Soul Ties

A while ago, we sent out Marriage Message #267 on the subject of Soul Mates. But this time I want to elaborate more on this issue concerning soul ties. I want to say right here that my husband Steve and I (and other marriage educators) believe that the closeness of 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…

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…

SEX: When The Husband Doesn’t Want To Make Love

What do you do when your husband doesn’t want to make love? You will find this question plus an answer to it given below by sex therapists, Dr Clifford and Joyce Penner: Question: My husband and I are newlyweds, but we only have sex about three times a month. My Read More…

When You Don’t Want Sex With Your Husband

When you don’t want to have sex with your husband, what do you do? Maybe you can relate to the wife’s thoughts expressed below. “I have already gotten settled in bed, wearing my flannel nightgown and reading my book. Now that you’re in the mood, I’m not sure I want Read More…

Frequently Asked Questions About Sexual Issues

We are continually asked questions about various sexual issues. Because we aren’t sex therapists, it is a challenge for us to answer those questions. However, we are always on the lookout to find answers for those of you who are questioning. We look for answers that don’t contradict God’s principles. In 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…

The Journey Toward Sexual Healing

Sexual healing does not usually happen in a day or so. That would be unusual. It is usually one that happens as you intentionally walk a long journey towards it. It takes effort, time, and doing whatever it takes to make it happen. The journey may not be quick, but Read More…

In The Mind Of A Sexual Victim

When someone has been a sexual victim, it is often difficult to separate the past from the present. Though I clearly understood what happened to my past certain things in the present sometimes still triggered unpleasant memories and emotions. It was similar to what happens to war veterans. The technical Read More…