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A Marriage Redeemed from Porn: Darren and April’s Story

Last Updated: December 15, 2020

Luke Gilkerson

Luke Gilkerson has a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies and an MA in Religion. He is the author of Coming Clean: Overcoming Lust Through Biblical Accountability and The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality. Luke and his wife Trisha blog at IntoxicatedOnLife.com

Episode 159

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Darren was in seminary, in training to be a minister, but his secret addiction to porn was growing. His wife April tried many things to help Darren to stop, but finally after 11 years of marriage, she left him.

Last week, we talked to Darren and April about the day she left, the consequences of that decision, and why she eventually came back. Today we talk to them about what brought health and healing back to their marriage.

Show Notes:

0:45 – What’s the “formula” for getting your husband to stop watching porn? Is there a formula?

4:12 – Describe the kind of community in your life that has helped you move your marriage from crisis to healing?

6:43 – Why is Internet accountability such a powerful thing for you and your marriage?

8:13 – What counseling measures have you put in place to help you break free from porn?

10:18 – How does trusting in the gospel help to transform our lives—even for people living in the shame of porn?

14:19 – If you had a captive audience of pastors, what are five big things you would say to church leaders about the issue of porn today?

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  • Comments on: A Marriage Redeemed from Porn: Darren and April’s Story
    1. Greg on

      Wow! The last 10 minutes or so of this especially are VERY good, and right on point–I wish every. church. could hear this in their Sunday morning services.

      Reply
      • Luke Gilkerson on

        I thought so, too, Greg. Good stuff.

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