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 »
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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Lust isn’t the only reason behind your porn addiction. There are subtle snakes in the grass need to be hunted and confronted. It turns out: there’s pretty ugly stuff, way down deep, that demands our total honesty. When you begin to kick porn and find recovery, you’re often told to watch out for “triggers,” like... Read more »
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I can clearly remember the crushing weight of carrying my secret porn addiction onto the church stage each week. It felt like a million pounds on my chest. At times I wondered whether or not a person could die from stress. If so, I certainly felt like a candidate. I would regularly commit to myself... Read more »
You’re wondering if taking those risky photos for your husband is okay during his recovery from porn or if it will trigger him to use again. I get it. It sounds innocent enough. I mean, it is photos of yourself for your spouse. Technically speaking, you are staying in the lines of what should be... Read more »