Letter to myself:
I cannot tell you anything that you do not already know, but I know that have been watching your life experience decline in every imaginable way for almost two years now. You know better than anyone else how much your relationship with God has slipped. I know how you have trembled on numerous occasions as you have reflected over the way in which vices have slowly been eroding the virtues that God had created in your life. I am well aware of the many times and myriad ways that you have attempted to retrace your steps and return to a life of purity and reached out to others to procure help and how with each relapse you have felt increasingly helples and despondent. I will speak candidly: you have again come to love the thing that God once caused you to hate and you have lost sight of eternal things for the ephemeral pleasures of sin, which can never satisfy. Now is the time to put away your sin; today is the day that God is calling you to die to self, for tomorrow will never come. Return to God and confess your sins. Seek Him daily and rely on His strength. He is able to save to the uttermost and of those who come to Him, He will not cast them out. Do not lose your faith!
Letter from my sex addict:
I have been watching everything that is dear to me in this life slip away and feel that I have lost control of myself and am failing to fulfill my responsibilities. I want to change, but each time I have tried to change I have fallen back to a deeper place than before. I don’t know what to do, but I am willing to try anything at this point. I know that I need help and accountability and with this letter I am taking the first step.