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X3 pure men's chapt 12a

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  • 1. Session 12: X3pure Men’s Series Recovery Target #2: Seeking, Establishing & Engaging in Community
  • 2. Review
  • 3. Review Unwanted Sexual Behavior | |
  • 4. Review Unwanted Sexual Behavior | | White-Knuckle Change Real Change | | | | Abstinence Understanding of Physiology | | | | Relapse Abstinence | | Acceptance of Conditional Love | | Pursuit of Unconditional Love
  • 5. Last Session
  • 6. Last Session • Psychological Examination of Feelings
  • 7. Last Session • Psychological Examination of Feelings - The need for constant and continual exploration of the feelings we have about ourselves.
  • 8. Last Session • Psychological Examination of Feelings - The need for constant and continual exploration of the feelings we have about ourselves. - The “structural void”
  • 9. Last Session • Psychological Examination of Feelings - The need for constant and continual exploration of the feelings we have about ourselves. - The “structural void” • Sexual Addiction
  • 10. Last Session • Psychological Examination of Feelings - The need for constant and continual exploration of the feelings we have about ourselves. - The “structural void” • Sexual Addiction - We are addicted when we have turned sex into an idol, which means that we have come to rely on sex or sexual activities, as a source of unconditional love instead of friends, family, community or God Himself.
  • 11. Seeking, Establishing & Engaging in Community
  • 12. Seeking, Establishing & Engaging in Community • If the addicted man wants to recover, despite how painful it may feel he must seek, establish and engage in community.
  • 13. Building A New Life
  • 14. Building A New Life • To recover means that we need to break up our old life. Not only do we need to see ourselves the way God sees us – worthwhile, lovable, and important – but we need to have people around us that see us that way as well. This is the true nature of converting conditional love into unconditional love.
  • 15. Areas of Genuine Community
  • 16. Areas of Genuine Community • Accountability Partners
  • 17. Areas of Genuine Community • Accountability Partners - Your “go to” person when you’re feeling conditionally loved and need unconditional love.
  • 18. Areas of Genuine Community • Accountability Partners - Your “go to” person when you’re feeling conditionally loved and need unconditional love. - Multiple accountability partners.
  • 19. Areas of Genuine Community • Accountability Partners - Your “go to” person when you’re feeling conditionally loved and need unconditional love. - Multiple accountability partners. - Work on branching out by telling people your story.
  • 20. Areas of Genuine Community
  • 21. Areas of Genuine Community • Support Groups
  • 22. Areas of Genuine Community • Support Groups - A community of supportive and unconditionally loving men is what you need in order to feel worthy, responsible, and loved.
  • 23. Areas of Genuine Community • Support Groups - A community of supportive and unconditionally loving men is what you need in order to feel worthy, responsible, and loved. - Sex Addicts Anonymous
  • 24. Areas of Genuine Community • Support Groups - A community of supportive and unconditionally loving men is what you need in order to feel worthy, responsible, and loved. - Sex Addicts Anonymous - Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
  • 25. Areas of Genuine Community • Support Groups - A community of supportive and unconditionally loving men is what you need in order to feel worthy, responsible, and loved. - Sex Addicts Anonymous - Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous • Start a support group
  • 26. Areas of Genuine Community
  • 27. Areas of Genuine Community • If the cause of your sexual addiction was a break or rupture in the bond between you and another person at a very young age, like your mother or father, the solution to your addiction is finding ways to repair or rebuild similar bonds with other people.
  • 28. Areas of Genuine Community • If the cause of your sexual addiction was a break or rupture in the bond between you and another person at a very young age, like your mother or father, the solution to your addiction is finding ways to repair or rebuild similar bonds with other people. • The shame that causes and perpetuates sexual addiction comes from isolation; the pride and honor that causes recovery comes from seeking, establishing, and engaging in community.
  • 29. Farewell
  • 30. Farewell • Next Session: Truth, Trust, and Territory