The best place to begin is always with gratitude. Don't wait until you feel better to do this work. Now is the time. You will never arrive. You will never get where you think you're going, because life will always take you in a direction you couldn't have imagined.
Desire is a key part of Christian spirituality because desire is a key way that God's voice is heard in our lives. And our deepest desire, planted within us, is our Advent desire for Christ, the Desire of the Nations.
Meditation is important for every human being. Meditation fulfills the natural tendency of human life to look for a joy that does not diminish, a love that does not get distorted or turn into negative emotions.
Sex in fan fiction matters because it's a glaring representation of everything that's missing from mainstream porn, and because it stands as evidence of the wealth of female desire that's barely being acknowledged elsewhere, let alone catered to.
Only a few days earlier I had driven my leased car to the dealer and handed them the keys, and I had no idea how I was going to pay rent that month. Maybe I was crazy, but then again dreamers always look a little crazy to those that have forgotten how to dream.
Women are fantasizing about submission before men, obsessing over a book where a young, liberated female college student signs an agreement to be totally submissive toward a billionaire businessmen who wants to make her into his sex slave. What gives?
In doing the research and diving into the many books regarding personal change, I've recognized that writing down our story (and the way we want to see it) is the perfect platform to revise our personal story so that we can change our lives.
Telling the truth, like any act of courage, is a risk. But it is a risk that I am more than glad to take. We get very little time on this earth and to waste it either telling lies or believing in them is a terrible shame.
Research indicates is that porn's probability of becoming problematic is first and foremost directly due to one's repression reaction. It's this suppression of the desire to look at porn that boosts one's longing for it.
Discerning readers of the "progressive blogosphere" will likely have noticed a growing tendency to title articles in the form of "Top 10 Best..." I'd like to explore this practice in such a way as to (hopefully) wear it out altogether.
It seems both sad and paradoxical to me that so often we sabotage our desires -- our forward propulsion -- with the need to feel deserving of what they might yield before we allow ourselves to accept or act on them.