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The Problems of Pornography: Sexual Dysfunction and Beyond

Freda Bush

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is not new, but ED is no longer occurring only in middle-aged and older men. Many men with ED are under 40. Research suggests this might be the result of pornography addiction.

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How Pornography Prevents Intimacy in Your Marriage

Jonathan Daugherty

Does viewing pornography as couple enhance intimacy in marriage? Marital sexuality is to be exclusive. So, pornography not only decreases true intimacy in marriage but actually prevents it.

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When Your Husband Confesses Addiction to Pornography

Meg Wilson

Meg was devastated by her husband's confession, but her response initiated a new level of intimacy with God for her. Now she ministers to women devastated by their husbands' poor sexual choices.

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The Importance of Vulnerability in Fighting Pornography Addiction

Geremy Keeton

You can't keep hiding. You can't kick the habit on your own; no one can. If you really want to be free, you're going to have to open up to others. You're going to have to learn to be vulnerable.

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What You Need to Know About Your Husband's Porn Confession

Joann Condie with Geremy Keeton

Relational problems often get worse before they get better. Some husbands wait weeks after the discovery of porn use before they admit to additional bad behavior. Here’s what wives need to know.

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How to Love Your Spouse by Quitting Porn

You’re ready to quit using pornography and come clean to your spouse, maybe. What happens next? How much detail should you share? What’s the best approach to restoring your marriage?

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How To Tell Your Spouse About Your Porn Problem

MT Wilson

How do you tell your spouse about your porn addiction? More often than not, the best choice is to meet with a professional and let him or her walk you through this process.

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5 Reasons to Tell Your Spouse About Your Porn Problem

MT Wilson

You’re ready to quit using pornography. Should you tell your spouse about your struggle? Ask yourself, If I maintain the secret, is that really the intimacy I’ve always longed for in my marriage?

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Should You Tell Your Spouse About Your Porn Problem?

MT Wilson

Counselors have seen that the major benefits of truth-telling are worth enduring the challenges. Before you tell your spouse about your secret past, you have to admit a few things to yourself.



 

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How to Build a Healthy Marriage With Authentic Communication

Michelle Habel

An affair, pornography addiction and trying to please everyone without caring for self. How could Karen and Bill sort out all of their issues and build a healthy marriage with authentic communication?

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How a Pastor Overcame Pornography and Used It for Good

Nick Stumbo

This is the story of one pastor's battle for sexual integrity and how God helped him overcome pornography so he could help people with similar struggles. God transforms us so we might help others.

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Pornography Addiction: How One Couple Found Hope

An affair, pornography addiction, codependence. How could Karen and Bill sort out all of their issues and build a healthy marriage with authentic communication?

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A Porn Addict's Wife: Feeling Inadequate and Unwanted

Michelle Habel

Karen was raised in a dysfunctional home where family members did not discuss issues. But as painful as talking about her husband's use of pornography was, Karen simply could not ignore it.

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Series

Dealing With Depression

Don't get tangled up in the notion that depression is a sin.

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Trusting God in Trials

Erin Smalley

When I trust God wholeheartedly — even amid trials in my life or in my marriage — I can see that the Lord is using everything so that I reflect His image in my life. But this isn’t always easy.

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Together in Death

If your child has been taken from you, let your marriage be a reason that you feel the strength to carry on.

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Resources to Help You Fight Pornography Addiction

Doug Burford

Many options exist for people wanting to break free from sexual compulsions. Are they equally effective? How do secular approaches differ from Christian approaches? Is a recovery group necessary?

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A Marriage Beyond Hope?

Thomas Jeffries

An ill child, a bankruptcy and  a parent's death put pressure on Erik and Kelley Shamblin's marriage. An affair made things worse. With the help of intensive counseling, the couple is making it.

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Pornography Addicts Might Be Avoiding True Intimacy

Michelle Habel

Pornography can be an unhealthy substitution for sex with one's spouse, but often it's a symptom of a deeper issue and a way to cope with unresolved pain. The user may be avoiding true intimacy.

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How to Draw Together During Tough Times

Carol Kent

A parenting crisis can really test a marriage. What can you do to keep your marriage strong during trials? Here’s how to develop a stronger bond in the face of seemingly insurmountable pressures.

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How to Support Each Other During and After Crises

Erin Smalley

When crisis or trial comes to your marriage, support each other. Then turn to God and godly community for help. Above all, stay connected with each other afterward and be sure to make time for fun.

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Communicating With Your Spouse After a Cancer Diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis puts significant strain on marriages. The tension can cause couples to drift apart. But by adequately communicating feelings and needs, couples can grow closer together.

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Helping Can Hurt When You Fail to Communicate With Each Other

Ken Wolter

Crises put significant strain on marriages. The tension can cause couples to drift apart. But by adequately communicating feelings and needs, couples can grow closer together even in stressful times.

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