Fast Forward

Many recovering alcoholics are familiar with the “end of the script.”  When tempted to drink, they are encouraged to think of where this “script” will “end.”  Fast forward past the party and see the hangover, the regret, the shame, the missed day of work, the neglected responsibilities, etc.  The same is true for sexual addicts.  Pornography looks so attractive in the moment and our brains quickly fall into the ruts of old, impure habits.  So, fast forward!  Remind yourself where this path leads (you know that full well by now).  That lustful look is a trap—a moment of pleasure followed by a mountain of pain.