Lou Holtz said, “Some people find solutions; others find excuses. Excuses are easier to find than solutions.”
We’ve been making excuses for a long time. The first excuse-maker was a lady named Eve. Perhaps you’ve heard of her. We read, “Then the Lord said to the woman, ‘What is this that you have done?’ The woman said, ‘The serpent deceived me, and I ate’” (Genesis 3:13).
There are several common excuses we hear from sex addicts:
- “My dad introduced me to porn.”
- “My wife offers too little sex.”
- “I was abused as a child.”
- “I have an unusually strong sex drive.”
The list goes on forever. And while it’s true that your past may explain your behaviors, your past doesn’t excuse your behaviors.
Recovery Step: Until you take ownership for your addiction, you won’t take responsibility for your recovery. It’s time to step up – no more excuses.