Some thoughts from Gerald May’s “Addiction & Grace” compiled by David Vraza MA.
“Addiction exists wherever persons are internally compelled to give energy to things that are not their true desires.” The energy of our desires has become attached to unhealthy behaviors and objects. May warns, detachment will bring the freedom to love “and the willingness to bear the pain such love can bring.” Our addictions interrupt our ability to love God and neighbor. They hinder us from fulfilling the great commandments to love. May’s main thesis is that “we are created for love and freedom, addiction hinders us, and grace is necessary for salvation.” “We may go through a great deal of humbling, if not outright humiliation, before we come to this simplicity of hope.”
At NewPath on Monday evenings, we gather with people who have been humbled by their inability to detach from pornography. We are walking in grace together towards increasing love and freedom and truth. Is this the journey of your desire? Join us!
For more information, please call 763-566-0088 and speak to our Client Services Coordinator or stop by the NewPath Mental Health Services office at 8401 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 340, Golden Valley, MN 55426 to find out about services you are interested in.