Archive for December, 2010

Our Fellowship is Growing…

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

As of this week, PAA has now grown to three confirmed countries, with the Czech Republic creating and building their own site.

Through the past two weeks, I have worked with my counterpart overseas to ensure that the message we have here remains the same in Czech; that our documents that have been created so far are available to members in their country.

When I started this in April 2008, I had no idea how many people would be contacting the info email address or how slowly or quickly we would grow. I sat in front of my computer praying that somewhere, somebody would write for help. It took almost a year before there was a “we” and not just me. Many have joined us on the conference call and some still phone in to maintain a connection to the recovery we have.

I am grateful to see our fellowship grow to Hawaii, Canada, Czech Republic and can see that there is much work to be done for our small fellowship.

We need literature to be written, from a “Big Book” to pamphlets and other material for the recovering PA.

We also need members to share their stories and other information, in a general way, for our blog.

Stay tuned for links to our Czech brothers and sisters in recovery from Porn Addiction.

In Service,

Scott-Admin

Healthy Relationships

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

“PornAddicts Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to become recovered from pornography addiction and to develop healthy relationships through a spiritual program” – Pornaddictsanonymous.org/PAAdocs.html

 At PAA we do develop freedom from active addiction to pornography. (In all of it’s forms) That is our number one mission, to develop abstinence from porn viewing. However, we do have another mission in PAA that cannot be over looked. We are here to develop healthy relationships through a spiritual program.

 Before coming to PAA my relationship with my partner was horrible. We verbally fought weekly (and sometimes daily) about my usage of pornography. I also had no concept of a Higher Power or even what that meant. I was spiritually bankrupt and that loss spilled out into my relationships.

 I lied to my parents and stole hundreds of dollars from my father through elaborate ways. I lied to my partner as I said I was done with porn, but would later be found viewing once more. Unable to stop viewing and having my relationship torn through abuse and mistrust, I stumbled into the rooms of PAA.

 I was hopeful about my recovery and went in headfirst. I now can proudly tell you that I love it. Also, my relationship is moving forward. I don’t escalate the conversation anymore and I have learned to keep my anger down to a rock bottom. I can only say this because through PAA I have been saved.

 Free to Live: Being free from pornography today, I will celebrate my new spiritually based relationships. I will honor my partner with commitment. Being free to live I will gain more free time and watch the days build up into a city of inspiration for newcomers. I will be able to look the other way when confronted by porn because I like my spiritually enhanced life better than when I viewed porn years ago. I will count the days of freedom.

J.