The Science Behind Pornography

Published on Wednesday 6 April 2016

[This article is taken from a talk I gave at a men’s conference. KDM] Vicious Circles In cognitive-behavioral therapy we think about behavior having a kind of momentum that works a lot like physical momentum. As you start to ride a bike downhill, you will notice your momentum gradually increasing; it gets easier and easier to pedal as…
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Mindfulness as Practice for Purity

Published on Wednesday 6 April 2016

Don’t Get Discouraged:  Pessimism in psychology means having a cognitive bias by which you turn shortcomings into permanent personality traits. All negative labels are pessimistic. You can learn to hear pessimism: “I can’t” statements are a definite giveaway. One mark of a pessimistic statement is that it won’t likely be different next week. If a…
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Overcoming Addictions

Published on Wednesday 6 April 2016

Summary of Sex, Drugs, Gambling, & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions by Dr. A. Thomas Horvath (Impact Publishers, 1998) Dr. A Thomas Horvath accomplishes a rare feat in Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: he quotes Aristotle more than any other thinker. For a mainstream psychologist such as Horvath – a past president of the…
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Treating Pornography Addiction

Published on Wednesday 6 April 2016

Review, Treating Pornography Addiction, by Dr. Kevin Skinner (GrowthClimate, Inc., 2005) Dr. Kevin Skinner is a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in helping people who are struggling with pornography-related problems. His work, Treating Pornography Addiction (GrowthClimate, Inc, 2005) is a summary of the treatment approach he has found most effective. Although he does…
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