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    Geoff HGeoff H
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    Glad to be checking in with sobriety and recovery since last month one day at a time. Thanks be to God! I am in the process of letting go of higher levels of lust today and staying the course with God’s help. I will commit to another day and let go of the things I can’t control in this world including my sexaholism and some anger and fear. Going on one week by tomorrow afternoon.

    Have a blessed night,

    Geoff

    #2258
    Geoff HGeoff H
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    Glad to be checking in sober and in recovery one day at a time since May 29th, 2020. Thanks be to God! I am staying within boundaries and connected to SA phone mtgs. Still struggling with the looks and glances at different types of women and bouncing the eyes, but lust levels are higher than usual these days and concern about a better job and horrible things going on in the world at this time. I will continue to turn this over to God for another day. Staying sober no matter what today.

    Have a blessed day,
    Geoff

    #2259
    Geoff HGeoff H
    Participant

    Very grateful for making it to two Masses this weekend. Very good connection.

    #2268
    Geoff HGeoff H
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    Checking in with another 24 hours of sobriety and recovery and letting go of pornographic memories and wanting to act upon them. Almost 2-wks sober and making a promise each day to stay sober no matter what. It doesn’t work if I don’t continue taking the actions daily. Went to a Chapel twice today and then a Church with the tabernacle in the doorway of the Church, which can be viewed from the outside. Triggers are going back to a job next week now that is reopening that is an underpaid position, but grateful to have the temp job since I don’t have anything else yet, but getting closer. I am also praying against radical groups that would love to take our great country down, which won’t happen. I am going to connect to a Priest tomorrow morning to get more direction with my job search and glad to be turning this over. Have a blessed night. Taking it one day at a time is all that can be done and is the best way to live. Also surrendering insecurities, uncertainty and any and all indecision.

    Geoff

    #2269
    Geoff HGeoff H
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    Staying sober and in recovery one day at a time. Thanks be to God! Struggling with a lot of resentment towards going back to a low paying contract opportunity tomorrow that I was laid off from for almost 3-months. This is all very stressful and hard to turn over and know that lust will try to look like an option. Instead I am taking the high road and not giving lust a second thought. I will commit to another day of recovery since May 29, 2020. I am grateful for some headway in having a couple of interviews within the past month.

    Have a blessed day,
    Geoff

    #2276
    Geoff HGeoff H
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    Checking in and grateful for sobriety and recovery for another day. Thanks be to God! Lust is trying to make it’s way to the forefront and letting it go by checking it in here. One day at a time is all this is and it was helpful to be at work today. Struggles with looks and glances at different types of women and asking God to help me pray for them instead of objectify. Lust doesn’t discriminate and it can be cunning baffling and powerful. Being accountable to a shorter SA mtg on the way to work today that helps me stay committed for the 24 hours. Also going to Mass tonight and stopping in the Adoration Chapel helped and daily readings and prayer. I have to watch out for the HALT – Hungry, Angry, Lonely and tired especially when my sleep last night was very light last night and having to get up earlier for work now. Being single can be very challenging even though I have been in SA recovery for over a decade in a half. Surrendering the periodical slips to porn and masturbation and use to be paying for sex for about a 14 year period and have not revisited that for 16 years and a 2 plus months now. I am in the process of trying to let go of anger, resentment towards not being in a better job and sometimes not having a woman to be with. Taking the steps to just keep it simple and don’t allow myself to complicate things in my head and give up. In spite of not being sober for the long-term though I have been able to acquire more recovery over the years, but taking the actions in order to keep my sobriety. Until later I will commit until tomorrow.

    Have a blessed night,

    Geoff

    #2277
    Geoff HGeoff H
    Participant

    Currently staying sober though since May, 2020. One day at a time is all it is.

    Geoff

    #2288
    Geoff HGeoff H
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    Checking in and glad to be sober and in recovery. Thanks be to God! I am taking it one day at a time and praying for the willingness to surrender lust, fear, anger and some unacceptance of life on life’s terms. Praying against triggers with awful groups trying to destroy American History in this great country we live in and I trust that God will use good people to restore it. Let go and let God and I need to do the next right thing just for the rest of today.

    Have a blessed night,

    Geoff

    #2298
    Geoff HGeoff H
    Participant

    Checking in and glad to be sober and in recovery for another day. Thanks be to God! I am still powerless over lust and need God’s help to surrender lust for another day. Especially the radical agendas that are out there. As Catholic Christians we have to pray against the taking down of our history piece by piece in our beautiful country. Those who destroy property and try to force their agenda on others will be accountable to God and they know not what they do. The reason I bring this up is because it can affect my recovery and has in the past. I will commit to another day of recovery and do the next right thing.

    Have a blessed night,

    Geoff H

    #2300
    Jim MJim M
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    It’s the last day of June and my first day on this forum. I have the desire to not feel the pain, shame, and remorse that acting out causes me this day. I have been sexually sober by the grace of God for over ten days (not sure of the first day.) I know there’s nothing left for me in lust, but am powerless over what it does to me. I know from people I’ve met in SA that I’m not hopeless, and I know from the Saints in The Church that the answer is prayer, surrender to God, and the sacraments.

    I’ve been sober for 38 years from alcohol, drugs, and tobacco but lust is another level of impossible, at least by my own power. I’m a cradle Catholic who left The Church as soon as I got away from my parents, but came back in 1995. I’ve struggled with lust my whole life, and know I can’t beat it on my own. I need the fellowship of The Church, the Sacraments, and some hope.

    Peace,
    Jim M

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