Restoration from s e x u a l addiction: Addressing the couple

Hope and Freedom Workshop

For the Restoration from  s e x u a l addiction

Saturday 18 April 2015, from 09h00 to 13h00

Recovery means simultaneous hope for both of you. It means hope that your marriage will not end and will be restored. Recovery means hope that you can be trusted and can fully trust your partner again. This journey also brings hope for the “fairy tale ending – and they lived happily ever after.”

Topic: Addressing the couple

  • Get educated! What does it mean to be in recovery from s e x u a l addiction?
  • Recovery components: will we ever get through this?
    • A recovery timeline
    • Hallmarks of good recovery
    • Recovery at a glance: daily, weekly, monthly, yearly
  • Stop the affair! What does it mean to play with fire?
  • Get a mentor for support – what can I expect from my sponsor?

These workshops are about hope, and ultimately, freedom! Compulsive s e xual behaviour, or s e xual addiction, is often difficult to face. It results in countless negative consequences and hurts many people. Marriages and careers are destroyed by s e xual addiction!

Workshops will be held once a month on a Saturday from 09h00 to 13h00. Workshops will be bi-lingual. Werkswinkels sal twee-talig aangebied word! Both the addict and their partner, pastors, counsellors, therapists, psychologists, and any interested persons are invited to attend. The cost will be R400 pp, and R650 per couple. Cost include notes and refreshments. Booking in advance is essential! Bookings can be done with Theo Kriek, cell 076 165 1587, or e-mail him at theo@houseofblessing.co.za. Fees need to be paid before the workshop through an EFT into the account of: ABSA Bank, Account name – House of Blessing, Branch Code 632005, Check Acc 406 811 9798, with your name and the workshop date as your reference. It will be held at 46 Buiten st. Krugersdorp-North, 1739.

*INSTALLING LOVE*

*INSTALLING LOVE*

Tech Support: Yes … how can I help you?

Customer: Well, after much consideration, I’ve decided to install Love. Can you guide me though the process?

Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?

Customer: Well, I’m not very technical, but I think I’m ready. What do I do first?

Tech Support: The first step is to open your Heart. Have you located your Heart?

Customer: Yes, but there are several other programs running now. Is it okay to install Love while they are running?

Tech Support: What programs are running?

Customer: Let’s see, I have Past/Hurt, Low Self-Esteem, Grudge and Resentment running right now.

Tech Support: No problem, Love will gradually erase Past/Hurt from  your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory, but it will no longer disrupt other programs. Love will
eventually override Low Self-Esteem with a module of it’s own called High Self-Esteem. However, you have to completely turn off Grudge and Resentment. Those programs prevent Love from being properly installed. Can you turn those off?

Customer: I don’t know how to turn them off. Can you tell me how?

Tech Support: With pleasure. Go to your start menu and invoke Forgiveness. Do this as many times as necessary until Grudge and Resentment have completely erased.

Customer: Okay, done! Love has started installing itself. Is that normal?

Tech Support: Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other Hearts in order to get the upgrades.

Customer: Oops! I have an error message already. It says, “Error-  program not run on external components.” What should I do?

Tech Support: Don’t worry. It means that the Love program is set up to run on Internal Hearts, but has not yet been run on your Heart.  In non-technical terms, it simply means you have to Love yourself
before you can Love others.

Customer: So, what should I do?

Tech Support: Can you pull down Self-Acceptance; then click on the following files: Forgive-Self; Realize Your Worth; and Acknowledge your Limitations.

Customer: Okay, done.

Tech Support: Now, copy them to the “My Heart” directory. The system will overwrite any conflicting files and begin patching faulty programming. Also, you need to delete Verbose Self-Criticism from
all directories and empty your Recycle Bin to make sure it is completely gone and never comes back.

Customer: Got it. Hey!!! My heart is filling up with new files. Smile is playing on my monitor and Peace and Contentment are copying themselves all over My Heart. Is this normal?

Tech Support: Sometimes. For others it takes awhile, but eventually everything gets it at the proper time. So Love is installed and running. One more thing before we hang up. Love is Freeware. Be sure
to give it and its various modules to everyone you meet. They will in turn share it with others and return some cool modules back to you.

Customer: I promise to do just that.

Tech Support:  Most people feel all they need is an annual checkup to stay heart-healthy; but, the manufacturer (ME) suggests a daily maintenance schedule for maximum Love efficiency.

– Author “unknown”