“John” came into the counseling office looking very despondent. “I don’t understand what happened this week,” he said. “’Jane’ had been doing so well and I have not seen her angry in more than a month. Then she just exploded. Crying, throwing things, cursing at me. I thought we were good. What happened?” “John” is… Read more »
If there’s one topic that freaks Christians out the most, it’s masturbation. When you tune into the discussion, it can get alarmingly serious. There are believers who stand on either side of the fence on this topic, but overwhelmingly within the Church, masturbation is considered off-limits. In a world of passionate forbiddance, I’d like to… Read more »
If you are married to an addict, it can be so easy to fall into an unhealthy cycle with your spouse. Addiction tends to do that. One partner struggles with the addiction and the other struggles to free them. Sometimes, you don’t even realize that it is happening until you are deep into it. I… Read more »
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In my marriage, I volunteered to do lots of things that I never did. Not in a timely fashion, at least. HER: “We need to make an appointment with our tax guy.” ME: “I’ll call him this week.” HER: “One of our sprinkler heads is broken, and the grass in our front yard is turning… Read more »
You know, I watch a lot of stuff on Netflix. I’m kind of an amateur film critic. I don’t know why, maybe it’s just my curiosity. I like to see what’s new, what’s good, and what’s not. Last week I watched Chris Rock’s new comedy special. And yes, it might not be for you, especially… Read more »
I have a confession. Some time back I wrote a blog post entitled “3 Reasons I Ditched Small Groups.” I kinda lied. I haven’t really “ditched” small groups. I just don’t go to one locally. In fact, I help run the largest online video support group program out there for men and women struggling with… Read more »
Previously I wrote a blog post that was called 7 Keys To Great Sex (if you missed it go ahead and read that one first). I heard from a number of people and even talked about some of the reactions that the post got on my podcast “Craig’s Car Ride.” One thing I noticed is: when… Read more »
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It’s that time of year. Valentine’s Day weekend, which means the last installment of 50 Shades of Grey. I have written a blog about each movie so far: 50 Shades of Grey 50 Shades Darker Currently, Fifty Shades of Grey Freed has a 15% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. So that should tell you that it’s… Read more »
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[Editor’s Note: This post is a copyrighted excerpt from the book Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery by Forest Benedict.] Essential Mindset #15: I will grow in self-love, responding with care when I experience emotional pain. Essential Mindset #16: I will not engage in friendly conversation with my Evil Genius… Read more »
First off, if you struggle with porn this part is for you. It’s really easy when you are someone who struggles with porn to fall into the trap of trying to fix yourself. So you try and read the Bible more or pray more and act really Holy. But most of the time we run… Read more »
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