THE SPIRITUAL ADDICTION TEST
BY CORY SCHORTZMAN, MA, LPC, SRT
Spiritual addicts have usually seen several counselors, pastors, religious leaders, have prayed many deliverance prayers and attended deliverance sessions but are finding little, if any, freedom from lust, anger, blaming behaviors or being offended.
Just like any addiction (sex, drugs, alcohol, shopping, gaming, etc.), what makes an addiction an addiction is that it is used to escape or numb out. The person has tried to stop but hasn’t been able to. They need a larger amount of the substance. The substance is needed more often. The behavior is causing problems in any one of the following areas: career, health, legal status, finances or relationships.
Spiritual addiction is no different, just more socially acceptable, especially in a religious institute where you are expected to speak and act spiritual. So it is well hidden and accepted, which is the problem. The spiritual addict expects God is going to do all the work. They don’t have to look at themselves or change their behaviors. God will change them. The only problem is this thing called free will and the fact that God will not violate anyone’s free will and choices in life.
To determine if you or your partner may be struggling with spiritual addiction, answer the following questions. If any portion of the question below describes you or your partner more often than not, please answer yes. Otherwise, mark no. Once the self-assessment is completed, you will receive an email with the results. Based upon your answers, we will recommend a course of treatment.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This does not take the place of a professional assessment, we strongly encourage you to schedule an initial counseling session with a Licensed Professional Counselor.
If you input a valid email address above, you will receive your self-assessment results via email within 10 minutes of submitting your answers. Schedule your initial assessment online today, contact our office at 719.590.1350.