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Spiritual Safety and Sexual Intimacy: You Can Have Both!

Spiritual Safety and Sexual Intimacy: You Can Have Both!

Update: 2021-03-02
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In this episode, Mark and Steve address a questions submitted by a listener—

"Can you discuss the dynamic of being the spouse of an addict who is not a believer? In my marriage there has been sexual addiction and he is 2 1/2 years into recovery/sobriety but we are now dealing with the dynamic of a sexless marriage. How can we make the transition to a healthy sexual connection void of a spiritual connection?"

First, we need to be clear about what "healthy sex" is and is not. (for a deeper dive on this, see PBSE episode #23: Healthy vs. Toxic Sex)

-  Healthy sex begins with a strong emotional/spiritual connection. It's all about "what you bring with you."

-  Seeking to understand and then to be understood.

-  Focus/appreciation on your partner as a "whole" as opposed to selective "parts."

-  Physical intimacy is a gauged physical expression of a point on the Connection Spectrum.

Second, we also need to be clear about "Spirituality" vs. "Religiosity."

-  Religion is an institution/organization of spiritual concepts, doctrines, structure, ordinances, core tenets, etc. Spirituality is the "relationship accompaniment" to religion. Religion gives me a definition of God; Spirituality is coming to know and communing with God.

-  Healthy Sexual Intimacy is a coming together of physical bodies AND spiritual bodies. A key to a truly connection relationship is finding the "commonalities" and "intersection" of our individual spiritual beliefs/worlds. A true coming together.


Find out more about Steve Moore at:  Ascension Counseling

Learn more about Mark Kastleman at:  Reclaim Counseling Services

Here's a great article on the "Brain Science" behind porn and sex addiction—https://www.reclaimcounselingservices.com/brain-science-porn-sex-addiction

Here's an article about healing Betrayal Trauma—https://www.reclaimcounselingservices.com/healing-betrayal-trauma-video

Want to learn more about HOW to break free from porn?—https://www.reclaimcounselingservices.com/overcome-porn-sex-addiction

Wondering if your marriage can survive porn and sex addiction? This article will give you some hope—https://www.reclaimcounselingservices.com/can-marriage-survive-porn

It's here! Mark & Steve's online recovery, healing and support program—Dare to Connect!

3 times every week, you get Mark and Steve for 30-minute LIVE support & mentoring sessions (a total of 1 1/2 hours!). Monday for Addicts; Wednesday for Spouses; and Friday for Couples.

Conquer Addiction, Heal Betrayal Trauma and Repair Your Relationship!

Visit:   www.DareToConnectNow.com 

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Spiritual Safety and Sexual Intimacy: You Can Have Both!

Spiritual Safety and Sexual Intimacy: You Can Have Both!

Steve Moore & Mark Kastleman