notKosmic 88 Posted September 10, 2016 Share Posted September 10, 2016 I quit pornography when I started dating my wife over ten years ago. I thought I had also quit gaming.Gaming has been a big part of my life. It started in pre-school with a brand-new Nintendo. Starcraft became a way to compete with a few friends in middle school and at a local MTG cafe. Then, I was part of a clan that played hardcore Diablo II. That was high school. I used to skip school sometimes just to play especially when I had headaches after JV football season. Anyway, I thought I had left games behind me and had become a man. A man leaves childish things behind... but they have continued to creep in my life at the most stressful and tough times. I go back to the old escape of video games.It starts by watching youtube videos and streaming... then, I start playing when a new expansion comes out for Hearthstone. After playing for several days I usually play so much I get burnt out and "quit." I quit until the next time comes at least.I uninstall the game several times... reinstalling the next day or so... etc. etc.I'm detached from my wife and children. I'm not able to enjoy my career as much. I am not reading, playing my french horn, or learning Spanish, Greek, or Hebrew. I live to escape. I game to get there.Today, I'm quiting. Next week, my son will be born. This is a turning point. Thank you all for the encouragement and support. I am glad to be a part of this and find what it looks like to live fully human."When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me."notKosmic Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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