Consequences Build Over Time

Acceptance of our situation is the first step toward overcoming the consequences of our addiction.

Usually, sex and porn addiction build slowly over time. This makes it difficult for us addicts to clearly see the ways in which our lives have changed for the worse. Consequences that even a casual outside observer could readily identify as catastrophic can, for many of us, gradually become the norm. Because of this, the insanity of our addiction can look perfectly normal to us. It’s like placing a frog in a pot of warm water that is then set to boil. Because the temperature rises only incrementally, the frog never even realizes it’s being cooked.

Just for Today
Think about how your consequences started small and then escalated without you really noticing (or caring).