6 things you didn’t know were considered cheating

6 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW WERE CONSIDERED CHEATING

Shaelynn Miller

You could be hurting your spouse without even realizing it.

Where is the line drawn between a loyal relationship and a cheating relationship? Is it from the moment an unfaithful thought crosses your mind or when physical bounds have been broken? Experts reveal what is really considered cheating:

1. Fantasizing about someone else

It’s natural to think someone is attractive. However, fantasizing about someone else could be more dangerous for your marriage.

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8 Things Healthy Couples Don’t Do

8 THINGS HEALTHY COUPLES DON’T DO

Aaron & April Jacob

We all want to have the “model,” marriage (does that even exist?!), and so we find couples we admire to model our own marriages after.

As important as it is to notice the positive things those couples do, it’s equally important to recognize what they don’t do. Check out this list to see 8 specific things healthy couples don’t do.

1. Expect Perfection

Healthy couples with healthy relationships are real. They understand that everyone is a work in progress, and they don’t expect perfection from their spouse. Rather than worrying about all their spouse’s faults, they focus on improving themselves. Once you’ve reached perfection yourself, then you can begin to expect a little more and start coaching your spouse…but until then, healthy couples choose to look inward.

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Pornography and Sexual Addiction

PORNOGRAPHY AND SEXUAL ADDICTION
Richard Innes

“When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, He said unto him, Would you be made whole?”
(John 5:6, ASV, NIV)

Another Daily Encounter reader asks for help saying, “I have a problem with pornography and masturbation. I am 24 years old, and ever since I was in my early teens I have not been able to shake my addiction to these habits. I have resolved many times to put an end to these habits, but each time I find myself returning and am unable to control myself. I feel so guilty about praying because I will have to ask for forgiveness over something for which I have asked forgiveness before. But I can’t help myself when I start wanting these things. Pornography has taken over my life.”

Dear Henry (not his real name), regarding being addicted to pornography and masturbation. By admitting that you are addicted to these behaviors, you have taken the first step in your recovery.

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This one thing you do every day is probably hurting your sex life

THIS ONE THING YOU DO EVERY DAY IS PROBABLY HURTING YOUR SEX LIFE

Katelyn Carmen

What you thought was a harmless habit could actually be quite detrimental to your relationship.

Is your sex life non-existent?

Truth be told, it probably is. In 2008, CNN reported that, “40 million Americans have what experts call a sexless marriage.”

Why? Experts are saying technology could be the source of the problem.

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Family Pornography Destroys Kids

FAMILY PORNOGRAPHY DESTROYS KIDS
“MY MUM DRESSES UP BEFORE ME!”

I counselled a young guy who was addicted to masturbation. He told me he can’t do without masturbation. One thing that struck me in his confession was when he said, “My mum caused all this for me.”

Curiosity got hold of me and I asked him how? He said he started masturbation since when he was four years old.

“My mum has always been dressing up naked before me. I am used to seeing her nakedness. I am not moved to have sex with her but I always long to see mature ladies naked just the way I always see my mum dressing up naked before me. I still remember seeing her nakedness regularly till I was eight years old and my dad do shout on her, ‘Send this boy out before you dress,’ but my mum would always reply by saying, ‘Will my son sleep with me? Stop planting evil thought in his heart.’

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7 things you didn’t realize you need to protect your daughter from

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7 THINGS YOU DIDN’T REALIZE YOU NEED TO PROTECT YOUR DAUGHTER FROM

Most parents don’t know that these things are dangerous.

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If you could, you’d wrap your daughter in bubble wrap and hold her hand through everything just to protect her. However, you want her to grow up strong, and to do that you have to let her go. But letting her go doesn’t mean there aren’t still things you need to protect her from. In fact, protecting her from these seven things may help her develop strength on her own so she can learn to protect herself:

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An Open Letter on Porn

AN OPEN LETTER ON PORN

Drs. John & Julie Gottman

Pornography in relationships has been an issue for a long time. Even today, professional recommendations on how to manage the use of pornography still vary widely. We attended one workshop in a couples therapy conference that recommended to merely accept porn use, especially by men, as natural and harmless. While this may be an extreme view, many clinicians have suggested that if a couple uses pornography as a stimulus for intimacy, or if they both agree to read or view pornographic materials together, then porn use is fine. In fact, many professionals have thought it might increase relationship connection and intimacy. In the Bringing Baby Home new parents workshop, we initially took this view since our research had demonstrated that, after a baby arrives, relationship intimacy decreases and measures were needed to strengthen intimate sexual connection.

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10 TOXIC SIDE EFFECTS OF PORNOGRAPHY USE

10 toxic side effects of pornography use

10 TOXIC SIDE EFFECTS OF PORNOGRAPHY USE

Ann Tolley

The danger of pornography use isn’t about right and wrong. It’s about the effects that pornography has on the user and the effects it has on the loved ones of the user. Pornography use has serious, negative side effects.

The danger of pornography use isn’t about right and wrong. It’s about the effects that pornography has on the user and the effects it has on the loved ones of the user. Pornography use has serious, negative side effects.

Some of pornography’s toxic side effects include:

  1. Creates emotional bond with artificial world

All people have a critical need for human intimacy and emotional connection with others. When someone views pornography, they end up creating an intimate bond with an artificial, fake world and can actually lose the ability to bond with real people.

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12 ways pornography is destroying your future

12 ways pornography is destroying your future

12 WAYS PORNOGRAPHY IS DESTROYING YOUR FUTURE

Gary and Joy Lundberg

Open your eyes to the ways pornography will ruin your life — before it’s too late.

No one in his right mind would ever purposefully eat daily doses of arsenic. It’s poison. When consumed, it eventually causes the heart to stop beating, and the brain dies.

Pornography has a similar effect.

While it may not cause your heart to stop beating, it will, without a doubt, cause your heart to stop feeling. It creates a deadness in the brain. Porn is poison.

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Stop lying to yourself, pornography is killing your mind

Stop lying to yourself, pornography is killing your mind

STOP LYING TO YOURSELF, PORNOGRAPHY IS KILLING YOUR MIND

Courtney Carter

Pornography isn’t harmless, it does affect you, and it is hard to stop using. It’s worth the effort to stop, because its killing your mind.

On May 6th, Conan O’Brien caused a fury when he tweeted out to his followers, “I’m sad that young people will never experience the magic of seeing pornography on the big screen.”

Many people responded to O’Brien, asking him to take a stance against pornography, instead of joking about it. Why? Because whether you believe it or not, pornography is a destructive habit.

Why do people look at pornography? Although reasons may vary, some people blame curiosity, boredom, dissatisfaction with their sexual relationships or simply to learn more about sex.

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