Well, here I am! I’m not ashamed to hide my face anymore. The mask is off!
Porn may seem to be common and not that big of a deal to many. But, to me, it was an addiction that was absolutely the most devastating and hurtful obstacle in my life that I could ever imagine facing. I can’t even begin to express how ten years of addiction affected me. But, for anyone who has been in an addiction or close to an addict, you know exactly what I mean. The struggle was intensified for me because I was in ministry the entire time and I had to keep my “secret”. I felt nobody would understand and; therefore, I had no one to talk to. I also felt that I didn’t need others because Jesus should be strong enough all by Himself. After so many years of being locked in my prison, I began to question if I would ever be freed from it. It wasn’t until I finally accepted that I needed others as well (James 5:16) that my process of true recovery began to take shape. For the first time in ten years, I am able to show my face and tell my story. That is what this blog is all about!!
Currently, I am an X-ray student in Santa Barbara, CA. In my free time, I enjoy surfing, hanging out on the beach, writing, hiking, and photography. I am a Conceptual Art Photographer and teach classes on photography. You can view my photography website at www.TheCreatorsImagePhoto.com. I’m proud to have won the 2013 “Ventura RawArtist’s Photographer of the Year award”… (photo below)
If you’re interested in all the details of who I am, you can read the following posts where I describe everything from childhood onward…