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…

The Journey of Forgiving Yourself

“Do you dare release the person you are today from the shadow of the wrong you did yesterday? Do you dare forgive yourself? Forgiving yourself takes high courage. Who are you, after all, to shake yourself free from the undeniable sins of your private history —as if what you once did has Read More…

The “GHOST” Of Marriage Past

“The past has very little substance, but it stays close to your heels.” (Unknown) It is human nature to view new relationships in light of previous ones. It’s like putting on sunglasses that are tinted yellow or black. Everything you see has a yellow or black hue. We often view our Read More…

Self-Forgiveness After Being Sexually Abused

Perhaps the most difficult act of forgiving and the most critical one for the abuse survivor is leaning to forgive herself. She must learn self-forgiveness with the same determination with which she forgives those who brought her pain. A whole jury of self-accusations cries out against her:.“Why didn’t I say, Read More…

When Childhood Sexual Abuse Affects Marriage Intimacy

A person who has been sexually abused as a child often thinks that once the abuse stops, he or she can “just get on with life.” At that point everything will be “just fine.” After-all, the past is the past, right? Wrong. Personal Experience I’ve been there and have done Read More…

MY PAST: How Much Do I Share?

Just how much of my past do I need to share with my fiancé? This is not an easy question to answer for several reasons: Sharing your past mistakes and sins may lead to shame-filled, painful moments between you as a couple. It may mean confessing a previously told lie Read More…