Tag Archives: shame

  • Overcoming the Shame of Porn Addiction
    Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

    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
    Saturday, August 27th, 2022

    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
    Monday, June 27th, 2022

    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
    Friday, May 27th, 2022

    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
    Sunday, May 15th, 2022

    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
    Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

    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
    Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

    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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  • The Hole in the Soul
    Sunday, March 27th, 2022

    The Hole in the Soul

    Addictions are an attempt to externally fill an internal void. Sex and porn addicts share certain characteristics. One of these common traits is that even when we got the...
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  • Guilt vs. Shame
    Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

    Guilt vs. Shame

    Shame, the inherent belief that we are flawed and unworthy, is a soul-eating emotion. Guilt is the feeling that we’ve done something bad that goes against our values and...
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