Tag Archives: shame

  • Combatting Shame
    Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

    Combatting Shame

    Shame is an antisocial emotion. Talking about shame is the social solution. As active sex and porn addicts, we spent our days trying very hard to not feel our...
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  • Overcoming the Shame of Porn Addiction
    Sunday, September 27th, 2020

    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
    Thursday, August 27th, 2020

    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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  • Sexual Shame and Substance Abuse
    Monday, August 10th, 2020

    Sexual Shame and Substance Abuse

    Understanding Sexual Shame No shame is more powerful than sexual shame. Often, sexual shame is linked to unresolved early-life sexual trauma. People who experience sexual abuse, neglect, violence, verbal...
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  • Shame as an Underlying Issue
    Saturday, June 27th, 2020

    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
    Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

    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
    Friday, May 15th, 2020

    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
    Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

    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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