As a fellowship, we have found that for us sexual sobriety means no sex with self, no pornography and no sex with anyone other than our wives. For those of us who are single, sexual sobriety means abstaining from sex in any form. Our own futile attempts to control our addiction and our own enlightened self-interest has forced us to this conclusion. This commitment to sobriety has helped to lead us to a freedom and intimacy we could otherwise never know.
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THEREFORE CONFESS YOUR SINS TO EACH OTHER AND PRAY FOR EACH OTHER SO THAT YOU MAY BE HEALED. THE PRAYER OF A RIGHTEOUS PERSON IS POWERFUL AND EFFECTIVE.James 5:16
Jay Haug graduated from Williams College in 1973 with a B.A. in American Civilization and from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1977 with a Master of Divinity. In addition, Jay earned a post-graduate Diploma in Theology from the University of Nottingham, England and a Diploma in Pastoral Studies from St. John’s College Nottingham, where he worked with Dr. Frank Lake at Lingdale Counseling Center. He has worked as an Episcopal priest, a financial advisor and as a radio talk show host. He has been active in the sexual addiction recovery movement for 25 years. Jay lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida with Claudia his wife of 39 years. They have three grown children. He is the author of The Rest of God: Finding Freedom From Lust in the Internet Age, Speaking to the Addictive Personality in the Local Congregation: A Guide for Pastors and Preachers and a previous book of poetry on recovery themes called Beyond the Flaming Sword.
The Living Without Lust Board consists of a group of men who seek to demonstrate a commitment to personal sexual sobriety and spiritual growth. As men who are overcoming lust one day at a time, we now desire to use our unique spiritual gifts and talents to help men who struggle as we do and to seek opportunities to reach clergy, Christian leaders, churches and other ministries with the hope we have found in the gospel. Come join us!
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and the only infallible, authoritative Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16).