Ashley was hiking with her boyfriend when he confessed his promiscuous past. Jake had to come clean about porn with his wife before — and after — they were married. M.T. is a counselor who had his own baggage to unpack. Life is messy, folks. Our Boundless Insiders recently got into a lengthy discussion about when and how to tell someone you’re dating about your past mistakes. This week we bring the conversation to you.
While he and his wife were dating, Nick Stumbo confessed his struggle with porn. Years into their marriage, he confessed again. And again. Now a pastor and father, Nick eventually realized that confession alone isn’t enough to break the stronghold of porn. He also learned that good men who love and serve Jesus aren’t immune to sexual sin. Nor are men who are in good marriages who come from healthy families. Nick and his wife, Michelle, lead Pure Desire with the goal of actively walking sexually addicted men and women toward freedom. If you’ve tried everything but still can’t get free from porn, this conversation is for you.
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A listener’s friend hates being single. Hates it. So much, in fact, that she says she’ll renounce God if she doesn’t get married. Our listener is panicking and has no idea what to say (what do you say?), but fears for her friend’s spiritual future. Licensed counselor M.T. Wilson offers some good advice for this stressful situation.