Addiction is a half-suicide where you slowly kill your soul with a poisonous substance or behavior.
Sex and porn addicts share certain characteristics. One of these common traits is that the desperate quality of our need (to feel wanted, needed, validated, worthwhile, etc.) makes true intimacy – the one thing that can actually meet these needs – impossible. Rather than searching for and working to develop emotional connection and intimacy with another person, we compulsively seek the quick fix we get with sex or porn. Then, as soon as the sexual action is over, because our needs have not truly been met, we’re back where we started. It’s like trying to fix physical hunger with a bag of potato chips. It may satisfy our craving for food in the moment, but we get very little in the way of lasting nourishment, so we’re hungry again a short while later.
Just for Today
Find ways to nourish your soul, rather than relying on the quick fix.