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February 11, 2014 | Daily Devotionals | February 11

Addictive sex is secretive. In effect, sex addicts develop a double life, practicing masturbation, going to porn shops and massage parlors, all the while hiding what they’re doing from others–and in a sense, even from themselves.


Like any addiction, sex addiction is progressive. It’s like “athlete’s foot of the mind,” as one person described it. It never goes away. it’s always asking to be scratched, promising relief. To scratch however, is to cause pain and to intensify the itch.


Lord, thank You for helping me stop–and even reverse–the progression of sexual addiction. With Your help, I can resist the temptation to scratch that painful itch. Thank You for rescuing me from the powerful destruction of a secretive life.

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