In 1934, a young Frank Sinatra sang the lyrics of I Get a Kick Out of You for the first time. A line from that song: “Mere alcohol doesn’t thrill me at all.”
Substitute sex addiction for alcohol and you have the testament of every sex addict. Eventually, the alure loses its thrill. The addict continues to indulge his habit despite diminishing returns. This often leads to other behaviors the addict never dreamed he might commit, from perusing dating sites and using child porn, to crossing the gender line.
The answer? Michael Bassey Johnson writes, “Take care of your heart and your mind, for they are like a garden. And nothing good thrives in a garden full of weeds.”
Your addiction cannot satisfy. So treat it as a weed and pull it out by its roots.
Recovery Step: “Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy” (Proverbs 28:13).