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Healthy Sexuality for Couples Facing Sexual Addiction

When I work with couples facing sexual addiction, they often question how they should address being sexual in their marriage.  Some spouses may want to maintain their marital sex life and others may want to avoid it altogether.  While a healthy sex life is important for any marriage, when recovering from sexual addiction there is much healing nee...

10 09 2017

Four Truths We Need to Tell About Forgiveness

Forgiveness is absolutely central to our faith.  Most of us know this and simply take it as a given.  But we must remember that forgiveness is not commonplace.  Many who have been wronged bear a heavy burden of bitterness, and those who have wronged them bear a crippling sense of shame.  At root, this is a spiritual problem, and it’s a proble...

10 05 2017

What’s Wrong with the Church

It is widely reported that when posed the question “What’s wrong with the world?” by a British publication, Catholic author and commentator G.K. Chesterton responded simply: “I am.” If only we all had such clear-minded humility. Of course, the question posed to Chesterton was no more significant in his day than it is now, or at any ...

10 04 2017

How Body & Soul Come Together in Christian Marriage

The modern world has fallen into a dualism of body and soul in many ways. Descartes, a founding father of modern philosophy described the soul as a “ghost in a machine.” It is only too easy to focus on the body in an animalistic fashion, focused on pleasure and gratification. The opposite extreme is to fall into emotionalism or even a spiritual...

08 08 2017

Friendship Love in a Relationship

Once a couple has developed a deep level of romantic love, they usually move onto friendship love.  This is also very important for a happy marriage.  Often when people who have been married for 50 years are interviewed, they are asked what is their secret to a long and happy marriage.  A common answer to that question is “I married my best fr...

05 31 2017

Romantic Love In a Relationship

Romantic love in a relationship is easy to identify.  It’s when a man and a woman meet and find themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually attracted to each other.  There is a “chemistry” there that cannot be explained.  The two just “click.”  In such a relationship, you find yourself wanting to spend more time with her.  You...

05 24 2017

What Does Love In A Healthy Relationship Look Like?

Most men are called to be married, and want a healthy marital relationship.  So, what constitutes a healthy relationship.  To answer this question, many pop psychology books talk about good communication and respect for one another.  Others may talk about a healthy sex life.  I want to take a different approach and talk about love.  In fact, I...

05 15 2017

Why Beauty Hurts

I recently spent five days hiking in the Appalachian Mountains.  As a Midwesterner, mountains have always fascinated me – I grew up in the northern half of Indiana, which means that when anyone in any given town talks about “the hill,” everyone else knows precisely which hill is intended: there’s usually only one.  Often during our hikes,...

11 02 2016

The TRAUMA of Divorce and The Struggle of Pornography Addiction

When Chris came to me for help for his pornography addiction he sincerely wanted to uncover and resolve the root causes of his addiction.  He had read stories about people addicted to pornography and sex who as children had been abused, neglected, or were raised by alcoholics.  Because he had experienced none of these traumas in his life he could...

10 05 2016

Love Renounces

It was a quiet breakfast, as to be expected.  The invitation to ski up into the wilderness on New Years Day sounded like a good idea, in August.  Now was a moment of sober re-evaluation, accented by sub-zero temperatures, sleep deprivation, and a touch of influenza (a gift from the East Coasters).  Everyone ate in silence and pondered the sam...

03 21 2016

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