The Helping Hands of Accountability

accountabilityby Frank Honess

Imagine with me that you’re 10 years old again (which might be scary to relive).  You and your friends are having a blast outside playing hide and go seek, capture the flag, and getting into all the trouble that 10 year olds do at that age!

As you make your way through the woods, running as fast as you can, all of a sudden your foot gets stuck! And not only is it stuck, but you feel yourself being pulled closer to the ground.  After trying repeatedly to free yourself and your foot, you realize you’re being pulled down by quicksand! There’s no way to free yourself using your own strength — you’re not strong enough! Eventually, through screaming and yelling your friends finally come to your aid, offer their hands and to your great relief help pull you out of your sticky situation. In similar ways, it reminds me of what accountability should look like in all of our lives recovering from sexual addiction.  Not that we depend on other people to always save us from our bad decisions and unwise choices, but that when we’re in desperate need for help because we’re stuck, we reach out and grab on to two or three hands to help pull us out. I’m thankful that accountability doesn’t mean someone merely holds my hand in the midst of my struggle (which of course is needed). But it means they’re challenging me by pulling me along or maybe even pushing me when I need it.
Accountability is something to be extremely grateful and thankful for in sexual recovery and yet many do not embrace it for its incredible value. It takes honesty, effort and consistency from all parties involved.

I’m thankful for X3 Watch. It makes the process of accountability much more meaningful and accessible. And it offers the helping hands necessary for when you are stuck in the “quicksand” of sexual addiction.

X3 Watch is a great reminder to those struggling with sexual addiction that freedom and healing cannot be achieved alone in isolation.  Only in openness and relationship with other men can we find the wholeness we have so desperately longed for.  X3 Watch helps provide that solution.

This Thanksgiving, let’s be thankful for more than just the turkey and pumpkin pie.  Let’s remember to be thankful for all of the helping hands that are available to reach out to us when we’re stuck and can’t get free.  And let’s utilize all of the people around us who want to help us regain the sexual integrity that was lost because of pornography’s grip on our lives.

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