Articles by Mark Gaither

Mark Gaither is the founder of Redemptive Heart Ministries. Mark has a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has served as the director of creative ministries and writer for Insight for Living, the radio ministry of Chuck Swindoll. Mark is the author of Redemptive Divorce, a book that offers biblical guidance to the suffering partner, healing to the offending spouse, and the best catalyst for restoration in a broken marriage. He and his wife, Charissa, lead the single adults ministry at Stonebriar Community Church. Mark blogs at MarkWGaither.com.

Sexual Betrayal Is Not Your Fault (But What’s Your Part?)

When my wife of eighteen years closed the door on our marriage and drove away to meet her lover, I crumpled to the floor and sobbed uncontrollably. The news of her nine-month affair and her…

When Love Has to Get Tough: 5 Steps for Wives of Porn Addicts

Sin is deadly, and unrepentant sin will kill a marriage. Regardless of the sin, whether “big” or “small” (from a human point of view), a spouse’s refusal to repent marks the beginning of the end…

Living with an Unrepentant, Porn-Abusing Husband: Advice to Weary Wives of Addicts

A woman recently asked a challenging question in response to my article, “My Husband Is Having an Affair with Pornography, What Should I Do?”—in which I counsel a tough-love approach to sin. She asked, “What…

What’s wrong with a little porn?

I recently read a fairly common perspective among men. It appeared on a forum in a thread titled, “Should I divorce my sex-addict husband?” Okay, some of the cases [of sex addiction] are pretty bad…

A Kinder, Gentler Porn? – Jenna Jameson speaks on Oprah

I just finished watching The Oprah Winfrey Show, “Why Millions of Women Are Using Porn and Erotica: Lisa Ling Reports.” I’m not sure what I expected. Something more balanced, for sure. Maybe a word or…

Purity Principles I Learned from Wayward Spouses

I have learned a lot in the months following the publication of Redemptive Divorce. While the book helps Christians end the continual destruction caused by their wayward or incorrigible spouses, we receive many letters from…

Is Porn the Same as Adultery?

“You cried with her?!” My wife appeared wounded, even a little threatened, when I described my conversation with a female employee. The young woman’s performance had been slipping the past few weeks and the perpetual…