When we think of addiction, we usually think of something that is inherently unhealthy: substance abuse, gossip, pornography, etc. But addiction reaches far beyond that. Let’s dig into a little psychology to understand why.
(The following are excerpts from Addiction and Grace by Gerald May.)
Humans frequently repress our desire for love because love makes us vulnerable to being hurt. We also do the same thing with our deepest longings for God. God does not always come to us in the pleasant ways we might expect, and so we repress our desire for God.