How-to Unlock Hope; Say Yes to the Five Benefits of AA & SAA Meetings

As you think about recovery from an addiction,

You become really interested in life.

Featured image(Albers, 2014)

January, 2015, I will celebrate one year of attending Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) meetings.

As a result, I have experienced the best year of my life and of my marriage.

I have stopped the objectification of my wife; now, I feel a gratitude for the spiritual strength she demonstrates.

In five days, we will be married 41 years.  I can thank God for guiding us to this point in our lives.  Our marriage grows stronger, every day.

I now have hope.

With the help of others, I can say yes to recovery.

The “Say Yes to Life” principle: “If we choose, we may overcome most of the challenges that face us” (Booth, 2009, p. 3).

Five Benefits of AA & SAA meetings (any Recovery Meetings)

  1. Many people recover from alcohol and sex addiction one day at a time
  2. Families of alcoholics and sex addicts are coming together
  3. Relationships heal with understanding
  4. People are picking up broken pieces
  5. Healing happens for the helper and the helped.

This Year, I Will Continue to Say Yes to My SAA Meetings.

It is the foundation to my recovery.




Albers, M. (2014). Uitnodiging algemene ledenvergadering. VVOJ Vereniging van Onderzoeksjournalisten. Retrieved from

Booth, L. (2009). Say yes to your sexual healing; daily meditations for sex addiction. Deerfield Beach; FL: Health Communications.

Pornography: Empathy for Experience, Strength, Hope

Featured image Can individuals find a cure for sex addiction?

Mental health workers do not use the term cure.  They focus on healing or recovery. Healing or recovery is not a single event but a continuous habit.

The physiological aspect of a person’s addiction goes into that individual’s background of her addictions.

Those who have sex addiction say, “We are as sick as our secrets” (Booth, 2009, p. 378).

A mental health worker is not only working on the psychology of the addiction but also on the physical damage caused by pornography addiction.

These workers help clients find a bridge from addiction to sobriety.

Many times, mental health workers have been wounded by an addiction, and they offer acceptance, insights, respect, understanding while the client recovers from her secret past (p. 378).

Empathy is spirituality that connects therapist and addict.  The connection gives a sex addict hope!




Booth, L. (2009). Say yes to your sexual healing; Daily meditations for sex  addiction. p. 378. Deerfield Beach; FL: Health Communications.