All contributions by: Fr. Seraphim Gisetti.

Articles by: Fr. Seraphim

What is Porn Addiction?It is solitary.It is looking at pictures, reading stories or watching movies with nakedness or a specific body part or a specific article of clothing or a specific sexual activity as its focus.It may have the goal of having an orgasm/ejaculation.It is done in isolation, even... (more)
The Church and AddictionsThere are two underlying causes for most addictions: trauma, particularly childhood trauma, and isolation/loneliness. The Church is uniquely positioned to heal both of these causes.Note, that I do not say that the Church is uniquely positioned to heal the addictions, but... (more)

Blog entries by: Fr. Seraphim

There is much talk in contemporary addiction treatment and psychotherapy about shame and how it drives addiction, depression, anxiety and violence. As Orthodox Christians, we want to distinguish between toxic shame and healthy shame. God created us with a conscience. This gives us the ability to... more