Once you are aware that pornography addiction has influenced your marriage, you must take care of yourself, mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
Your entire being is going through an enormous amount of stress. Once you get over the shock, you are stuck in a situation in life that does not change overnight.
According to Nancy Henry, researcher at University of Utah, “Marriages are many times trying and it seems based on the new research, those trying times may cause more harm to women than men. Women seem to be more relationship oriented.
We know by research that women tend to base their self-concept on relationships, how they are doing, how things are going for them, and we think that’s the reason we’ve shown that negative relationship issues seem to take a greater toll on women emotionally AND physically.
The gender difference is important because heart disease is the number-one killer of women as well as men and we are still learning a lot about how relationship factors and emotional distress are related to heart disease.”
Your spiritual and emotional condition affects your physical health more than you think.
A long-term heightened state of stress creates excess cortisol in the body.
Over time, cortisol depletes the body’s resources and leads to high blood pressure, weight gain, sleep problems, digestive problems and a weakened autoimmune system, which makes the body even more susceptible to infections and allergies.
When the body is weak, the mind is weakened even more and now the mind has all new frustrations and fears concerning the body’s health.
If you reach this stage, total exhaustion, mental and physical, is imminent.
- You will tend to worry and lose sleep at night.
- You may go into a depression that causes you to lose your appetite and you may therefore deprive your body of proper nourishment.
- You are likely to lose interest in things you once enjoyed, be it exercise, a hobby, friends, etc.
- Your mind will get distracted and you may not be able to focus on work or family or other important relationships.
- Your faith will be challenged now more than ever.
Don’t let these problems get the best of you.
This is no time to neglect your spiritual activities. Continue to serve at church, pray, read your Bible, etc. You need to draw closer to God more now than ever before.
You will have to force yourself to sleep your usual hours, still get up and take care of the kids, go to work and pay attention.
You must eat properly, whether you’re hungry or not, etc.
And exercise will actually help you more than you can imagine. When you exercise, your body produces endorphins, hormones that help you feel better. Challenging physical exercise will help you work the tension out of your body and help you sleep at night.
A man’s pornography addiction affects his whole life, including his wife and family.
You must take care of yourself, so you can take care of others.
Ask God to strengthen you, because you can’t do it alone!
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you,
for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
– 2 Corinthians 12:9 –
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