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How to Protect Your Kids from Porn

About six months ago, I was approached by a European publisher who wanted to publish my book, Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography, in Italian.  Naturally I was flattered and agreed to have the translated book published.  However, before moving forward with this project, I needed to update my book.  Ev...

11 07 2017

The Three Tiers of Addiction Recovery

People often ask me what the recovery process entails.  Especially when dealing with addiction to pornography, there is a desire to be able to recognize progress since it is such a difficult addiction.  I often describe recovery as a three-tiered process: sobriety, inner-healing, and transformation. Sobriety: Being sober means no longer usin...

10 03 2017

Breaking Addiction: Educate Yourself

  In this article, I continue discussing the seven points of the Integrity Starts Here! recovery program.  The next two points are 5) Spiritual Plan and 6) Education.  Here I provide a description for each of these points.   Spiritual Plan: A close intimate relationship with God is important for successful recovery.  Here is where ...

07 26 2017

Pornography Addiction Recovery: Integrity Starts Here

In this article, I begin to discuss the seven points of the Integrity Starts Here! recovery program.  The first two points are 1) Honesty, Self-knowledge, and Commitment; and 2) Purifying your Life.  Here I provide a description for each of these points.   Honesty, Self-knowledge and Commitment:  This point focuses on being honest with you...

07 12 2017

It Provides The Feeling of Power. It’s A Lie.

In this article, I discuss the seventh and eighth characteristics of pornography addiction. It is Used as a Reward.  Pornography addicts can also justify their pornography use by viewing it as a reward.  Whether they have been working hard in their career or around the house, they justify their pornography use as a reward for “a job well d...

06 27 2017

Update: Porn Is Still Terrible For You

In this article, I discuss the fifth and sixth characteristics of pornography addiction.   It is used to Escape Negative Feelings.  Here is where we often hear the term “self-medicating.”  Addicts often use pornography as a coping strategy to deal with deep emotional pain.  Often they don’t even realize the pain is there or th...

06 20 2017

When Pornography Becomes An Escape

In this article, I discuss the fifth and sixth characteristics of pornography addiction.   It is used to Escape Negative Feelings.  Here is where we often hear the term “self-medicating.”  Addicts often use pornography as a coping strategy to deal with deep emotional pain.  Often they don’t even realize the pain is there or th...

06 15 2017

The Signs of Pornography Addiction Part II

In this article, I discuss the third and fourth characteristics of pornography addiction. It is Degenerative and Progressive.  Over time the addiction gets worse.  As with any addiction a tolerance develops.  With this, the need for pornography grows.  In addition to spending more time viewing pornography, the type of pornography sought be...

06 07 2017

Characteristics of Pornography Addiction; Part 1

For those who struggle with pornography addiction, and their loved ones, successful recovery requires a basic understanding of the addiction.  There are eight characteristics of pornography addiction.  In each of the next four articles I will discuss two characteristics.  It is my hope that this information will encourage readers to study more a...

06 06 2017

Offering A Sincere Apology

When your wife discovers that you have become addicted to pornography, it can be devastating for her. She may feel deeply hurt and betrayed. One of the first steps to healing your marriage is offering an apology. Your wife deserves an honest and sincere apology, and a simple “I’m sorry” won’t suffice. She needs to formally know you are sorr...

01 13 2017

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