Category Archives: Addiction Recovery

Addiction Recovery: Cautious Envy; Affectionate Peace; Proverbs 14:30

 

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Peaceful mountain stream flows through lush forest , Doi Inthanon National Park Thailand

 

Peace Offers a Host of High Energy Emotions.

What does pornography offer you?

Long-term emotions, what Low Energy Emotions Does  pornography deluge you?

Proverbs 14:30  New International Version (NIV)

30 A heart at peace gives life to the body,
    but envy rots the bones.

Peace comes to those who find recovery from addiction.

Thanks,

Dale

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Addiction Recovery; The Biggest Problem with Arriving at the Pinnacle

As You Read the Following Poem, you will witness an unseen beauty.

The beauty is right inside you?

Suppose you could find the one secret that gives you hope, what would you do for it?

Ponder each verse of the poem to feel the meaning for your life.

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Where Does One End?

Can any Bargain

Follow the heavens beyond

Enlightenment; Is

Difficult or easy, Why?

Ants never reach  pinnacles

There are very few people who reach self-awareness.

Critical thinking comes from asking questions, and understanding comes from self-awareness.   Having awareness opens understanding to your purpose.

320px-Michael_Spiller_-_twisty_forest_paths_(by-sa)Where do you want to go?

What do you what to do?

Who do you want to become?

Whose love do you want?

Joyfully explore the feelings that you are feeling.  God guides you through your conscience.

Very few people reach the zenith of self-awareness.

Thank God that you are not an ant.

You can Look beyond the earth into God’s heart for enlightenment.

Meditation

Psalm 145

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Thanks,

Dale Criswell

How to Have Strength in Addiction Recovery

Broken wing; flight stops

Weary, builds her strength; there’s hope

Fly; fall; try again

Young eagle grows tired; still hopes

Everlasting God gives strength

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Soaring High; Broken Wing

 

Meditation 

Isaiah 40:28 – 31

Instruction for a four minute Meditation:

  1. Read poem out loud.
  2. Emphasize words that have meaning to you.
  3. Breathe deeply, exhale during reading, and meditate.
  4. Silently read poem to the rhythm of your breathing
  5. Having eyes closed, remain silent.
  6. Probing your heart, ask, “What does the poem mean to me?”
  7. Throughout the day, you may continue to ponder the meaning.
  8. Thank God for His compassion, wisdom, and comfort.

Thanks,

Dale

Three Condtions of Addiction Recovery

See yourself developing life’s freedoms.

Imagine yourself experiencing a new way of thinking.

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Awareness Brings Fruit

Cold springs satisfy

Fruit trees recover decay

Emerald meadows

Wisdom understands knowledge

Addiction Recovery

Meditation

Psalm 23

Thanks,

Dale

Pornography: 50% or More of Christian Men View Porn Once a Month

And now as you feel these feelings, you experience going through stages of behavioral change.  You see your desires working for you.

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More than 50% of Christian men look at porn once a month.

Sexual cravings

Porn addict’s appetite

Pleasure draws him to

Hunger drives him on

His appetite works for him

Satisfaction rules

 Unsatisfied need

His desire longs for pleasure

Pain fills his being

He yearns after peace

God satisfies his longing

He finds liberty

Meditation

Proverbs 16:26

26 He that laboureth,

laboureth for himself;

for his mouth craveth it of him.

Thanks,

Dale

Pornography: The Top Three Lessons from the Loss of Porn Addiction

Grief may be joy misunderstood;

Only the Good discerns the good.

–Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Have you noticed yet that giving up your porn addiction you felt a loss?

I remembered a time when I deleted all porn sites from my favorites’ list.

The feelings were similar to grieving for a dead friend, especially, one that comforted me whenever I needed it.  From time to time I shed tears.

The only problem was that when I buried my friend, he was still alive.  I didn’t even lock him in a coffin and vault. He resurrected back into my life.

I went through 40 years of mixed feelings for pornography; dying and living.

In 2014, I was able to stay sober the entire year with only two minor slips (measured in seconds).

Now, I have a new friend, freedom.

From time to time, I shed tears for this feeling.

Three Lessons of Losing an Addiction (a Haiku Poem)

Grieve the loss of porn;

Resurrecting it once more;

Grief joy understood.

Meditation

Psalm 20:1, 2

The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;

Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; (King James Version, public domain)

Thanks,

Dale

Pornography: The Shocking Truth about Telling God What to Do

An Addiction is to lose something dear,

But still, somehow,

You are powerless to stop acting out.

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The Grief of Loss

Tell God What to Do NOW Command God:

Reveal to me steps to take. Empower me to find a therapist. Guide me to group meetings. Shine your light through us.

The Shocking Truth: God Obeys Your Commands. Be Careful.

God

Releasing, redirecting, empowering, guiding

To experience your requests

To increase your strength

To give you hope

–D. R. Criswell

Meditation 

Isaiah 45:10-12  King James Version (KJV) public domain

10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?

11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.

12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded

Thanks,

Dale