Sex addiction is an intimacy disorder. Ron Deal writes, “For many, sex has become a hiding place, a behavior that presents the appearance of intimacy, but is really striving for self-protection.”
Sadly, true transparency, genuineness, and authenticity are not descriptors of many of us. Chris Rock framed it like this: “When someone meets you, they are not meeting you. They are meeting your representative.”
Paul wrote, “The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith” (1 Timothy 1:5).
And Peter spoke of “the tested genuineness of your faith” (1 Peter 1:7).
The answer? Peel back the mask. Let people see you as you really are. That is where the healing begins.
Recovery Step: Get real – before God and man.