The Wrong Way to Get Value

Many of us have been told that we are codependent. It doesn’t feel very complimentary, but what does it really mean? The truth is, unless they are in recovery, themselves, most spouses of addicts are codependent. There is something about the very nature of addiction that turns those around it into victims of the disease.…

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Can Trust Be Restored After Porn?

You’ve probably all heard sermons and marriage seminars that talked about the respect and love passage in Ephesians 5:33. The big quandary for many of us is how we can possibly live out those words when our husband is involved in unrespectable sexual behaviors that make us feel anything but loved. Both men and women…

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The Way Back from the Nightmare

Have you ever wished that your husband’s problem was just a bad dream? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to wake up to life the way it was before any of this nightmare came to light? Unfortunately, those kind of instant plot resolutions only happen in TV movies. In real life many resolutions, including this one, come…

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Addiction Sucks!

If you’re reading this, you’re probably all too aware of this indelicate truth. There is no arguing that being addicted to anything is destined to provide some of life’s most intense challenges—for the struggler, for the spouse, AND for the family and friends that are trying to figure it all out. Realizing that someone you…

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3 Simple Steps to Less Shame

Less Shame

Shame is a burden that none of us needs to carry. Working through the following steps will help eliminate the extensive effects of carrying shame. 1. ANALYZE THE SITUATION • Step back from the problem that lead to the shame and view it in a different light—reframe it. • Look at the external factors that…

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