Married Couples

My Spouse Has a Problem

A Checklist for Confronting Your Spouse
This list is designed to help you confront a loved one involved in sexual sin.

Confronting Your Spouse's Secret Sin
Confrontation, while painful and intimidating, is the necessary first step toward reconciling your marriage.

Discovering Pornography or Infidelity
Regardless of where you might be at this moment, if you are willing, you can begin moving forward, step by step.

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Taking Care of Self

An Individual Approach to Recovery
One of the most common questions asked is: “Can I fix this by myself?”

Common Barriers to Effective Accountability
Establishing healthy accountability relationships is one of the more difficult tasks for a Christian.

Common Barriers to Seeking Counseling
For many, seeking the services of a professional counselor is a lot like going to the dentist—but worse.

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Moving Toward Recovery

A Christian Vision of Marriage and Family
The only way out of our present cultural confusion is a return to a biblical vision of marriage and family.

An Individual Approach to Recovery
One of the most common questions asked is: “Can I fix this by myself?”

Common Barriers to Effective Accountability
Establishing healthy accountability relationships is one of the more difficult tasks for a Christian.

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Your Questions Answered

Can you recommend a Christian counselor in my area?
Focus on the Family has developed a nationwide Christian counseling referral system.

Do you endorse 12-step programs to free people from sexual addiction?
a question to Pure Intimacy

How do I know if I need counseling?
Many people avoid counseling as if it is a disease or a prison sentence.

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What Went Wrong

Intimacy and Basic Trust
Perhaps you are reading these articles today because you’re wondering, “How do I learn to trust again?”

The Seduction of Pornography and the Integrity of Christian Marriage (Part 2)
The Christian worldview must direct all consideration of sexuality to the institution of marriage.

The Seduction of Pornography and the Integrity of Christian Marriage (Part 1)
The intersection of pornography and marriage is one of the most problematic issues among many couples today.

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Sexual Issues in Marriage

Can Christians Use Birth Control
The separation of sex from procreation may be one of the most defining marks of our age--and one of the most ominous.

Coping with Sexual Anorexia and Aversion
Sexual anorexia occurs when a person – most often a woman – fails to possess a healthy, sexual desire.

Deliberate Childlessness Revisited
Deliberate childlessness represents a serious moral issue and many Christians are deeply confused about the topic.

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More Help

Focus on the Family’s Marriage Resources
Essentials for healthy, lasting relationships

The Focus Marriage Forum
A safe community in which Christian couples can share experiences, offer advice on marriage topics and offer encouragement to others.