Working Step 5

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All daily inspirations can be found in the book Sex and Porn Addiction Healing and Recovery. Used here with permission of the author.

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 their most distressing and disturbing behaviors should not be shared. Ever. Not even as part of Step 5. In fact, plenty of us embark on Step 5 fully intending to omit our most shameful behaviors. That said, a lack of complete honesty when working Step 5 is not only unwise, it is downright dangerous. Continuing to compartmentalize and hide from others the worst of ourselves creates anxiety, depression, remorse, and more, all of which are emotions that can drive us right back to active addiction.

Task for Today
See if your desire to recover is stronger than your shame.