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Ten Tips about Porn and the Family

OMG! Online with Mercy and Grace:  Porn and the Family Human sexuality is designed and honored by God. Human sexuality is a gift from God. Human sexuality as God created it is good. Healthy marital sexuality is but a hint of the intensity of God’s love for each individual. Sexual intimacy with integrity, love and respect between a husband and wife is the crown of marital intimacy. Healthy marital sexuality helps keeps a family … [Read more...]

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone Are you weighed down with sadness, shame, anxiety and worries or loneliness? In times like this it helps to remember that you are not alone. . . . for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.  Is 12:2 You will find strength in God.  This doesn't mean, however, that you will no longer feel these painful feelings. It does mean that God will walk with you through these feelings and give you the … [Read more...]

A Story of a Sex Addict’s Daughter

*Permission was granted by the following individual to share her story. Her name has been changed to protect her identity.  For Jo, her father's absence in her life was profound. He wasn't physically absent.  But, he was not present.  He was an empty shell and Jo felt a wide divide separating them with no way to cross. No physical affection, no emotional support, no interest in her day or her life. Jo felt invisible to her father. Jo … [Read more...]

Wish You Had More Intimacy in Your Marriage? Part 2

This video, "A Bugs Life" can tell us a lot about love.  “BUGS! What do BUGS have to do with love!?”  Watch this video and see if you can figure out how. A Bugs Life (1998) - don't look at the light! You might be thinking, "I'm still not sure how watching bugs can can help me to understand my marriage."  After reading Part I of this series you might be asking, “I did the exercises you suggested in Part 1, but WHAT ABOUT ME?!  When am I going to … [Read more...]

Spiritual Fatherhood

John Paul II wrote about spiritual motherhood which means nurturing others' spiritual, emotional , moral, and cultural life.  As a psychologist specializing in attachment, I see spiritual motherhood as the essence of healthy attachment caregiving. I was reading about spiritual motherhood about the same time gangs of teenagers were terrorizing many areas throughout London.  I thought about so many young men and women whose lives are filled with … [Read more...]