Tag Archives: shame

  • Guilt, Shame, and Negative Self-Image
    Friday, October 1st, 2021

    Guilt, Shame, and Negative Self-Image

    Scott Brassart As occurs with all addictions, sex and porn addicts experience a great deal of both guilt and shame about their behavior. Unfortunately, a lot of people think...
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  • Overcoming the Shame of Porn Addiction
    Monday, September 27th, 2021

    Overcoming the Shame of Porn Addiction

    A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life. Porn addicts are often reluctant to seek help....
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  • Shame Resilience
    Friday, August 27th, 2021

    Shame Resilience

    We are only as sick as our secrets. In her book Daring Greatly, Brené Brown writes, “Shame resilience is about moving from shame to empathy—the real antidote to shame....
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  • Shame as an Underlying Issue
    Sunday, June 27th, 2021

    Shame as an Underlying Issue

    Shame is like quicksand. It sucks us in and tries to kill us. Nearly all sex and porn addicts are shame-based to one degree or another. As such, we...
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  • The Price of Shame
    Thursday, May 27th, 2021

    The Price of Shame

    Left unchecked, shame will eat your soul. Research shows that shame—the inherent belief that one is defective and unworthy of love—neither encourages nor motivates positive change. Instead, it corrodes...
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  • Working Step 5
    Saturday, May 15th, 2021

    Working Step 5

    Lies and secrets are cancer to the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only carnage behind. Plenty of recovering sex and porn addicts tell themselves that...
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  • The Pain That Drives Our Disorder
    Monday, May 3rd, 2021

    The Pain That Drives Our Disorder

    It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where we stumble, there lies our treasure. Addictions form primarily because early-life traumas have...
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  • Combatting Shame
    Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

    Combatting Shame

    When we share our story, shame cannot survive. Overcoming the deeply rooted shame that drives sex and porn addiction is a process of learning to recognize shame and its...
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