How do I find a non-LDS therapist who understands my values?

Hi, just found this blog via faceseast.org. About two years into my marriage, my husband began to have huge doubts. He now considers himself to be agnostic and he recently began drinking. I like your recommendation of finding a good therapist – I think it would be helpful for both of us. I wonder, though, [Read More...]

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I was successful in abstaining from masturbation.

I’d like to politely disagree with one of your statements here, “Although complete masturbatory abstinence may be the ideal we are all striving for, I would rather you be dealing with your sexuality through this release than move towards having inappropriate sexual experiences before marriage with another person.” (post) I find it interesting that other [Read More...]

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Is it common for one to feel resentful of the other spouse when empty nesting?

Is it common for one to feel resentful of the other spouse when empty-nesting?  All I see in my spouse now are all the wrongs I’ve ever felt.  I’m having a really hard time getting over it.  The “empty nest” stage of family development can be both a challenging and rewarding time of life.  So [Read More...]

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Guest Post: My ex-husband is gay.

I keep pondering how to begin my comments, but when someone on the blog wanted proof of whether most people find their “true love” in the gay world, I have to speak of Edward’s experience. When he first transgressed, he felt he would stay with that man forever. How great was his shock when within [Read More...]

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Request for sources about homosexual lifestyle.

Poster wants sources that support the following statement included in this post.  “I do want to make clear that although some homosexual couples do find long-lasting relationships, this is not the norm within the homosexual community. Unfortunately this population finds itself in a culture of accepted sexual promiscuity that promotes individualized sexual pleasure instead of [Read More...]

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I’ve been getting help through faceseast.org.

I just wanted to say how GRATEFUL I am for the link I found here to faceseast.org and would like to recommend it to your readers. It is a blog for people that are dealing with “mixed marriages”. Mixed meaning where one spouse is a believing LDS member (tbm) and the other is a (nom) [Read More...]

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Is it too extreme to consider separating because my husband started drinking?

I have been married for almost 4 years now and am due recently with my second child. About a month ago my husband told me he didn’t think he wanted to live the word of wisdom anymore. He confessed to getting drunk on two previous “guy’s trips”. I am shocked and hurt because of this. [Read More...]

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FYI: This American Life

There was a wonderful story shared May 9th on This American Life on NPR that I highly recommend listening to. It’s under the overall title “Reunited (and it feels so good)”. The chapter is called “Act one. Not your parents’ parent trap. ” An absolutely wonderful commentary by a daughter who’s parents divorce and remarry. [Read more...]

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Should we be able to expect fulfillment from our marriage?

I recently found your blog through strengtheningmarriage.com/blog where I have participated frequently. I am LDS, and my wife and I just celebrated our 18th anniversary yesterday. I find one of the greatest difficulties in my marriage is the difference in our dependency. My wife is very independent. She is a go-getter. She has many, many [Read More...]

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My experience in my family is that sexuality isn’t something that is discussed.

I’m glad I found this blog via a comment at strengtheningmarriage.com/blog. It is interesting to find places that openly discuss sexuality in a gospel perspective. My unfortunate experience, both with my parents growing up and now with my own family after being married for 18 years, is that sexuality isn’t something that is discussed. As [Read More...]

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