In this week's episode, FamilyLife staff Al and Val share that porn almost destroyed their marriage and what it looked like to choose to stay together and work on getting porn out of their home.
Here is a brief summary of the episode.
Al and Val share how a veneer of secrets may keep the outside appearances looking okay, but a big secret like a porn addiction leaves a feeling of insecurity that can't be glossed over. It is better to tell the truth and build trust instead of trying to hide a secret that will lead to feelings of betrayal when exposed.
A truthful conversation may seem like something we'd rather avoid because potential conflict is never an easy option, however it is always the better option long-term. If we avoid necessary conversations like disclosing a porn addiction, the avoidance will almost always lead to much greater conflict and potential for marital breakdown. But with God's help, we can have difficult conversations that can be an opportunity for a deepening of trust and reconciliation.
We need to lean on God in dealing with our pain and helping us to forgive
Freedom is amazing!
God wants us all to have purpose and vision in marriage. Porn hi-jacks your intimacy and takes your eyes off of your purpose. When porn is out of your marriage,you'll have deeper intimacy and you'll see God at work in your marriage and in the lives of those you're impacting as well.
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Next week, Braden and Matt talk about another "taboo" topic... masturbation. They discuss whether it is helpful or harmful! It will be another great discussion, so tune in and check it out!
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