In our previous article in this series, we discussed the importance of hope in trying to change patterns of pornography use or other sexual behaviors. Hope dictates effort. Without hope, it is unlikely that you will make any significant progress in this area. But to ho...

While some states are reopening, many others are not and normalcy may still be a long way off for many of us. The strategy this week can help us cope with the pandemic, but it will also prove helpful for improving quality of life in general. The skill is simple, but bu...

April 29, 2020

During this quarantine, do you find yourself stuck in your head a lot?Chances are that if you are like most people, you have been struggling with a number of difficult or unhelpful thoughts. Anxious and worried type thoughts are pretty common these days, as are hopeles...

April 22, 2020

In our last post we talked about how getting into a rut and routine without variety might be a bad thing during this pandemic. Doing the same things over and over without variety will likely lead to a feeling of malaise. We talked about how to use mindfulness with inte...

April 13, 2020

Cabin Fever. You're probably feeling at least a little bit stir-crazy at this point. I know I am. Most of us are several weeks into some type of job furlough, quarantine, stay-at-home order...and we can likely anticipate several more weeks of this to come. In fact, it...

March 31, 2020

The world we live in. As both mandatory and voluntary quarantines, social distancing, and shelter-in-place orders continue, many people are finding themselves in states of heightened emotional vulnerability, increased distress, and even experiencing increasing levels o...

March 24, 2020

This is a crazy time we are living in. Without getting into any doom-and-gloom or speculating on how dangerous COVID-19 may be, it is reasonable to say that we are living through a completly unique worldwide experience at this time. Our current status is unprecedented...

February 25, 2020

Are you Struggling in this age of anxiety?

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is the gold standard for treating anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  How does it work? Whenever our brain perceives a potential threat (speaking in front of people, flying o...

June 16, 2019

Last week we began a 12 week series of articles on how to overcome ongoing pornography use written primarily for Christian men and women who are struggling, but want to stop. Last week we discussed the beginnings of developing motivation to change - that change is desi...

June 14, 2019

The first malediction in the Judeo-Christian scriptures occurs in the second chapter of Genesis. In chapter 1, everything is deemed good and very good by God. Then in chapter 2, we see that the first man is missing something. He has all he needs in the physical realm (...

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