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...

As a Christian therapist, I thought it would be helpful to offer some of the better practical tools and Christian insights I have garnered, to aid my Christian brothers and sisters struggling with pornography use they can't seem to stop. I hope to do at least a 12 week...

While the clinical term "sex addiction" is a controversial one, clinical experience clearly shows that some individuals struggle with regulating their sexual behaviors. They engage in behaviors that are either contrary to their core values, high risk, harmful to self o...

August 22, 2018

In continuing our series of articles about learning self-control skills, we address the role of our thoughts in the process. If we are honest with ourselves, many of the areas we want to increase our self-control in (diet, exercise, sleep, etc), we experience a certain...

August 19, 2018

Modern Westerners, especially younger generations, mine included, are severely lacking in a primary virtue that is necessary for successful living on virtually all fronts of life.  Call it willpower, call it self-control or self-discipline, call it self-directed behavi...

August 19, 2018

If self-control is more than an innate trait, but rather a set of skills and habit of character, then we should be able to grow in self-control. But how do we do this? Surely there is more to increasing self-control and changing habits than merely "trying harder."  It...

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