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The Effects of Sexual Addiction in Marriage and Book Suggestion

Quite awhile ago I picked up a book written by a Christian wife named Laurie Hall. Her book is called “Affair of the Mind”.  It is about how she found out about her husband’s sexual addiction, how it effected her personally, and how she dealt with it as a woman and Christian believer. I recall I had a hard time putting this one down. I read most of it the very first night I had it. My heart went out to her as I read her words and felt like I experienced her life in a lot of ways. I had been previously married to someone who was a sexually addicted man. Believe me, it’s no walk in the park, and can feel quiet abusive to experience. Beyond the stereotypical “men will be men” comments, sexual abuse is a very serious problem in a marriage. A sex addict gets just as much of a rush from naked images and porn as a cocaine addict does using the drug. I’ve heard stories of men who have …

You are NOT a Mistake!

I’m not sure if I can even count the amount of people who feel or believe that somehow they were “born wrong”. Either they were supposed to be a different gender (their parents wanted either a boy or girl) or their body parts just don’t live up to someone’s expectations. Writing it makes it sound kind of crazy but believe me, when a person is feeling like they are somehow wrong it sure is not a laughing matter. It can feel quite hurtful. Sooner or later a person’s whole life and decisions are made according to the wrong way they see themselves instead of the right way that God intends for them to see themselves. Each person was formed from greatness and in the image of God Himself. There is none that was made that He did not create. In the Bible Jesus is described as the “word”.  The book of  John explains that Jesus spoke all things into existence. He is the spoken word. John 1: 1-5  “In the beginning was the Word, and …

Be Powerful By Knowing Body Image Lies

In this world there is always a shadow side to every glimpse of light. Nothing can ever be completely exposed or even true. Knowing what is true is very powerful because truth is powerful. Along with this is also knowing what is not true. Knowing what the lie is and exposing it can always mean a sense of more power in life. For instance, let’s apply this to women’s body image. Can you imagine already how healing it is to just go through and list what things are simply not true? Take a look at how our society exposes women. Through media publications, and transmissions, we are set up to believe lies when it comes to what a woman should look like. We are blasted with images on a daily basis, of women who are touched up and altered so as not to expose the truth of what they really look like. We get to see airbrushed versions of who a person is.  The images have the cellulite, stretch marks, wrinkles, bags, puffiness, and added …