When we feel entitled to something, we’ll step all over someone else to get it.
As sex and porn addicts, we often feel entitled to act out. We convince ourselves that what we desire is no less than what we deserve, no matter that we may be hurting loved ones and others in the process. Rather than feeling grateful for our blessings, including the fact that many people do love and care about us, we decide that they and everyone else owe us something. We say, “Just look at all that I do for my family. I deserve a little reward, a little something that’s just for me.” So we decide to get what’s ours, no matter the consequences.
Task for Today
Identify a ‘lie of entitlement’ you’ve used to justify your addictive behavior. Share that lie with another person. Ask for feedback.