Pure Victory Podcast

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Summary

Sexual immorality destroys intimacy - but it's also a sign of disunity that already existed. How do you restore intimacy in your marriage?

Show Notes

Welcome to episode #39! This week, Matt and Braden discuss how to rebuild intimacy in marriage after porn or other sexual immorality has destroyed your unity.

There are many forms of intimacy
When we talk about 'being intimate,' we are usually talking sex, however, there are several different forms of intimacy. Building a relationship with sex as the foundation is not going to go well when we ignore the other kinds of intimacy needed to build a marriage. When God said that we will leave our parents and 'cleave' to our spouses as two become one, He was referring to becoming one in all ways. Financial intimacy, relational, emotional, recreational, sexual, spiritual, and others are some of the kinds of intimacy talked about in this episode.

Sex Benefits From Other Intimacy
When we build our marriages with intimacy in areas like spirituality, finances, recreation, and others, it creates a spiritual and emotional bond that amplifies the enjoyment we can experience in sex. When we have sex at times that we aren't as connected in other areas, it becomes more disconnected and dissatisfying.
 
Conflict Is An Opportunity
Conflict creates an opportunity for intimacy. As uncomfortable as conflict is, it is inevitable and necessary. It forces us to choose humility if we are going to grow and build intimacy in various areas of our relationship. Porn use indicates an intimacy disorder, so looking at all areas of intimacy in our marriage to see where we need to grow will enable us to open up to our spouses more than we have before. Creating intimacy in this way will diminish our cravings for sin and position us for God to work in and through us in a big way

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Resources
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Your Pure Freedom Journey through Restored Ministries
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Podcast Hosts
BRADEN HAFNER
Braden is the Regional Director in Alberta for FamilyLife Canada. He has been married for 12 years to his wife Kristen, and they live in Edmonton, Alberta. He is passionate about seeing marriages grow and thrive, and helping couples move to a deeper oneness with one another and with God. FamilyLife Canada has a variety of resources and events to help you and your spouse take your marriage to the next level. See what would benefit you at www.familylifecanada.com

MATT CLINE
Matt and his wife Louise raise their little guy, David, in Edmonton, Alberta. He is honored to do what he can to tackle the epidemic of pornography and sexual perversion in every way possible. Seeing lives and marriages get free and experience the love of God in profound ways is what drives him every day. He leads Restored Ministries, is a certified speaker and coach for the John Maxwell Team, and formerly played hockey in the WHL and for Hockey Canada. You can visit www.restoredministries.ca.

What is Pure Victory Podcast?

Faith-based inspiration to win at sex, conquer porn, and find purpose in staying free forever.