Lust Addiction

When my cousin came to our home to speak about addiction recovery, he made a very interesting distinction that I had never considered.  He suggested that viewing pornography is just one way of acting out on a lust addiction.  This was new territory for me.  I had always considered pornography viewing as the addiction; but he expanded the scope into lust addiction…

I Had a Dream

A few years ago I had a dream.  It was absolutely the most terrifying experience of my life.  I awoke too afraid to close my eyes again…for a very long time.Trying to pray away the feeling inside of me wasn’t enough.   I woke up my husband and tried to drag him into the experience-hoping for…

A Simple Definition

To start a series on addiction recovery, I feel that a good definition of addiction is in order.  I could get all clinical on you-but I won’t; that is rarely helpful to most of us lay people.   The best definition that I have ever encountered was given by my cousin at a pornography addiction…

Hallelujah!

Whoa!  It’s been a full summer and I haven’t posted forever, but today I am so pleased.  And I am ready to tackle a blog series that has been on my mind for a very long time.  For several years now I have hoped that, as religious folk,  we could get serious about addiction.  It…

Rebels

I believe, as did the writers of the Book Of Mormon, that it is a book just for OUR day.  The ancient civilizations  never had a nice, compiled book like we have. They had plates and plates of different types of records which were not open to public viewing; but were kept under close surveillance…

The Trouble With Guilt

This is not a post about the kind of guilt that we feel when we commit sin.  I would like to post on that sometime…but not today.  Today I want to write about the guilt that we feel because we live in the 21st century, or in America, or in a middle class family, or…