I don't know what has updated in your story thislittlelight. The last thing you posted I think you said you were still mad at your husband.
Unfortunately, I don't think its a biblical reason to divorce. I think its a really bad spot that you are in uninterestedin your husband and he (probably but I'm not sure) still wants sex with you.
I've been in the place where my wife has no interest in anything physical and probably won't for months or years. A man's biggest relational need is totally gone even if any marriage issues were only 50 % his fault. I don't remember all the details of your story,but I remember it wad similar to mine and you husband was either emotionally abusive or close to it.
Despite your husbands issues its a terrible spot to be in. I've been there. I know you have been through a ton if hurt and pain and probably have wanted out or to give up for a long time if you haven't already.
A man's battle against porn is something many men fail at in our internet age. It's still wrong,but so easy to do. When dealing with huge marriage issues, mo sex lite, anger, loneliness, etc, a lot of men fail if they haven't already.
Unfortunately,marriage Is something where someone else's sin along with our own can lead to decades of unhappiness. Doing the right and Godly thing in the face of so much pain and hurt is a struggle every day. Especially if your spouse isn't interested in changing at the time.
I wish your story the best, that your find happiness, and may blessings overflow your life. Submit to God's will in your life. I'm not sure what that is, but apart from him, we are all lost. My story is looking up after 2 years of hard work and many low lows, 2 serious bought of depression with suicidal nagging thoughts,and being hurt more than I knew I could be for a long time. I have no idea if that's Gods plan,or my sin getting in the way of his,or when the sky will clear. Until the fight the good fight and do not tire from doing what is right(2 thesalonians 2:13). You are probably already a stronger woman than you knew. I pray God blessed you and you find happiness.
Hi anx. Thanks for your words. Things are basically the same--maybe a little bit better at the moment. We'll see what the holidays entail because that's always a difficult time for me. We spend a lot of time with his family around the holidays and that's what we usually argue about, so we'll see how it goes.
I started seeing a separate counselor by myself to deal with my depression/anger/lack of being able to forgive. I've had more acceptance of the situation during the last few weeks, but I don't think that's a permanent change. It's probably just a temporary feeling and as soon as there's another incident, I'll fall apart again.
Actually, TJW's post from a few weeks ago helped a lot where he gave the analogy of how if someone cuts off your arm, it will still hurt even if they're sorry, or you forgive them, or you know how much God loves you, etc. I just hurt.
The question I posted was just more out of curiosity of what everyone else thinks about what seems to be a very common issue in Christian marriages. I've been hopping around the internet a lot trying to gain some insight into my marriage, and porn is an issue that pops up time and time again. I really was just curious since some stories involve spouses spending a lot of money on it, looking at it daily, refusing to stop and I just don't see how that's not adultery.
My husband has looked at porn since before we were married. I get it that he's more tempted now since I don't want to have sex very often. He doesn't have an addiction, but he does look at it (I'm not sure how often), and did look at it even when we were newlyweds having sex more days than not. As chosenone has said, I've always turned a blind eye, because his sin is not my sin, and I didn't want to cast stones when I have plenty of sin of my own, but perhaps that's the wrong attitude to have. I plan to talk to my counselor about that at my next appointment.
I'm not considering a divorce over this. I do think that some spouses are justified seeking a divorce when porn is an extreme issue, but that's not the case in my marriage. And I've never felt personally hurt when I've found that he's looked at it. I don't like it because he's sinning, but for me, I just don't feel betrayed by it. I feel much more betrayed by a lot of the other things he's done that don't involve anything sexual at all--like making promises and then not keeping them, or lying to me, or participating in conversation where I'm being slandered and called derogatory names. If any amount of porn was grounds for divorce, and I chose to divorce over it, I would be using it as a "get out of jail free card" and not because I couldn't forgive it. I'd really be divorcing over everything else, which I don't think is the right attitude at all. So, for me, it's not an option, but I do think some spouses could and should divorce over it when it is an extreme issue.
Thanks for checking in. I appreciate it.