I rarely use my emergency brake. It’s mostly flat where I live along the coast. Sea level, for the most part, is level. But every once in awhile, for some inexplicable reason, I’ll park my car and depress the emergency brake pedal — shove that baby to the floor! You can already guess what’s coming.... Read more »
Sexual betrayal in a relationship causes a multitude of issues. There are couples who decide to separate for a period of time, in order to give space for healing. This is totally normal and ok to do. Many couples get back together after being separated. Unfortunately, other marriages end in divorce. Either way, I want... Read more »
“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 »
We have some pretty exciting news for you. Here’s the thing, we have a lot of resources for individuals and couples who are struggling with porn use. Some of these cost money because they fund the development of new resources and initiatives. But at the end of the day, we want to help as many... 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 »
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 »
Our relationship with porn might change if we viewed it the way we view heroin. Or Celebrex. At least prescription drug companies are required by law to present the benefits and risks of their products “in a balanced fashion.” And ya gotta tip your hat to ’em, because they do it spectacularly well. Their TV... Read more »