By all accounts I have been a pornography addict nearly my whole life. It has been a struggle written in my psyche for many, many years. I struggle with it today. It will be my cross to bear, my vigilance to maintain for the rest of my life. Regarding the theme of this blog, I want to focus on a key issue that hurts the healing, recovering addict.
For reasons I am unsure of there is an ignorance regarding this debilitating addiction. Science is doing all it can to evaluate this claim. Society continuously denies the potential this issue can even exist. And then there is you and I, those individuals wh know for a fact that their struggle could have no more sincere name than an addiction.
If I were to go today and meet randomly hundreds of people, you would have people openly saying:
I am trying to quit smoking
I am a recovering alcoholic
I am a recovering shopaholic
I am a recovering bulimic
and I would say “oh good luck with keeping on track.”
But what if I were to tell some of these people:”Oh yeah, I am a recovering pornography addict?
I would lose relationships
I would be considered a pervert
I would like to say people come to the table to face this demon equally.