Sin & Addiction

What We Watch Together Matters

The other night my husband and I were cuddling in bed together. He had his laptop out and I asked if we could watch a show or a movie together. We started a new episode of a T.V. series we had recently started. Within the first few seconds a sexually explicit scene came on. My husband responded quickly to turn it off. I was bummed. I knew it was inappropriate for us to continue watching, but there was a part of me that wanted to be able to still watch the show. So I asked my husband, Can’t we just skip past that part?” My husband looked over at me and said with conviction, It isn’t pure.” He reminded of the scripture in Philippians 4:8,

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Fireproof: A Movie For Every Marriage | Review

About 5 years ago my husband and I watched Fireproof, a faith-based film that follows a marriage through brokenness to restoration. I thought I had reviewed it and shared it on my blog for others to know about, but I checked recently and didn’t see it. Despite being nearly 8 years old, this movie is very relevant for every marriage. I highly recommend it.  I rented it from Amazon recently for the second time and took a few notes. Buy DVD HERE Rent Movie HERE This is a great movie for couples to curl up on the couch together or watch in bed together. I feel like it hits some specific points on marriage that most couples can relate with. It also provides an awesome

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What Do I Do When My Husband’s Eyes Wander?

My husband was a slave to the temptation and sin of looking at pornography for years. We both had an expectation that his struggle with it would dissipate when we got married. However, the truth is that it had a tight grip on him. Getting married didn’t fix his problem at all. In fact, the intimacy issues we had only amplified his desire for it. Knowing that my husband had a lust problem crushed me, but somehow I was able to forgive him and move on. Even though it wrecked my heart knowing his sin, the impact of knowledge was not as damaging then had I caught him in the act. I always found out after it happened. He would tell me that he had

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Prayer Of The Day: Breaking The Addiction Of Porn

Dear Lord, We pray for husbands or wives who struggle with an addiction to pornography.  May Your Holy Spirit manifest and give them the strength and self-control to resist and flee temptation.  Let Your power break the hold that the enemy has on them.  Fix their eyes on You O Lord!  Help heal the hurt, the guilt, and the pain that porn addiction causes.  We also pray for the young men and women in the pornography industry.  May You rescue them, may You heal them, may You restore them.  Bring them out of the darkness they are trapped in.  Open their eyes and enlighten them on the oppressive industry they are contributing to.  Protect the ones that are helpless, hopeless, and alone.  Bring Your restoration

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Prayer: Helping Your Husband Overcome Addiction

Dear God, You are so powerful!  Your love is transforming!  Thank You for not letting my marriage be destroyed by the enemy.  You have given us the strength to hold on despite hardships.  It can be difficult for us wives to continue to persevere when our husbands fall back into temptation.  Please help us to be strong, to be patient, and to be enduring.  Show us how to help our husbands as they strive to overcome addictions.  We claim freedom in their lives.  We claim Your power Lord to restore them and help them never to return to their old ways.  We intercede on their behalf and we plead that these addictions will cease.  Protect our marriage and guide us in Jesus name AMEN!

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Feeling Unworthy Made Me Broken: But That’s Not How My Story Ends

  This is a beautiful and transparent article from a woman named Lydia, a woman who knew brokenness intimately and felt completely unworthy. That is until God showed her just how worthy she is! Lydia writes:  When I was a teenager my father gave me one piece of dating advice: Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” – Proverbs 4:23 Unfortunately, I didn’t take that advice and my heart was left unguarded. For many years I gave my love and my loyalty to those who did not earn it, and I was left broken and confused every single time. I could have filled an Olympic sized swimming pool with all the tears I cried in anguish as a result of betrayal, loneliness,

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