A few years ago, I had an article featured in this publication entitled, Why I Happily Agreed to Marry an Addict. It chronicled the experience I had dating and eventually marrying someone who had openly admitted to me that he struggled with pornography addiction. Now we're coming up on our 5th wedding anniversary, and I know things now that I didn't before. And I've learned lessons worth sharing.
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My husband and I have been married for 26 years and we keep having the same old problem. It seems he likes an audience. When it’s just the two of us, things are pretty good. Add one or two people and suddenly I become the stupid idiot.
After 25 years of marriage, my husband put a code on his phone and won't let me know it. It’s now been 11 months and whenever I say anything about it, he gets upset. This really hurts. How should I handle it?
I want to honor my father. I want to obey God. But I feel taken advantage of and I don’t know where to draw the line. And if I set boundaries, how do I cope with the backlash I will receive?
Knowing what to talk about or how to talk about sex before tying the knot is often difficult. Couples aren’t sure what’s appropriate to discuss and may not have much practice talking about it, so it can seem uncomfortable. Some discussion of sexual intimacy before marriage, though, is crucial. Here are some practical suggestions that may help.
I have been married to the most patient, kind, loving, gentle man I’ve ever met for almost 10 years. When we first were married we were very active with our intimacy but as time has gone on and a few kids later, work, school, depression medications - I just don’t feel like being intimate very often.
My 74-year-old wife has recently been diagnosed with cancer that has spread. She is receiving a lot of medical attention and care. Unfortunately, it seems that this disease will ultimately take her life. My wife is a brave and courageous woman. The thing is I'm not brave and I'm having trouble with the flood of thoughts and feelings involved in trying to get a handle on the situation. Basically, I'm a mess.