Reading Joy

I divide all readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget. –William Lyon Phelps Hi there.  I love to read.  However, if you were to track my activities over the last decade, you would find plenty of evidence to convict me to the contrary.  It’s been awful!  I…

Come Back!

  I have wistful moments at the strangest times-like today-driving northbound down my street headed to pick up my boys from school at 2:00pm after stopping by the store. (Whew!  That’s a lot of prepositional phrases-which is why you feel out of breath right now.) The moments never last long so I try to pause and…

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…