Rules of the Game
Day one. This course isn’t difficult, but at times you’ll likely experience temptations to quit. You’ll have breakdowns in life. You may fall behind in the course. Things will happen, and you will feel tempted to put this program on the back burner.
There will be days that don’t go as planned. That’s okay. There will be days you forget to do the lessons. That’s okay. Dust yourself off and pick up where you left off. Start again. Follow the course as designed, and you will see results.
Sexual Integrity is not a destination, but a daily choice. No matter how far along we are on our porn-free journey we choose day by day to live with Sexual Integrity. Here are the ground rules that will help you succeed during these next three months, and the ground rules that will ensure you remain on the path of Sexual Integrity throughout your life.
I commit to being:
Honest – I will be honest with myself and those in my group. I will share my faults and where I fall short without concern for looking good. Regardless of how impossible my recovery may seem: If I am honest then I have hope.
Respectful – I will treat the members of my group with the dignity I wish to be treated. I will embrace my brothers or sisters, not criticize them. I will refrain from giving feedback unless asked. I will honor the confidentiality of my group members: What is said in the group stays in the group.
Strong – I am the owner of my recovery. I have people to support me, but I am responsible for putting in the work that I need to succeed. I will go up, and I will go down. I may relapse and feel like quitting, but I will not quit. I will stand up and try once again.
That’s all you need. If you commit to being these three things, you will continue moving forward.
Welcome to your Sexual Integrity journey.