My Wake-Up Call

God has been working in me – again. Ever since I started my recovery from sexual sin, it has been my desire and my prayer that God would allow me to minister to other men struggling with sexual sin. I now serve my local Celebrate Recovery ministry in a leadership role; I maintain an anonymous […]

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How Much Does a Sexual Addiction Cost?

What does a sexual addiction cost? Everyone’s experience will be different, of course; there are so many variables. Will you tell a prospective mate about it before you marry? You might lose them as a result. Will you keep it a secret from them? You might lose them later, when it eventually comes out, as […]

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Are You a Sexual Addict?

I provided this short, online test to a friend some time ago, and I’ve used it myself. This one is specifically for men. I challenge every male reader to take it. You might be surprised at the results. http://www.healthyplace.com/psychological-tests/sexual-addiction-screening-test-men/

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Lessons Learned #1: I’m a Control Freak?

From time to time, I will post something God has taught me. There are sure to be many, and they may be out of order, as I remember and post lessons He has taught me in the past. I want to have a record of what I have learned so I remember each lesson and […]

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Back to School

I’m posting this information as background for future posts, as my journey through life now includes a journey through college. I didn’t go to college at the “normal” age. Actually, I didn’t finish school at the normal age. I did start at a public junior college after high school. However, attendance was not enforced in […]

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It Doesn’t Hurt Anybody?

Those of us who suffer from sexual addiction tend to look at our “private” sin as one that has no consequences for those in our lives. If they don’t know about it (and much of our energy is spent making sure they don’t), then it won’t hurt them. Right? Wrong! DAMAGED RELATIONSHIPS My addiction has […]

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Just Stop It! (or, Why Can’t You Stop Masturbating?!)

IT’S NOT THAT EASY In Bob Newhart’s first sitcom, where he played a psychologist, he once told a patient he was counseling, who was involved in an addiction, to “just stop it!” Of course, the irony was, if all you had to do was tell someone that, and it would work, there would be no […]

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My Heart’s Been Stolen!

Recently, a friend of mine asked me an excellent question: “When did Christ steal your heart?” This is my answer: I think it was when He answered a specific prayer that I had prayed. I believed He could answer any prayer, of course, but this was one of those that wasn’t as easy to believe […]

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The Steps I Took: What Helped Me?

In my initial post, “My Story,” I mentioned some of what helped me stop my sinful sexual behavior. Here is a list of the steps I took, in more detail. This is not necessarily a list of what will work for you; God works differently, and through different tools, in different people’s lives. However, these […]

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Just As I Am by Travis Cottrell

This song explains the name of my blog. We are saved just as we are. We do not have “clean up” our lives to come to Jesus. He works on that after we come to Him. This is a modern version of an old hymn, with an incredible new chorus added, which holds special meaning […]

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Saved: Just As I Am

I never wanted to be attracted to men, and didn't understand why I was. God showed me the answer was not for Him to remove the attraction. It was for me to submit to Him and, with His help, live a holy life. He saved me just as I was, and then He set about transforming me into what He wants me to be. - Jerry Stubblefield

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