Dara’s son Timothy was turning three, and to celebrate, friends, grandparents and other family members gathered for his birthday party. All had a great time filled with cake, presents and pictures. Proof was captured in Dara’s numerous social media posts. It was the perfect day that every parent looks forward to.
Unfortunately, Dara had no idea that it would be her last normal day in a long while.
It was the day before she discovered her husband’s pornography use.
You may identify with Dara’s story, told in “Aftershock,” a helpful new book written Joann Condie and Geremy Keeton and published by Focus on the Family that aims to serve as a resource for women who discover their husband’s pornography use.
Sadly, it’s an all too often occurrence, and each story varies in how it plays out. Indeed, once discovered, sometimes it takes weeks or months for a husband to open up and reveal how deep the problem has become.
Statistically, around two-thirds of self-identified Christian men admit to viewing pornography, though that number is somewhat lower among committed Christian men who regularly attend church.
If you or someone in your family is struggling with pornography, there is a way out.
Click here to pick up a copy of Aftershock: Overcoming His Secret Life with Pornography: A Plan for Recovery.
And as always, for additional help, you can request a free, one-time counseling consultation with one of our on-staff licensed or pastoral counselors by calling 1-855-771-HELP or by clicking here.
Jim Daly with Paul Batura
Odds are, you or someone you know has stepchildren. According to a recent statistic, 40 percent of families in the United States are blended. That is a lot of people who are trying to build something new out of the ashes of their former lives. Divorce. Death. Blended families come together for many reasons, but...
Does this formula remind you of your parenting style? You probably recognize that from a math class somewhere in your past. It guarantees that every time you add A and B together, you get C. So, 3 + 2 always equals 5. Every time. It’s simple. It’s reliable. It’s predictable. Which is why formulas are...