Resilience isn’t merely surviving. And it’s not about denying the depth of pain and its ongoing impact. Instead, it’s about learning from and growing through adversity — about becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Licensed professional counselor Rob Jackson interviewed a woman who is recovering from addiction to pornography. We hope their discussion about the connection between porn addiction and sexualizing experiences will be helpful. (Read before and after the interview for more insights and resource suggestions.)
Do you have information and help for women who struggle with sex addiction?
I’m engaged, and my fiancé wants a prenup. But we’re both Christians – and we both believe that marriage should be permanent. (At least, I thought we did.) A prenuptial agreement feels like we’re opening the door to divorce. Am I missing something?
Ways to help teens understand or heal from sexual assault and rape.
How do I decide whether to attend a family event? I didn’t come from a healthy family of origin, and I don’t always feel safe around my relatives. But I feel pressure to be at every get-together.
What is mindfulness? Some say it’s a positive form of meditation — and so I thought it might help me manage stress. But others believe it can negatively impact mental and spiritual health. As a Christian, I want to be sure I don’t go down a wrong path.
What’s your opinion of in vitro fertilization (IVF)? My wife and I have been trying to get pregnant for years. Our doctor suggested that we consider IVF, but friends have voiced some concerns about the procedure.
Do I really have any influence over how my kids turn out? I’ve heard the idea that people are just products of genetics — that nothing parents do can guide or affect their children. But I’ve also heard the opposite — that babies are born as blank slates and are shaped entirely by their environment. …
The Bible is far from silent on the topic of the sanctity of human life, especially preborn life in the womb.