The path of addiction is predicated upon the excessive and abusive participation in such activities as pornography, sex, alcohol, gambling, drug use, etc. Serious addiction is on the rise due to, among other things, the Internet making access readily available to things that in the past required more effort to experience or acquire. Living a double life is as easy as creating a virtual persona and/or engaging in addictive behavior when alone.
One of the most devastating aspects of addiction is that those affected are led to believe that there is no hope to course correct their lives and find favor with God and loved ones once again. But that assumption could not be further from the truth. The truth is, the Atonement of Jesus Christ is the answer – not the thing to run and hide from in shame.