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"The debate as to whether sexting is an addiction or not has been raised in the midst of Weiner's latest scandal. New York magazine spoke to David Ley, a psychologist who wrote the book The Myth of Sex Addiction. Ley apparently feels that sex addiction is too broad and simple of a term to label Weiner’s behavior, which is far more psychologically complex."

Source: https://www.thefix.com/anthony-weiners-latest-scandal-calls-sexting-addiction-question

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All addictions serve an emotional purpose. Addictions are displaced behaviors used to regain control over feelings of intolerable, overwhelming helpless feelings. Sexting temporarily gives the abuser a feeling of empowerment, escaping the trap of helplessness and returning control, even if for the moment. Just like abusive drug addicts, sexting is a quick fix or mood changer.

Weiner has made it obvious that there are more direct healthy ways of regaining control over helpless feelings.

ll change ultimately occurs because of decisions (THINKING) people make for themselves. People change when  they are HURT enough and HAVE to, or when the LEARN enough and WANT to.

People overcome addiction out of purpose-based motivation -- they quit when they recognize how their habit violates WHO they were, WHAT they want to be, WHERE they want to go in life.

A person's purpose and values are the main navigational tools in recovery from any hurt, habit or hang-up. 

The Bible is not the only place to find purpose and values but If we get our purpose and values from the Bible (the best source), direct healthy behavior is inevitable.

Let's hope, Mr. Weiner gets help.

Spread the empirical evidence, while discouraging the dissemination of myth, hysteria and hype. Change your thinking and change your life.


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"I chose DIRECT health assertive Christ Driven Behavior (CDB) instead of DISPLACED behavior in order to regain control over feeling helpless, powerless, trapped and lacking control. I changed my, "Thinking," and God changed my life."
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There is no reason why anyone with any hurt, habit, or hang up cannot be helped. The Person-God partnership simply needs to be more powerful than any hurt, habit or hangup.

Behind everything you do is a THOUGHT.

Every BEHAVIOR is motivated by a BELIEF.

Every ACTION is prompted by an ATTITUDE.

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With respect to behavior, life is about, emotions, beliefs, thinking and control.

"A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."Proverbs 29:11 (Displaced Behaviors)

"Do not be conformed by this world but instead by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 (Direct Behavior)

When you think and empower yourself and surrender control to God, when you Intelligently Delegate Control to God (2 Corinthians 12:9-10),

God returns that control to you with a, “Helper," the Holy Spirit, (John 14:16) a form of Reciprocal Innervation.

You regain control: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

No longer are you subject to corrupted displaced thinking but instead are transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

This is where science and scripture intertwine, where Christ Driven Behavior brings, values, control, cause, character and purpose driven behavior, the fruits of the spirit Galatians 5:22-23 .

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Proverbs 29:11 "A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."

Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

2 Corinthians 12-9:“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

John 14:16: "He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—"

Philippians 2:13: "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Ephesians 4:22-23 "...put away the old person you used to be. Have nothing to do with your old sinful life. It was sinful because of being fooled into following bad desires. Let your minds and hearts be made new."

Life is about finding Purpose. When you have a, "Global Purpose," in life, healthy direct assertive thinking and behavior follow.

Change your thinking, change your life!

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