My husband of 27 years is a sex addict in denial. I have confronted him and he continues to deny, minimalize, rationalize, gas light and is acting out. I have watched as this has progressed over the past 4 years and I have had enough and am preparing to leave and take care of myself. I pray that he comes to his senses and realizes the damage he has done and the pain he has caused . Protecting his secrets and acting out are more important to him than to seek any help to keep his family together. Your prayers are appreciated.
We lift up New_me and her husband before you. I pray that he comes to his senses and reaches out for help. Find a way, Holy Spirit, to shatter his pride and shame so that he longer keeps this secret double life.
We also pray for strength, wisdom, and guidance for New_me. Help her through this painful process. We would like to see this marriage restored. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayer. We receive. We pray this in Jesus' name. Amen
Please let us know if we can help in any way. Please be good to yourself, and continue to seek out the Lord through prayer, fellowship, and the Word. Thank you for sharing.
Your brother in Christ,
Stop counting the days, and start making them count
New_me, I too will be praying for God's intervention in your husband's life and for His support for you during this time. As a moderator here at BG I want to Welcome you to our forum. Reach out often and know that no question is too outrageous or stupid here. This is a safe place to vent and seek help for both you and your husband. You have already met a couple of our members and there are more who will help and respond. Denial is a very common reaction by addicts. Until he decides to seek help it is likely that his behavior will continue to degrade. But don't think that he doesn't want to stop. Most men in this addiction want to stop but don't know how, particularly because they don't want anyone to know of their addiction which they see as incredibly shameful and embarrassing. See my article in the Resources section titled Why Men Won't Seek Help. Do you have a church or pastor who you can talk to? Both for your own support and for hopefully some counseling for your husband. Does your husband have any close friends? Often when deep into their addiction men have few friends and become very isolated. He needs some one-on-one to begin with but ultimately he'll need a support group or accountability group. Keep us in the loop and up to date. Blessings and God's peace be with you, Nikanor
Amymine712: It's central
Feb 28, 2020 5:08:47 GMT -7
Will: 'Why should I stay in the grave when the stone has been rolled away?' - SavedbyGrace
Mar 3, 2020 23:17:39 GMT -7
Amymine712: This spring forward stuff is for the birds. Wish I still lived in Arizona.
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teetop: Yeh, time changes are a nuisance, even though we've been doing it for many years.
Apr 10, 2020 4:29:14 GMT -7
teetop: Well at this time we are still in lockdown mode to keep us safe.
Apr 17, 2020 8:56:54 GMT -7
Amymine712: Lock down is a trial run for communism...and I have fully decided I will never vote for anyone that would bring that into my country.
Apr 18, 2020 7:30:32 GMT -7
teetop: Well Amymine712, it has been years since I looked up some measures congress passed a very long time ago. President Kennedy just before he was assassinated in one of his very last speeches he warned the American People just about that type of power.
Apr 20, 2020 20:15:19 GMT -7
teetop: Kennedy warned the American people that there are certain circumstances where the President could declare a national disaster and put the whole country under martial law can under special circumstances become a Dictator.
Apr 21, 2020 3:51:42 GMT -7
savedbygrace: We are in a very unusual circumstance. Lockdown probably not the most accurate word. Both our state governors as well as the federal government have restricted behoviors that would have caused many more people to die.
Apr 21, 2020 6:31:04 GMT -7
teetop: Right-on savedbygrace, though we may not like it, it is true that many people ignore these simple safety measures.
Apr 21, 2020 23:16:30 GMT -7
Amymine712: Unfortunately some are taking their new found powers too far. Michigan's governor being one.
Apr 22, 2020 6:15:57 GMT -7
teetop: OK, what did Michigan's govenor do?
Apr 22, 2020 7:13:00 GMT -7
Amymine712: Banning people from doing yard work, buying seeds, cooking outside, driving with another person...
Apr 23, 2020 2:30:51 GMT -7
Amymine712: Montana one town has to wear arm bands to buy things at stores.
Apr 23, 2020 2:32:14 GMT -7
javajake: May the Lord protect us all from this strange virus. Also from the evil politicians who will use it to take control over our freedoms.
Apr 23, 2020 6:52:51 GMT -7
teetop: As most know that if we take the time to obey God, we will rightly decern the times. I would also point out that if we take note
May 14, 2020 16:20:15 GMT -7
teetop: that though the death toll seems high, I would suggest you look at the numbers a little closer. Take note as to how many are dying with complications from something else. And secondly, the death toll is nowhere near the number incurred in 1918, [/b
May 14, 2020 16:25:54 GMT -7
teetop: from the Spanish Flu. Secondly, Christ spoke about these very things, Matt. 24
May 14, 2020 16:33:19 GMT -7
Amymine712: You got it Tee!
May 15, 2020 18:25:27 GMT -7
Dominic: Yes, I am reminded that Jesus spoke of plagues in the end times. I think the COVID-19 meets that criteria.
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