Physical temptation is an ever-present sin for many people. It’s nearly impossible to avoid sexualized depictions in movies, on television, and even in music. Purity and chastity are somewhat frowned upon. And people who even dress or act modestly are ridiculed for being prudish or uptight. When this temptation crosses over into lust, it’s a … [Read more...] about Masturbation Without Lust
You’re tired, your muscles ache, your head hurts, and you can’t sleep. Sure it could be a virus, but for men with a sex addiction, it could be sex withdrawal. Can you have withdrawals from sex? Yes, because of the neurochemical changes caused by sexual addiction, men can experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop or decrease their sexual … [Read more...] about Sex Withdrawal: What Are the Symptoms?
Human sexuality is a gift. It’s nurturing and fulfilling, a healthy and affirming way to love and be loved intimately. In this shadowy world, though, many things meant for good can be co-opted for other purposes. Sexuality is one of them. What is part of a healthy connection becomes a primary coping behavior of disconnection. But how can … [Read more...] about 15 Signs of Sex Addiction
Christians who struggle with compulsive sexual behaviors almost always feel ashamed because of it. And if you’re the spouse, partner, close friend, or family member of that person, you may feel shame, too. It’s not your fault, but it’s there. The relationship between Christians, sex addiction, and shame is strong. Breaking that … [Read more...] about Christians, Sex Addiction, and Shame
Does something feel off in your marriage? Have there been repeated suspicious events or outright discovery of unfaithfulness or pornography use? Does the pain of a lack of intimacy and emotional starvation feel overwhelming? It can be hard to think about, but there’s something that makes you wonder, “Do I have a sex addict husband?” The signs of … [Read more...] about How Do I Know if I Have a Sex Addict Husband?