When Your Spouse Is a Survivor of Sexual Abuse

When Your Spouse Is a Survivor of Sexual Abuse

It can come as a complete shock to learn that your spouse is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Your first reaction will probably be to wonder why she didn’t tell you about it a long time ago. But what you need to understand is how personal, private, and petrifying this secret is to a survivor. There is never a good time to say something like, “Hey, I’ve been meaning to tell you that I was raped when I was nine” or “It’s about time I told you that my father molested me for about seven years of my childhood.” That’s just something it’s never easy to say.

Marriage In The Midst Of Miscarriage

Marriage In The Midst Of Miscarriage

It happened to us, and it may have happened to you. I know that it hurts, but please hear this: you do not have to hurt alone. Your marriage will make it through the pain of this miscarriage. Your spouse is with you. It is imperative that you recognize the weight and necessity of choosing to have naked conversations through this messy circumstance.

4 Things That Marriage Cannot Fix

4 Things That Marriage Cannot Fix

Literally speaking, I live with a handyman. So things do get fixed more than they used to. And living with my best friend has been of the most meaningful gifts I’’ve known. But there are just some things he can’’t, and our marriage can’’t, fix.