I remember a few years ago I was listening to Ted Roberts from Pure Desire speak to my peers on the subject of porn.  He then had us turn to a page in the handout and said we are going to take the SAST or Sexual Addiction Screening Test.  Ok I can do that. This would be good for me to know what’s on this test. 

 

But can I be with really transparent and honest with you?  As I began taking test, I started to have some fears. What if this assessment showed that I have a problem?  I couldn’t deal with that. I mean what if someone asked me what my score was? What would I say? I definitely was not ready to face a reality that I might have a problem. I had messed up in the past year, the past month, in the past few weeks…but I didn’t have a problem.  I was going to make sure the test showed that too.  

 

So every time I wasn’t sure exactly what to put down, I would put the answer down that made me sound better.  If you do that every single time, you can have some pretty good results…

 

Turns out I was one point below the threshold of having a problem!  That was a close one! And I let myself believe that lie.

 

Except I knew deep down if I was 100% honest with myself my results would have been different.  

 

Today, I want you guys to take the SAST.  I’ts’s one of the best and well known assessments out there.  You’ll take it on a different website and your results are not tracked in anyway. 

 

And I give you permission to take it twice.  You can take it the first time like I did. Answer in the most positive way you can!  And then if anyone asks your SAST score (no one will!) you have an answer! And then take it again, and try to be as brutally honest with yourself as you can!

 

To learn more about the SAST and to take it go to today’s lesson!

 

Making promises to ourselves does not work. Telling the truth does. Healing starts the moment we understand this ultimate reality. Dr. Patrick Carnes 

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