Posts Tagged Marriage

My Marriage, Another Mistake, the “D word” and Counseling

My primary struggle, now that the habitual sexual sin is behind me (only by the power of God!) is in developing a relationship with my wife. I’m frustrated to say that I have made much less progress on that front than I have in stopping the sexual sin and in growing my relationship with God. […]

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New Addictions, Balance and Setting Priorities or, “Be Mary, Not Martha”

I’ve heard it said that, when a person gives up one addiction, he often finds another one. Maybe he gives up alcohol, but ends up in a drug addiction. I gave up my sexual addiction, and I’ve been looking for evidence of others. I think I’ve found one. Or, rather, my wife has. Earlier this […]

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My Wake-Up Call

God has been working in me – again. Ever since I started my recovery from sexual sin, it has been my desire and my prayer that God would allow me to minister to other men struggling with sexual sin. I now serve my local Celebrate Recovery ministry in a leadership role; I maintain an anonymous […]

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It Doesn’t Hurt Anybody?

Those of us who suffer from sexual addiction tend to look at our “private” sin as one that has no consequences for those in our lives. If they don’t know about it (and much of our energy is spent making sure they don’t), then it won’t hurt them. Right? Wrong! DAMAGED RELATIONSHIPS My addiction has […]

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Just Stop It! (or, Why Can’t You Stop Masturbating?!)

IT’S NOT THAT EASY In Bob Newhart’s first sitcom, where he played a psychologist, he once told a patient he was counseling, who was involved in an addiction, to “just stop it!” Of course, the irony was, if all you had to do was tell someone that, and it would work, there would be no […]

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My Heart’s Been Stolen!

Recently, a friend of mine asked me an excellent question: “When did Christ steal your heart?” This is my answer: I think it was when He answered a specific prayer that I had prayed. I believed He could answer any prayer, of course, but this was one of those that wasn’t as easy to believe […]

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The Steps I Took: What Helped Me?

In my initial post, “My Story,” I mentioned some of what helped me stop my sinful sexual behavior. Here is a list of the steps I took, in more detail. This is not necessarily a list of what will work for you; God works differently, and through different tools, in different people’s lives. However, these […]

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My Story

BEGINNINGS From as early as I can remember in my childhood, I didn’t feel like a male. Just to clarify, I didn’t feel like a female either; I never felt like I was supposed to be a girl. I just had trouble connecting with other boys and, later, men. I wasn’t interested in the stereotypical […]

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I Mean No Disrespect

music, thinking and following Jesus


thinking out loud

does not wisdom call

whoever walks with wisdom becomes wise...

Saved: Just As I Am

I never wanted to be attracted to men, and didn't understand why I was. God showed me the answer was not for Him to remove the attraction. It was for me to submit to Him and, with His help, live a holy life. He saved me just as I was, and then He set about transforming me into what He wants me to be. - Jerry Stubblefield

Your Other Brothers

Navigating faith, homosexuality, and masculinity. Together.

John's sermon thoughts

Letting God's Word Sink a Bit Deeper

Grady Smith

Country Music Writer & Cultural Critic

The Romantic Vineyard

A Rich Harvest of Ideas to Help Your Marriage Grow

My Journey Through Sex Addiction

Picking up the pieces to reuild stronger than before


The Inspector Clouseau of Blogging.


Daily Thoughts and Meditations as we journey together with our Lord.

Tethered Soul

Exploring Life While Bound to My Savior

Everett Wickham

God is turning my mess into His message.


The Addict's Devotional

persevering all the way

Life, SSA, God, forever


In pursuit of discovering beauty in my daily adventure of being a mom of nine

Chris Martin Writes

Sowing seeds for the Kingdom

The Neighborhood

The Story within the Story

Escape From Porn

Helping Others Find a Way Out!