Going Back To Our Own Vomit

This month the posts will be dedicated to providing scripture passages and commentary helpful to achieving more success with Step 1: We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction and that our lives were unmanageable.

Proverbs 26:11-12 (NAB)

As the dog returns to his vomit, so the fool repeats his folly. You see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.


I was driving back from a trip to Pennsylvania recently with my friend’s dog in the back seat. The dog was sick and vomited on the back seat. After it vomited it began to drink its vomit. The owner said to the dog that drinking their own vomit would not help it feel better. The same holds true when a person looks at pornography. Viewing pornography won’t make the person feel better, but the addict is operating from the wisdom of their own eyes, usually fed by false beliefs about the world around them. For the addict to truly become wise and stop acting like a fool going back to the vomit of pornography, they have to accept they are powerless which put in action means the addict has to accept help in changing faulty beliefs.

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