To recognize real repentance and its subsequent transforming process, we need to use the Bible as a standard and the scriptural definition of godly sorrow.
Sexually betrayed spouses can find peace, hope, security, and direction when they identify where they are in the big picture of the recovery process and make steady, upward progress.
God and his Son defined and exemplified a compassionate, boundary-rich love for us, the same love a sexual addict’s spouse is compelled and empowered to have even for an unrepentant partner.
When our spouse is addicted to sexual sin, the most loving thing we can do for them and ourselves is to shut up, get out of the way, focus on our own healing, and let God work.
Only when we reach the bottom of our pain threshold and share in Jesus’ suffering can we find, enjoy, and thrive in Christ as the fathomless treasure of wisdom, knowledge, and peace.
The shattered dreams of infidelity in my Christian marriage created an opportunity for God to prove his faithfulness and for me to continue to be transformed.
Recycling our pain to help others traumatized by sexual sin enables us see our own situation with fresh eyes, grants us a new perspective on recovery, and propels us forward on your journey toward healing.
In a world addicted to the hero worship of other sinful people, we as Christians must set our sights on the only heroes worthy of our worship—God and his Son, Jesus Christ.