Dark to Light
Thomas 2.0 shares his story with the hope of helping others recover from the plague of lust and pornography. He desires to shine light on a pathway of healing for the addict as well as for the damaged loved ones.
Thomas is in recovery from a thirty-year addiction to pornography and lust that started when he was eight years old. His story gives hope that it is possible to escape from the dark trap of pornography and live in the light.
Thomas’s story is told through a series of brief “shares”. Shares are foundational to 12-Step addiction recovery programs, where participants tell the group about their recent successes, failures, regrets, and resolve. Shares are often raw and painful, opening a path for personal recovery and healing. His shares witness not only how involved his wife has been in his recovery, but also how much she has needed her own recovery from betrayal trauma. This book acknowledges that addicts must rely on God and emphasizes the Christian principles of love, repentance, forgiveness, and having a change of heart.
Dark to Light features cover and internal art by well-known artist Brian Kershisnik, used with permission. To view his art featured in the book, go to Art Featured in Dark to Light.
"This book has been a great comfort to me. Thomas shares raw emotions that addicts need to hear to find healing. Those seeking to break the addiction to lust need this book. These words ring true for all of us going through the difficult journey to own our past so that we can move forward."
~ Tyler S., addict in recovery
"When I first started reading this book I wanted to skip right to the wife's thoughts at the end, but I'm glad I didn't. I highly recommend this book not just for addicts but also for betrayed spouses. His story shows how the suffering, anguish, and darkness has been turned into a powerful spiritual awakening as our Savior provides the light to overcome addictions."
~ Jan, wife of addict
"Written by someone in the trenches for someone in the trenches ... this book is an invitation to assess where you are in your recovery journey. Thomas's story shows that change is possible if you work it. His experiences provide hope for those who have tried in vain to overcome this problem."
~ David Thompson, LMFT, CSAT
"This book is a beacon of hope proving we can be free from our destructive behavior. As my wife and I face the difficult road ahead, I will continue to turn to this book for guidance and support."
~ Matt W., addict in recovery