Recently I came across an article by Sheila Marikar titled, “Can David Duchovny Recover from Sex Addiction?” Duchovny is an actor and is best known for his portrayal of FBI special agent, Fox Mulder, in the FOX television series, “The X-Files.”
In 2008, David Duchovny, checked himself into an addictions treatment center for sex addiction.
Interestingly his character on the X-Files had a library of pornography in his apartment, and at the time of his stay at the treatment center, he was in the lead role of a Showtime series called “Californication.” The name of the television series includes the Bible’s “F” word, which should spell out the subject matter of the show. Duchovny’s character in the show is described as a novelist who has a sex and drug addiction.
Considering his addiction, it should not take much education to conclude that portraying a character with the same addiction would not be a good thing for him. In Marikar’s article, Rob Weiss, founding director of Los Angeles, California’s Sexual Recovery Institute, supported the idea that Duchovny’s Californication character actually inhibits his recovery.
Duchovny has a Bachelors degree from Princeton University and a Master’s Degree from Yale University. You would think for a man with two degrees from Ivy League schools, the thought for possible success for a life of recovery could involve the refusal of roles involving characters that are too much like his real life persona.
It’s always easier to look at other people’s lives and conclude a logical plan for success, but I would like you to examine your own situation. In order for you to live a life of victory, is it possible that you have to make a change in your job situation.
Consider the following possible scenarios:
- You’re employed at a local video store that has a room in the back that sells or rents out pornography
- You’re a cashier at the local convenience store and the temptation to view certain magazines is just too overwhelming
- You work long hours alone with someone of the opposite sex
- Your business sends you alone on frequent and extended trips
- You’re a counselor or pastor and you counsel people of the opposite sex
We don’t always have to quit our jobs. Sometimes all we need to do is establish and implement boundaries that would set us up for success and reduce the opportunities for failure. However, there may be times in which a job change is required.
“What do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?” (Matthew 16:26)
Sometimes because of a weakness toward SEXual sin, job CHANGE is required. Does your soul mean more to you than your prestige, career, identity, or even standard of living? Maybe it’s time for a SEX CHANGE.