Struggling with Porn? Look for Purpose

Jay Stringer argues that deprivation, dissociation, unconscious arousal, futility, lust, and anger align together to create a perpetual cycle of unwanted sexual behavior. He continues to remark that any one of these experiences on their own would not be enough to create the temptation to go after ...

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Core Wound: I am a Mistake

It is rare (if at all) that the core of something is immediately noticeable.  NASA provides a succinct description of this when describing how close we can get to observing the core of the sun: “Since the Sun is made up of hot gas, there isn't really a ‘surface’ to it. Instead, as you move from ...

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Core Wound: I Don’t Measure Up

            I believe that at the core of every core wound is shame.  Edward Welch provides an apt description of shame: “You are shunned. Faces are turned away from you. They ignore you, as if you didn’t exist. You are naked. Faces are turned toward you. They stare at you, as if you were hideous. ...

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Sex Addiction and our Relational Wounds

We come into this world expecting that our needs are going to be met. From the womb to our last breath, we yearn for affirmation, comfort, care, security, guidance, and a place of belonging. When these needs are appropriately attuned to, we tend to have a good sense of who we are, where we want to ...

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Local Mental Health Q&A Panel – Grief

Local Mental Health Q&A Panel – Grief If you’ve been following along with us, you’ll know that the team at SureHope Counseling has had the privilege of being able to participate in Providence Road Church of God’s mental health series. This week, we’re posting the Q&A panel from November ...

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