When I think of death and grief leading to resurrection and new life, I am reminded of the movie, The Passion of The Christ. I am deeply moved at how the Blessed Mother is portrayed in that film. I can’t imagine how unbearable it was for Mary to witness her son being scourged, forced to […]
Perhaps this statement seems obvious and self-evident. Maybe you’re saying “Father why are you telling us stuff that we already know?! Porn is bad, I get it!” I wish that I didn’t have to reiterate that simple statement. However, a couple of weeks ago, I was talking to a friend of mine, Mr. Jim O’Day, […]
A central mystery of the Christian faith is the Paschal Mystery – the death, resurrection and “going forth” of Jesus Christ. Christians are called to imitate this mystery in their lives; to die to self, to rise again, and to go forth and share the message of Jesus with others. For an addict in recovery, […]
There is so much suffering in the lives of so many people today. In our work here at Integrity Restored, we are constantly hearing about the devasting impact of pornography on individuals, marriages, families and even our Church. One of the three pillars in our approach to recovery from the struggle is “an increased spiritual life, spiritual direction and frequent reception of the sacraments.” The sacrament of Reconciliation is a beautiful gift from God in the healing journey—a sacrament of healing, of mercy and of restoration.
So many men are addicted to pornography and masturbation. Many want to break free of these vices, but feel powerless. They may even start to think that there’s no hope for healing. Jim Gorski has been there, but he has also found a way to finally heal from his sexual addictions. Read this new blog to discover how he did it!
Lent is a time of remembering our sinful nature and remembering our need for God’s mercy. It can also be a time of great spiritual renewal for ourselves and relational renewal for our marriages.
A person who feels powerless can have great hope for the future. This is because, while he realizes he doesn’t have the tools to fight this battle on his own, there are others who can help him win the battle. He is aware that there are many valuable resources available to him, and he uses them.
When things start spiraling out of control, it can be hard for someone suffering from addiction to get back up on their feet. If you’re planning on talking with a loved one about their recovery, it’s important to understand what you can do to help.
In studying those who struggle with pornography addiction, researchers found that many people, especially young people, did not struggle with many deep emotional wounds. These people, like Sean, came from healthy, intact families with loving parents and siblings. There were no major traumas in their lives. So the question arose, “How did these people become addicted to internet pornography?”