The Opposite of Addiction

 

Boom! We are on week 3!   You are about halfway through and we are learning a lot about what it takes to start new healthy habits that don’t include porn or other unwanted sexual behavior. 

 

This week we are going to talk about a crucial element of overcoming porn.

 

Ted says that all of the experts don’t know anyone that has gotten free by themselves.  Guys have to include other people. Dangit!

 

I didn’t know that in my 10+ year struggle.  I was trying to get free all by myself, thinking that I would eventually have enough willpower to get free.  I was wrong. Dead wrong.   

 

And I’m not saying that even if I did that I would have actually included anyone  in my struggle. I just wasn’t quite ready to tell people that I had messed up, and risk having to tell them that I messed up again, and again, and again.  It was just easier to not talk about it.   

 

I was so afraid of what people might think of me. I didn’t want them to see my weakness.  

 

But what I didn’t know is that being real with other guys would not be some necessary evil, but would actually be one of the most refreshing exercises of my life.  It was amazing.

 

Like drinking cool water on a hot desert day…It felt good just to get out there.  It was with a group of guys I felt safe with and I knew they wouldn’t judge me…and they didn’t. They encouraged me and applauded me for my courage to share. 

 

You are probably still thinking you don’t want to talk to anyone about this.  I don’t blame you. And no one’s going to make you. It’ll be your decision on your own time. 

 

But for now, your task for today is to watch The Opposite of Addiction and to answer the questions!

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