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Posted: Jul 15, 2015

Purity: Walking, Falling, Getting Up Again

No one yells at a baby for falling down. But as we get older and pursue a life of nobility and meaning, including sexual restraint and respect, we start to hear a lot of yelling. Our failures are pointed out and some seek to define us by them.

In the pursuit of purity, heart or body, we need the vital foundation of grace.
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Posted: Jul 15, 2015

How Pornography Impacts Marriage

Unfortunately, I know what it feels like to be on both sides of a pornography addiction. My husband and I have both struggled with pornography and masturbation in the past. My struggle started when I was 25 after being married just two years. At the time my husband was working in full-time youth ministry and we were both active in the church. It was a secret sin that I struggled with for two years. I am thankful to say that I have now been free for over a decade.
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Posted: Jul 15, 2015

What do I do When I Catch My Husband Looking at Porn?

It’s entirely possible that since you caught your husband you have experienced anger, fear, sadness, depression, and guilt –and the pain feels incomprehensible. If you’re anything like me, you’ve found yourself saying and doing things you never thought imaginable. I was undone when I discovered my husband’s addiction, and I alternately cried until I made myself physically sick and raged like a crazy woman. (Not my proudest moment.)
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Posted: Jul 15, 2015

All You Have to Offer is Your Brokenness

I was recently sitting with a friend by the pool. I felt compelled to share a story I had told no one in years.

"Did I ever tell you about the time...?"

I opened up a dark and formative part of my past with someone. It involved an incident that I had handled, for which I had sought and received forgiveness, for which I had made amends. Then I packed it up gently and put it on the top shelf of an unused closet in a back bedroom of my life. I thought there was no need for me to ever mention it again.
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