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?”
People often ask what to do when their prayer life becomes dry or desolate or when they know they need to give it a kick start because they have hit rock bottom and need God. For those who have found themselves separated from the Lord due to addiction and are looking for helpful tips or […]
Many people who struggle with pornography use wonder if they might be addicted to it. Here are six common warning signs for addiction: Viewing pornography frequently or bingeing: There are many ways that people who are addicted can use pornography. For some, there is a need to view it daily. They may even view it […]
There is a quote that says: “Good times produce weak men, weak men produce bad times, bad times produce strong men and strong men produce good times again.” I think it’s fair to say that we need strong men to produce good times again. Here at Integrity Restored, we are constantly hearing from those struggling […]
Matt was a 32-year-old man who is in recovery for pornography addiction. He had four months of good sobriety using all the tools he’d been given. Now it was time to investigate the root cause(s) of his addiction. To do this, we used the O.A.T. model of addiction. Developed by British therapist Paula Hall (2019), […]
When Lou was confronted about his use of Internet pornography, his excuse was that he was tired of the “vanilla” sex he was having with his wife, Roberta. He claimed he needed more excitement in the bedroom. This left Roberta feeling both angry and sad. She felt as if Lou was blaming her for his […]
Ryan and Joanna came to my office feeling really hurt and discouraged. Finding out about Ryan’s pornography addiction left Joanna cycling through many emotions, but she mainly felt angry and alone. The betrayal was almost too much for her to handle. Knowing how deeply he hurt his wife, Ryan was committed to doing whatever it […]