Is it possible to overstate the impact that pornography, sexual sin, and sexual addiction have on the work of Christ’s church on earth?
I am a thirty year old, single female who is recovering from sex addiction.
In the summer of 2014, I betrayed the man I loved. To put it in counseling terms, I was “acting out.” In Christian circles, we call it sin. My sin was repeated. And confessed. And it took a lot of work to heal from that sin. Continue reading Safe People – Jane DoE
First, before I share my story, let me share the inspiration for my name. I have thought long and hard of how to blog with anonymity as a woman recovering from sex addiction. I wanted my nom de plume to have substance. I chose Jane DoE. Continue reading My name is Jane DoE…
“I’m a failure.”
“I’m a screw-up.”
“I’m a terrible person.”
How many times have we heard people say things like this, in times of hopelessness? Continue reading Who You Say We Are
Everyone in the small group just sat there. The awkward silence hung heavy in the room, like a heavy stage curtain that had just lowered onto everyone sitting in the circle. The bombshell had been dropped just a few seconds ago, but with each ticking second of silence it seemed like years. Continue reading I Don’t Know What To Do…
There are a lot of questions we hear for which the only appropriate answer is “DUH!” Sometimes people ask a question when they could figure out the answer just by being observant. But surely not Jesus, right? Continue reading Do You Want to Get Well?
January 6th, 2009 began like most Tuesdays. I got up and went into work, at the church where I served as Worship Pastor. Unlike most Tuesdays, our regular pastoral staff meeting had been cancelled. Continue reading Seven Years Ago…
Here we are, on another December 31st. Another year is about to be history, and people all over the world are spending the day making promises about everything that’s going to be different this next year. Continue reading I’m Opting Out…
The other night I finally watched “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” with Ben Stiller. I didn’t see it when it came out a couple of years ago, and I’ve never read the book by James Thurber either. I genuinely had no expectations for the movie at the start. Continue reading Beautiful Things
Holidays are an interesting time for people in recovery. Everything we see around us tells us that holidays are the best times of the year. Continue reading Giving Thanks?
God, I can’t do this. I can’t stand living another day enslaved to this addiction. Continue reading I Can’t Do This