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One of the biggest lies I told to myself while in adult chat rooms was that I was not really cheating because I was not actually physically with the women. No matter how many times I told myself that story, it didn’t change the fact it’s nothing but a lie. In my case, it opened the door to an online affair that lasted more than a year. An affair of this type is different than a physical affair, but can still create an emotional bond. The wound that we create in our spouse when we let someone else into that … Continue reading →
As a millennial, I understand the appeal of the text message. It’s easy, convenient, non-threatening, and can be ignored. I have texted guys to suggest a hang-out when I hadn’t heard from them in a while; I have received tweets, texts, and e-mails from men for last-minute “dates” that never seemed to work out the way they did in my head. I’ve had a texter vanish into thin air, leaving me (embarrassingly) devastated. Many of the men and women I hear from feel wrecked by similar text-based relationships and confused when they end. Part of the problem is what I … Continue reading →
I was at church one Sunday, about three years ago, and my dad told me something that I never expected. He told me that he was going to start speaking publicly about his struggle with porn addiction, trying to help others who have the same struggles. I was in complete shock. I had never really known porn to be something that could be addictive. In spite of my shock, I reassured my dad that I would be there to back him up and support him through his journey. It was very courageous to speak publicly about this topic. Sex is … Continue reading →
As a man who suffered with Internet pornography, I cannot look the other way anymore and deny the fact of how easy it is to type a simple word in a search engine and get lured into a world of destruction. At the age of eight years old, and as a victim of sexual abuse, I was introduced to pornography. This introduction led my childlike imagination of being a army hero or fighting crime as a great detective into twisted realm of sexual lusts and diverse temptations. Then the worst thing happened: the World Wide Web was created and every … Continue reading →
If you’re brokenhearted because you recently discovered your husband’s pornography addiction, you may be struggling with your relationship with the Lord. Maybe you’re asking God why He would allow you to feel such intense pain. Maybe you’re angry with God for allowing this crisis in your marriage. Praising Him may be the furthest thing from your mind. Your days may be filled with feelings of betrayal, anger, depression, confusion, and insecurity. I know, I’ve been there. And it’s ok. These questions and feelings are totally normal when you discover your husband’s secret. It really does turn your life upside down … Continue reading →