If you need an analogy for addiction, imagine living without air. Then imagine something worse.
When we say the words “sex addiction” to non-addicted people, the knee-jerk response is often something like: “Hey, sounds fun. Sign me up.” In truth, sex addiction is the opposite of fun. It is a compulsion that leads to shame, depression, anxiety, and a wide variety of negative consequences, just like every other form of addiction. Sex addiction is not about having a good time any more than alcoholism is about having a good time.
Just for Today
List three ways that sex addiction has taken you away from rather than toward fun and enjoyment.