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Surviving (and Thriving After) Hitting Rock Bottom

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Barry Bonnette - July 24, 2019 12:39 pm

Such a beautiful story of honesty, and faithfulness.

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T. Czukoski - July 24, 2019 5:40 pm

Thank you, Paul and Susan for your testimonies. What an incredible testament of love, forgiveness, redemption, restoration, and His grace.
I experienced a very similar pathway of my own doing, my poor decisions, singularly my responsibility, … a deep, deep addiction to pornography, including the horrendous missteps of child pornography and subsequent 17 month prison term. Demons and triggers from experiences with childhood physical and sexual abuse, together with work and family stressors, and the need to numb the pain were the fuel and ignition to deep, deep addiction and pathway to destruction. Ever present, the shame and guilt has swung from suicidal ideation intensity to a persistent nagging, my wealth of supports helping me every step of the way.
My wife, Ann, a true angel on Earth, similarly loved me unconditionally, forgave me, singularly led our family of five during my absence, and continues to fully support my therapy-for-life and 4 1/2 years in the incredible ministry, Celebrate Recovery, where I have recommitted my life to Christ’s care and enduring grace.
The destructiveness of sexual and pornography addiction is real. It is persistent. It is growing and epidemic. I am so greatly thankful for my recovery, the healing power of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ., the support of my family and friends, and the super human strength, forgiveness, and unconditional love from my amazing wife, Ann.
God bless you, Paul and Susan!

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Steve Scott - October 1, 2019 1:47 pm

Met Jim O’Day and his wife yesterday in my (and their new) neighborhood. Visited this website given to me from his business card. Read Paul and Susan’s testimony and will be delving more deeply into this ministry as soooo many ideas have come into my mind about how to share all of this. Thank you for this new insight. SS.

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