It Still Hurts, Even After All This Time

It Still Hurts, Even After All This Time

It’s been over a decade since we learned that our son is gay. You’d think I’d be used to it by now. I’m not. I’m sitting in Sunday school and a man several rows back brings up the “sin of homosexuality” and declares that the church isn’t “hard enough” on that sin. It...
The Cycle of Addiction: Preoccupation

The Cycle of Addiction: Preoccupation

In his book Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction, Patrick Carnes introduces the “addiction cycle” as it relates to sex addiction. He shares 4 components to this cycle. They are preoccupation, ritualization, sexual compulsivity, and despair. For this...