The Honeymoon’s Over, Have You Unpacked Your Baggage?

“Be aware of Satan’s schemes—where wounds aren’t healed, the enemy comes in and causes more damage.” (Roger Barrier) This is especially true as it pertains to emotional baggage that we bring into our marriages. Within marriage, conflict often arises. Any married couple would probably smirk at that notion as an Read More…

I Was Sad on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day was a very difficult holiday for me. I’m sure many women coming to this site can relate. Especially now when I am looking back at the past few years. How did that first Mother’s Day feel after I found out my husband was addicted to pornography? Sad on Read More…

Unbroken Ties to the Past

Prior to marriage, we all have a number of loyalties and dependencies. But as soon as we take that wedding vow, our primary human relationship becomes our spouse. This brand-new relationship forever alters previous associations, even of the best sort. Problems emerge whenever individuals do not sever emotional ties to old Read More…

Replacing Unhealthy Thoughts

One thing Steve and I realized soon after the wedding is that we both dragged a lot of emotional baggage into our marriage. (And it was not the healthy kind.) Everyone accumulates some type of emotional baggage. Life is messy. But ours —particularly mine, was pretty toxic. It’s difficult to Read More…

Working Through Past Painful Experiences

Are you having trouble in your marriage because of past painful experiences that continue to haunt you? The following is written by Dr David Clarke, which can help you work through your issues. You can then put them to rest so you can move on in your marriage to a Read More…

When Past Sexual Abuse Affects a Marriage’s Intimacy

This is a very difficult article to write. And it is a very difficult message to deliver. If you are haunted by horrible memories from the past sexual abuse you experienced, I want you to know that you CAN experience freedom. I know. I know because I also lived in that Read More…