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Seven Lies from Satan

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When you're going through an addiction, you are experiencing some of the lowest points of your life. You experience thoughts that are much more powerful than just your negative thinking. These are straight-up lies that attacked me on a daily basis from the adversary and once I recognized them as lies, they were much easier to conquer. My hope in sharing this is that you can recognize these lies as ones you've probably had before and then be able to stop them in their tracks. If you're not addicted to pornography, this will give you an idea of what might go through someone's head during their addiction.

Disclaimer: These 7 lies and how I combated them are completely based off of my personal experience. You may have experienced different doubts and may have overcome them in a different way, so basically, this is my acknowledgement of the fact that I'm not an expert, so proceed with an open heart and mind.

1. It's not that bad. There are worse things you could be…

How I Overcame My Addiction to Pornography

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My addiction came in waves, but it was always a steady ebb and flow. The addiction was always there, despite how strong or weak it was. Sometimes I would measure my progress (or lack thereof) in months, but a lot of the time I measured it in days.

The first very important step that I took was finally recognizing the situation for what it was. We could get into a lot of discussion about what constitutes pornographic material, porn vs. erotica, etc (which we will have that discussion, don't worry), but for now, let's stick to the very basic idea of pornographic material: if it feeds a sexual appetite and it involves anyone but your spouse, then let's call it porn. So, there was no way for me to get around the fact that eventually, I had to call it how it was: a porn addiction (as much as I frequently tried to justify and rationalize that it wasn't).

Recognizing that, not only did I have an addiction to porn, but that what I was doing was wrong, led me to have the desire …

My Story

I used to think to myself that I would carry this secret to the judgment seat of God. No one would ever know. And now here I am putting it on the internet for all my friends, family, and people I don't know to see.

My name is Cassy Hulse and I have fought an addiction to pornography since I was 11 years old.

I was in 6th grade when it first started. I had been exposed to pornographic images various times throughout my younger years, but that year was the first time I sat at a computer and looked for it. I think it was mostly curiosity at first, but before I knew it, I was viewing it every chance I got. I knew when I first started looking at porn, that it was something that I probably shouldn't be looking at. I had heard about pornography, but it didn't dawn on me that I was actually looking at pornography until it got to the point where I couldn't stop looking at it.

Back in 2003, when the addiction started, it was much easier to find actual pornography than it was to …