Q&A How Can I Move Out of My Shame?

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Hello Rick, My name is _________ and I'm a faithful believer in Jesus Christ recovering from sexual addiction. I say this statement at every meeting I attend and it pains me to see that I fell in the same addictions as my father. My father was an alcoholic and was very abusive in the home to me and my siblings he also went to AA meetings and struggled with his own sexual addiction. I feel as if I'm breaking a pattern of addiction in my family. It’s very painful I never wanted to have an affair I never wanted to have this addiction and I certainly never wanted to hurt my spouse or my family. I feel as if my overwhelming guilt is keeping me from seeing true progress. I feel spiritually closer to God but I somehow still feel stuck in my shame. I attended an EMS weekend and I'm currently in 12 step recovery program. What can I do to help move things along?

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