Helpful Recovery Tips from Sexual Addiction Tip #4: Talk it out

Finding freedom in Jesus Christ from sexual and relational sin

Helpful Recovery Tips from Sexual Addiction
Tip #4: Talk it out

Find safe people that you can talk to regarding your sexual sin and your daily battle. Sexual sin is developed in a secret, set aside, compartmentalized world. Sexual sin has a difficult time surviving in the world of reality and truth. Having safe people to confide in will represent that reality for you. Let’s address the obvious question. What makes someone safe? They need to demonstrate the ability to keep confidentiality, have a solid grasp of both Truth and Grace and will promote God dependency rather than self-reliance. These safe people may already be evident in your life or you may need to seek them out. Many churches provide support groups that address the issue of sexual sin. Within those groups you may find individuals with whom you can develop a one on one relationship. Be careful in developing relationships with someone who is also new to recovery and do not eliminate those who do not understand sexual addiction. The principle in this tip is to begin talking. These safe people will play important roles in your future recovery steps but for now you need to start talking. When we verbally purge the secrets and shame of our sexual sin we will often feel better. If you have a stomach virus and you vomit, you feel better but you have not dealt with the core issue of the virus. Do not believe you are healed just because you verbally vomit your secrets and shame upon a safe person. You must deal with the core “virus” of your sexual sin. Finding safe people can be difficult. Seek guidance from your pastor or counselor regarding this search.
If you or someone you know needs help regarding recovery from sexual sin, give us a call at 877-320-5217 or visit or website at www.restorationpath.org

David Jones, MS
Executive Director

Restoration Path Ministries
PO Box 343418 Bartlett TN 38184-3418
www.restorationpath.org
(877) 320-5217

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About David Jones

David is a Memphis native and lives with his wife of 25 years and two children. David has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Memphis. He has worked in mental health for over 30 years with adolescents and adults in inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. For the past 15 years David’s primary focus has been working with men and their spouses in intensive sexual addiction workshops.

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