When Your Husband Is Addicted to Porn

Stacy Reaoch | December 28, 2016


On a whim, I invited a new friend over for lunch. As we watched our toddlers run around the yard we chatted about typical mom things—discipline, toddler tantrums, sleeping rhythms, and more. I recalled she had previously asked for prayer about post-partum depression. As I helped pack up her stuff, I asked her how she was doing. 

“It’s been tough,” she said. “Did you ever struggle?” Knowing she was looking for support, I recalled my rocky adjustment to our first baby and the lingering blues that followed. After a minute she confessed, “Really, it’s our marriage.” 

I asked one probing question and my friend burst into tears. “It’s porn.” With that revelation, her pain and emotions overflowed. My heart ached for her. Sadly, this is a conversation I’ve had on more than one occasion.

As a pastor’s wife, I’m well aware of the ravaging effects of pornography in marriage. While I’m grateful this isn’t my own experience, I’ve sat with multiple women as they share the devastating effects of porn. Although each situation is different, there are many similarities between the stories.

While I know both men and women struggle with pornography, I want to offer a few words of encouragement for my…


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