In my experience there is usually one of the spouses in a marriage that handles the majority of the doctoring and nursing duties. There is one who has the medical knowledge and who knows what to do when a child or spouse is injured or maybe just plain under the weather. There is one who can clean up vomit without having to don a hazmat suit. For my marriage, this person is most definitely Aileen. She is the one who is always the first to notice the signs of sickness in our children. I may think they are acting perfectly … Continue reading →
I spend the bulk of my working hours surfing the Web to listen to the chatter about porn. Addicts, wives of addicts, parents of addicts, porn stars and pastors and priests, the tempted and the tried: many people are talking about how habitual pornography viewing has affected them and those they love. Still there are some widespread myths about pornography in the world, and in our culture. Those myths can be, at times, crippling to those who watch pornography without reservation.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has been the standard handbook for mental health professionals for over 50 years. A release of the approved fifth edition, the DSM-V, is expected in 2012. In a recent editorial, Jerald J. Block, M.D., discusses the possibility that “Internet Addiction” may be appearing in the new manual. I’ve reprinted the short article below.
I just finished listening to a podcast from one of our ministry partners, Steve Webb. One of his latest Lifespring podcasts, “The Perfect Sin: Internet Pornography,” offers a number of thoughts for the porn addict. If you struggle with this problem, you may want to give this a listen.