Pornography destroys marriages.
- It breeds disconnection instead of intimacy.
- It deepens secrecy.
- It creates distrust.
The data is astonishing. Josh McDowell did a study which revealed that 79 percent of men in the evangelical church use pornography at least once a month. Fifty-five percent of marriages are negatively impacted by pornography.
Many women are in pain because of their husband’s pornography use. They feel isolated, ashamed, hopeless, and helpless. They’ve tried many things to fight for their marriage – like being more sexual with him; being more patient, forgiving, or gracious; or creating a more loving environment.
Rosie Makinney, our guest on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Rescuing Your Marriage from Pornography,” says most women haven’t done the one thing that actually works: getting her husband into recovery.
The reason that most married men enter recovery isn’t because they suddenly feel convicted but because their wives require it. That’s a liberating truth for women. You don’t have to wait until your marriage is on the verge of divorce to seek help. If you know or suspect that pornography is an issue in your marriage, you can take proactive steps right now to help bring your husband to repentance.
Hear my full conversation with Rosie on your local radio station, online, on iTunes, via Podcast, or on our free phone app. She shares how pornography hijacks the brain and damages the relationship between a husband and wife and explains how to set up a zero-tolerance policy for pornography.
You’re not only fighting to rid your marriage of pornography. You’re fighting for a new level of vulnerability, honesty, and authenticity that your relationship has never experienced before. Rosie will tell you how.
We also have caring Christian counselors on staff, and it would be their privilege to offer you a free consultation. Call us, leave your name and number, and they’ll get back with you just as soon as possible. The number during business hours is 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).
While you’re online, consider our full devotional series on infidelity available on the YouVersion Bible app. You’ll find almost 60 individual devotions with topics like Prevention: Protecting Your Marriage Against Infidelity; Crisis: When an Affair Is Discovered; and Recovery: Piecing Your Marriage Back Together. We also have a devotional series on YouVersion based on the book titled Aftershock, written by Focus on the Family counselors Joann Condie and Geremy Keeton.
Before I close, I’d like to remind you about the “Give Families Hope” campaign here at Focus on the Family. Generous friends are matching every donation you make to this ministry, which means your gift will go twice as far toward rescuing hurting marriages, equipping parents, and giving families hope.
I’m so thankful for these friends who are committed to helping families, and I hope you’re inspired to support us as well! Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Rosie Makinney’s book, Fight for Love: How to Take Your Marriage Back from Porn, is available through our ministry for a gift of any amount. Visit our website for more information.