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Why Does It Matter if I’m Addicted?

by Craig Gross on March 18th, 2019 in Podcast, Men, Women, Students

Hey, it’s Craig here, and the question this week…? Honestly, it kinda hurts.

“Why does it even matter if I’m an addict?”

Questions flood my inbox every week. I’ve seen them all. But this question rattled me more than others. It sounds like defeat. Like the question of a man or woman who has tried to quit, and given up.

Why does it matter? The fact that you’re addicted to something – and I think we would all agree – isn’t healthy. It’s not feeding your soul. It’s not bringing you life.

It’s certainly not doing you any favors in the bedroom. It’s not helping you satisfy your spouse. It’s not transforming your mind. It’s not serving your relationship with God. It’s not boosting your confidence. It’s not helping you see the things that God has uniquely gifted you for.

I think you’re in a situation where you go, “Man, I don’t want to keep living this way… but I’m tired of trying and failing to change…”

So the question, to me, sounds like defeat. Like, “I can’t change it (and so, I won’t be trying any longer).”

Does it matter? Yeah, I think it matters a lot. It matters enough for me to stick with this job for almost 20 years. I know it matters because I know that people matter. I know that whoever you are – asking this question on the other side of a computer screen – you matter. I know you’re asking because you need help. And we are here to help.

I would just challenge you: if you’re that in the dumps – if you’re that defeated – to know that it does matter because you do matter. And the Lord is with you. In and through the despair. He is a God of endless chances. He strength is made perfect in your weakness, and he loves you unto (literal) death.

As for our part, at the end of this month, we’re relaunching My Pilgrimage – the single best resource we’ve ever put out. 

We’ve seen such incredible transformation in people’s lives through this program. They’re willing to talk about it. They’re willing to learn. Willing to lead. They’re willing to be vocal about it saying, “Man, this didn’t just help me find freedom from my porn addiction… this changed my whole life.”

We’re really excited for you to check it out.

 

MY FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THIS PODCAST EPISODE

  • Why does it matter? The fact that you’re addicted to something – and I think we would all agree – isn’t healthy. It’s not feeding your soul. It’s not bringing you life.
  • It’s certainly not doing you any favors in the bedroom. It’s not helping you satisfy your spouse. It’s not transforming your mind. It’s not serving your relationship with God. It’s not boosting your confidence. It’s not helping you see the things that God has uniquely gifted you for.
  • The mind is a powerful thing, and when porn is circling through it, I think it’s detrimental to our relationships with your spouses, how we see women, and how we see sex, in general.

 

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