Tag Archives: Addiction

What Do You Believe About the Meaning of Life?

What if you were a plant, what would you be?

Why not flowers?  They are so beautiful.

As you sink deeper and deeper into the meaning of the following poem, you may discover purpose; an escape from porn addiction.


Death. Life.

Few days; much trouble

Flowers withering away

Like fleeting shadows

At least, trees have hope; cut down

Stump dies; scent of water; buds

 Jot down the poem on scrap paper and look at it throughout the day.

Ponder the words of hope.


Job 14:1 – 14

Thank you,

Dale Criswell

P.S. How did the scripture in Job affect you?

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.


Psalm 145

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Dale Criswell

When You Recover from an Addiction, We Are Woven Together

As You Meditate on the Poem,

You Discover the Meaning of We.

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The hanging bridge

Creeping Vines

Entwine our Life.

–Basho, 1644-1694

Thank you,


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


Psalm 23



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.


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)



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.


Releasing, redirecting, empowering, guiding

To experience your requests

To increase your strength

To give you hope

–D. R. Criswell


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



Porn Addict: Finding the Present Moment

Experiencing God is like sleep;

waking up is

not forgetting.






By D. R. Criswell


Psalm 145:8, 9

The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

(King James Version) public domain