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Guest post by Vicki Tiede
Thank you for inviting me to be a guest on your blog today. I appreciate the opportunity to share my story with you. People’s stories are important and I think particularly if you’re a woman whose husband is addicted to pornography, hearing the stories of other women helps you know that you are not alone. Time and time again when I speak for a conference or a retreat women will approach me afterwards and say, “What you said up there … that’s exactly how I feel. How did you know?”
I know, because I’ve walked in her shoes. You never know what it’s like to be married to a man addicted to pornography until you are that woman. Only then can you truly understand how being rejected in favor of countless digitally enhanced images of other women makes you feel; ugly, incompetent, insufficient, undesirable, unworthy … the list goes on. The good news is, I also know firsthand that Jesus can and will take the pieces of that woman’s broken heart and make something beautiful. I wrote When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography for other women who need someone to take them to the cross.
Here’s my story …
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I probably don’t need to tell you that mainstream society largely considers lust, fantasy, self-gratification, and pornography acceptable. In fact, they promote it. For more reasons than I explain here, this scares the daylights out of me!
Let me tell you one reason we need to take pornography addiction very seriously. Pornography is a counterfeit sexual experience that damages healthy relationships as God intended. That’s because pornography decreases a man’s interest in real intimacy with his wife and increases his hunger for more porn. Do you see why it’s naïve to believe that his porn addiction isn’t hurting anyone but him? If you or someone you know is married to a man addicted to pornography, then you’re painfully aware of the tsunami of emotions that overtake you. God’s Word has something to say about this to the brokenhearted woman.
I am not a counselor, but I know the Wonderful Counselor and I would consider it a privilege to walk this journey of healing your heart with you as you work through the pages of When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography.
Did something about my story resonate with you? If you are able, I would love to know how it did so. (You are welcome to share your comments anonymously.) And may I take a moment to tell you, if your husband is addicted to pornography, how very sorry I am that you have had to walk this journey. Please know that there is hope and healing in Jesus Christ.
More about Vicki:
I am an author and speaker who has a passion for opening the Scriptures and pointing women to their true source of grace and faithfulness. For the past ten years, I have been honored to speak for numerous women at conferences, retreats, and women’s events. I am the author of three books including When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography (2012), Plug Me In and Let Me Charge Overnight (2009), and Parenting on Your Knees: Prayers and Practical Guidance for the Preschool Years (coming January 2013). I live in Rochester, Minnesota, with my husband Mike, daughter, and two sons. Visit her on the web.
For Your Readers: Sample Chapters from When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography: Healing Your Wounded Heart
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