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My husband thinks porn use is normal. What do I do?

Apologies to Becky for the delay in responding to her question. I’ve decided to just make it a post because it’s the type of question that many wives have. “I just posted that my husband is a porn addict. He’s promised me several times that he’d stop. Although, I’ve ended up finding it again. He let me put the accountability apps on his phone and computer, but is only going to give them a year limit. By then he says I should trust him and be over this. Since he’s lied to me before, I feel I can’t trust him. How do I go about telling him that I can’t live with that worry and it’s to painful, without upsetting him. He does not like it when I bring … Read entire article »

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The Heart of the Matter — a must-see film

The Heart of the Matter is a documentary film about finding hope and light in the face of pornography addiction. I have watched this project since its inception. I had the opportunity to be on set for a couple of the interviews. I have been so moved and inspired by the project itself and the dedication of the director, Jessica Mockett. And the stories! The stories are incredible. I’ve done years of research on this topic in my volunteer and professional work, but nothing educates more clearly and powerfully than personal stories. The individuals’ experiences shared in the film are woven together alongside professional and Christian ministerial perspectives to tell the story about how addiction works and … Read entire article »

What Wives of Porn Addicts Wish All Church Leaders Knew

What Wives of Porn Addicts Wish All Church Leaders Knew

Have you read the book, Love You, Hate the Porn? It’s a good one! Recently, co-author Mark Chamberlain, PhD, posted a list on his blog titled:   “What Wives of Porn Addicts Wish All Church Leaders Knew”   The list was created by one of Chamberlain’s patients in collaboration with several other brave women, and is a great read for anyone trying to understand the … Read entire article »

Restoring Intimacy

Restoring Intimacy

A guest blog post written by “KatieDid” When I was a girl, I would often dream about love and romance. I looked forward to the time when I would fall in love and get married. I wanted to meet someone with whom I could share my true self. We would share everything about ourselves: our hopes, joys, dreams, work and sorrows. … Read entire article »

Patience

“And now my beloved brethren, I would exhort you to have patience, and that ye bear with all manner of afflictions … Have patience, and bear with those afflictions, with a firm hope that ye shall one day rest from all your afflictions.” ~Alma 34:40-41 … Read entire article »

New ARP Workbook for Loved Ones

New ARP Workbook for Loved Ones

It’s finally happened! The Church has officially launched their new workbook for loved ones of addicts! Come and see what it’s all about! Visit the Spouses and Families section on the ARP website to read personal stories and/or submit your own, find a meeting in your area, and access the online Spouse & Family Support Guide.   The site features … Read entire article »

PornProof Kids

PornProof Kids

Did you know internet porn searches skyrocket 4700% when the kids get out of school? NOW is the time to talk with them. And here is a totally awesome, totally easy way to do it! Good Pictures Bad Pictures, a beautifully illustrated read-aloud book that makes it as easy as talking to your kids about stranger danger or saying ‘no’ … Read entire article »

Webinar for religious leaders and other advisors

his message comes from Addo Recovery. They are holding another webinar for people they are calling advisors — “anyone who finds them self in a position to advise someone who’s life has been impacted by sexual or pornography addiction (religious leaders, counselors, friends, family, etc).” Here are the details of the webinar: During this webinar we will take an in-depth look at the impact sexual or pornography addiction has on the family, specifically spouses. The webinar will be conducted by Addo Recovery’s Clinical Director and best selling author of Treating Pornography Addiction: The Essential Tools For Recovery, Dr. Kevin Skinner. When someone has a sexual or pornography addiction the whole family hurts. The betrayal can lead to intense … Read entire article »

Single Sisters Should Know (about pornography)

Editor’s note: If you are interested in helping the creator of this project, Single Sisters Should know, please contact her at singlesistersshouldknow@gmail.com When I was 17 years old, my best friend and I promised each other that if we were ever seriously dating a guy, no matter how “good” of a guy he was, we would ask him if he viewed pornography. I wish I could say we were well-informed girls who understood the importance of taking a proactive approach to an, unfortunately, all too common reality. The truth is we were just scared, or at least I was. We learned in Young Women’s that if we ever found out that a young man was involved in … Read entire article »