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13 FAQ’s with Douglas Weiss, PhD

Doug Weiss, PhD

Dr. Douglas Weiss, PhD 1.  WHAT IS SEX ADDICTION? Sex addiction is a method of medicating feelings and/or coping with stress to the degree that one’s sexual behavior becomes the major coping mechanism in their life. The individual often cannot stop the sexual behavior for any great length of time by themselves. The sex addict…

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Have you changed your camera lens?

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Have you changed your camera lens (the one on your brain)? The human eye- that marvelous organ- has a lense on it not unlike a camera. It receives signals from your eyeballs and helps your brain make sense of what you see. What does a lens do anyway? According to Wikipedia, the role of a camera lens is to “correct the many optical aberrations that arise in…

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Jesus lusted?

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  Say what? Jesus lusted? Impossible. No, it’s not. But before we get to that, let’s look at a new idea I’ll call lust legalism.   Lot of fancy words there. Now let’s look at one of the main, if not the main, verses used by the church on the topic: Let’s break that verse…

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Watch what you worship

Pornography is a powerful medium- strong enough to shape your future. That is because pornography can become a form of worship, and worship determines our destiny. The things we worship are the things we value most. Many of us consider our relationship with God as paramount, and direct our worship accordingly. The things we value most are the…

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The Landmines of Sexual Sin, by Charles Stanley

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The Bible teaches us a basic truth: Sinful activity carries serious consequences. Sexual sin is no exception. Sexual sin is a devastating landmine indeed. We must use our bodies to glorify Him. Remaining sexually pure is a testimony to the world that we serve a holy God. Refusing to do so, however, is rebellion against…

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You are an Umbrella

The Umbrella of Protection

An umbrella? Well you resemble one in a spiritual sense. An umbrella protects. You, as a man, are an umbrella, or covering of protection over your family. Strong’s Concordance defines rule here as “to set over, to superintend, to be a protector or guardian. To care for.” You work in concert with God, because spiritual protection originates from God. Spiritual protection…

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SYNTHETIC SEXUALITY: TWINKIE PORN

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          What’s the difference between the experience that happens during a healthy sexual relationship with a loved one- vs. the sexual experience that occurs while interacting with ‘strangers’, using pornography? Let’s look. Fight the New Drug has published an article which gives details of the counterfeit nature of the pornography-based experience, both in terms of the…

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No porn. No sex?! Now what?

man puzzled over sexless marriage

I can’t look at porn because it destroys all that is precious to me. And going without porn is manageable in a healthy marriage, especially those with a vibrant sex life. But some of you are without sex inside your marriage. Ouch. The sexless marriage Sexless marriages exist. I first heard of one from a friend who…

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How porn impacts your marriage

Porn's Impact

There are some who say that porn is not harmful to a marriage; some believe it is healthy. Consider a study done in 1984 by Dolf Zillman of the University of Indiana and Jennings Bryant of the University of Houston. Their findings indicate that exposure to pornography strongly impacted how the subjects felt about their…

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Like Father, Like Son (The Lawn Chair Story)

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Pornography is the epitome of selfishness. With porn, I do my own thing. I control it. I get pretty much everything I want. In this little world I don’t care much about anybody else. My needs rule. But the choices I make in this fantasy world affect those around me, in my real life. A True Story A friend shared…

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