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Porn and Trauma: Unraveling the Connection

What’s the relationship between pornography and trauma? A look into the extensive…

What’s the relationship between pornography and trauma? A look into the extensive research on this subject reveals a complex answer. Exposure to porn can traumatize the viewer. At the same time, addictive patterns of pornography…

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What the Saints Can Teach Us About Struggles With Porn

You and I are truly in good company as we celebrate the…

You and I are truly in good company as we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints (November 1), the multitude of sinners-made-saints who go both recognized and unrecognized in the liturgical calendar. This is true even…

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Breaking Free From Sham Honesty, With Fr. Mike Schmitz

Sham Honesty vs. Authenticity Fr. Mike distinguishes what he calls “sham honesty”…

Sham Honesty vs. Authenticity Fr. Mike distinguishes what he calls “sham honesty” from true authenticity: “There was a man named Dietrich von Hildebrand and he wrote a book called The Trojan Horse in the City…

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Jeffrey’s Story: From White-Knuckle Sobriety to Soul Freedom

I am 38 and just celebrated two years of freedom from pornography…

I am 38 and just celebrated two years of freedom from pornography addiction. Not just white-knuckled sobriety like I’ve had in the past, but actual, deep, soul freedom! Two years ago, my core message was…

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Porn and Loneliness: Breaking the Cycle

“I’m 18 years old and I have been watching porn since I…

“I’m 18 years old and I have been watching porn since I was 13. It is painful to watch porn, but it is like a drug it is hard to shake off. I do it…

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Hungry for Porn or Just Hungry?

What in the world would make a fish go after a worm…

What in the world would make a fish go after a worm on a hook? Perhaps it’s because he’s just a total idiot. Or he’s a disgusting gluttonous pig who can’t control his desires. Maybe it’s because…

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How Reading Books (For Fun!) Can Help You Overcome Porn

Are you on the lookout for new ways to fight the temptation…

Are you on the lookout for new ways to fight the temptation to look at porn? Obviously, there are a LOT of great books and articles out there to help you quit porn. You can…

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What Happens When You Stop Watching Porn?

So, you stop watching porn—what happens next? We find both good news…

So, you stop watching porn—what happens next? We find both good news and bad news, I’ll start with the bad. Stopping porn, especially if it’s a longtime habit, can be tough. If it were easy,…

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