Why Forgiveness?

In the first two parts of this latest forgiveness series, Donna Meredith Dixon (see interview below) demonstrates how wives of porn/sex addicts are often pressured to forgive. This forgiveness can come from the church, her husband and even herself. The reality is:...

A Time to Forgive? Part 2

by Donna Meredith Dixon Sandy thrust open the church door, impatiently swiping at telltale tears. Spying her car, she broke into a jog. As her trembling fingers missed the “unlock” button for the second time, she whispered, “Oh God, how? How can You...

A Time to Forgive?

by: Donna Meredith Dixon Everything on earth has its own time and its own season. (Ecclesiastes 3:1 Contemporary English Version) Tucking one leg beneath the other, Sandy scrunched even further into the corner of the couch. Face taut, body trembling, she barely looked...

A Time to Grieve: Part 2

Last week’s post introduced the idea of grieving as self-care and how one might make space for a “grief retreat.” Dr. Barbara Steffens, founder of the partner trauma model for wives/partners of sex addicts, talks about “remembering and...

A Time to Grieve

Later this month, Donna Meredith Dixon will be starting a series on forgiveness (sometimes seen by wives/partners of sex addicts as “the other ‘f’ word”). In Beyond Betrayal I make the point that grieving is a necessary precursor to forgiving,...

New Thoughts on Polygraphs: Part 2

Last week I gave you a look at mine and my husband’s history with polygraph examinations as part of disclosure. As I alluded, the story didn’t end there. It’s been a long journey and we’ve learned a lot about the abilities and limitations of...