Sense of Life. Articles in English. Saved!.
Welcome to the world of language jobs!
Portal for Language Professionals and their Clients.  39,000+ Freelance Translators.  7,000+ Translation Agencies.
Articles for translators and linguists - Saved!
Home More Articles About the Sense of Life Database of Translation Agencies Database of Translators Become a Member!


  Upload Your Resume
  Add Your Translation Agency
  Become a Member
  Edit Your Profile
  Find Translation Jobs
  Find Rare Translation Jobs
  Find Very Rare Language Jobs
  Find Jobs in Rarest Pairs
  Receive All Jobs by RSS
  Work for Translation Agencies
  Post Your Translation Job
  Hire Translators-Members
  Hire All Translators
  Easily Contact Translators
  Hire Translation Agencies Members
  Contact All Translation Agencies
  Obtain Blacklisted Employers
  Apply to Collection Agencies
  Read Articles (By Category)
  Read Articles (By Index)
  Read Sense-of-Life Articles
  Read Work-at-Home Articles
  Use Free Dictionaries
  Use Free Glossaries
  Use Free Translators
  Use Free Software
  Vote in Polls for Translators
  Subscribe to Free Newsletter
  Advertise Here
  Buy Database of Translators
  Buy Translation Agencies List
  Buy Membership
  Watch Out for Scam E-mails
  Read Testimonials
  Read More Testimonials
  Read Even More Testimonials
  Read Yet More Testimonials
  Read Still More Testimonials
  Become our Customer
  Use Resources for Translators
  Use Online Directory
  Read our FAQ
  Ask Questions in Forum
  Use Sitemap
  Admire God's Creations


It began with masturbation when I was around fourteen or fifteen years of age. I did not know it was bad for me or that it could lead to addiction. How grave a sin it was, I would not learn until much later.

I would even confess it, but I made no effort to address the problem, and so I would fall into sin again. I grew older but not wiser. I had a “great” bunch of friends. I began to experiment with drugs. My buddies and I would sniff glue together. I did myself harm. One day I got so zonked that I could clearly feel my memory and concentration going. This frightened me, and I got off the vile stuff. I know God helped me then. I soon regained my mental faculties, but the fear and terror stayed with me a long time after that.

I know now that fear and discouragement are the devil’s most powerful weapons. That is why it is so important to entrust oneself to our Lord Jesus. But I had not finished with masturbation, and Scratchy Foot was tunneling in on me from every side. The years passed and still I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I turned to pornography. I constantly sought out novel experiences. All my creative energies, which God had freely given me, I discharged through masturbation. I was selfish and self-centered and did not develop God’s gift of love. I had no girlfriend, though I very much wanted to have one. I was shy–a consequence of my addiction. Finally, when I had lost hope in ever finding a girlfriend, a chum of mine suggested I go to a brothel. He said it would give me more confidence with girls. And so began a rapid descent into hell.

I have no desire to recall those terrible times. I will only say that they were terribly addictive. I lost my money, risked my health, and mindlessly destroyed one of God’s greatest gifts–my sexuality. I fell into a depression, was loath to leave the house, had trouble getting out of bed and performing even the simplest of activities.

This time a friend helped me. He directed me to a psychologist. There, one by one, we began to peel away my problems. The first was alcohol. I often got very drunk with my friends; as a result, I had to eliminate every occasion that led me to drink–for example, barbeques at my friend’s house. Denying myself this pleasure was painful and difficult, but it helped me to stop drinking. But my depression would not go away, and so my psychologist had to look for other causes. Finally, it all came out. I was told I had to join a Sexoholics Anonymous group as soon as possible. The prospect of revealing my sordid secrets filled me with dread. I felt terribly lonely. I dreamed of enjoying a walk with a woman I loved, and yet I knew that any girlfriend of mine could only expect abuse at my hands, since my relations with a woman had never gone beyond the sexual exploitation of a naked body. This was what over a dozen years of pornographic consumption had brought me to.

Today I have to be careful of advertisements displaying attractive women. I have to avoid glancing at pornographic magazines on display at a newsstand. These materials are there because the law governing pornography permits their display. I am campaigning to have the law repealed, for it is wreaking harm on future generations. I am campaigning for a total ban on the display, promotion, and sale of any form of pornography. Surely every psychologist providing therapy to prostitutes and sex addict will support my efforts.

Only recently, after a vigil held at Jasna Gora by my Renewal in the Spirit group, did Jesus finally free me from my slavery to sexual impurity. I felt this very clearly and personally. Ever since then I have been receiving Him in God’s greatest miracle — the Eucharist.

A saved sinner

Please e-subscribe

If you are interested to download entire issue in PDF format

The article was published with the permission from "Love One Another!" in June 2016.

Read sense of life articles in the following languages:
English Deutsch Polski Český Magyar Slovenský Română Български Українською Русский

Submit your article!

Read more articles - Free!

Need translation jobs? Click here!

Translation agencies are welcome to register here - Free!

Freelance translators are welcome to register here - Free!

Subscribe to newsletter - Free!

Take part in poll - your voice counts!

Please see some ads as well as other content from

Free Newsletter

Subscribe to our free newsletter to receive updates from us:


New at the Forum

Read Articles

# 2488
Rosetta Stone and Translation Rates

# 2467
Translation - an Ageless Profession

# 2466
Have Language, Will Travel

# 2486
Почему так мало хороших переводов и хороших переводчиков?

# 2479
Average monthly wage in different European countries

# 2487
Two New Chinese Translations of Hamlet Introduced and Compared

# 2475
Linguistic history of the Indian subcontinent

# 2474
Languages with official status in India

# 2251
The Database: Your Most Valuable Asset!

More articles
More articles for translators

Vote in Polls

All Polls:
Polls on all topics

Christian Polls:
Polls on Christian topics

Financial Polls:
Polls on Financial topics

Polls for Freelancers:

Poll # 104
Have you obtained at least one new client through your facebook account?

Poll # 100
What is the worst time-waster?

Poll # 099
If you work at a laptop, do you usually use touchpad or mouse?

Poll # 094
If you run a translation agency, do you ever outsource / subcontract your projects to other translation agencies?

Poll # 090
What do you like the most about

Poll # 088
Which translation portal emails you the largest number of job notifications?

Poll # 087
Which one of the following sites has the most appealing color scheme?

Poll # 085
Do you charge a fine (interest) fee for every day of payment delay?

Poll # 083
Do you have licensed SDL Trados software installed at your computer?

Poll # 079
Have you always dreamt to become a translator?

Poll # 078
Do you plan to be a freelance translator for the rest of your life?

Poll # 077
Is it necessary to learn translation theory in order to become a good translator?

Poll # 076
Will human translation be entirely replaced by machine translation in the future?

Poll # 074
Do you have savings?

Poll # 065
Do you know that the Bible is the most popular book in the world?

Poll # 063
What is the purpose of your life?

Poll # 059
How many hours per night do you sleep (in average)?

More polls
More polls for freelancers

translation jobs
christianity portal


Copyright © 2003-2021 by
Legal Disclaimer
Site Map