Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Wives of Porn Addicts: Healing Your Wounded Heart

Several years ago, I met writer Vicki Tiede and we soon became BFFs. As best friends do, we shared our stories, and one of Vicki's stories was that pornography had destroyed her first marriage. At the time we met, she knew God was calling her to write that story, but she wasn't quite sure what the story would look like. Would the story be best told in novel format? Would fiction allow her to share the story and perhaps touch readers through that avenue? Or would nonfiction be a better route?

Vicki struggled. This isn't an easy story to tell. But God called her to it, and she was obedient. Vicki knows, more than most, that God can and will use the pain she and her family endured to help others who are struggling with the same thing. She formed a focus group of 25 women who've dealt with pornography in their own marriages, and over a period of two years, she interviewed, researched, and wrote not only her story, but their stories as well. This year, the fruit of her labor was finally published: When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography: Healing Your Wounded Heart hit bookshelves in October.

Last week, Vicki was on the radio, taking calls from listeners. I tuned in, and soon found myself crying over each one. Women are hurting, and this problem - pornography in marriage - is more common than any of us realize or want to admit. Women need to know they're not alone in this struggle, and they need to know there are people who care, other women who have walked this road before. The next day, Vicki was on Faith Radio, talking to Susie Larson, and taking more calls. Today (Tuesday), Vicki is on the Christian Television Network, with Herman and Sharron Bailey in Clearwater/Tampa, FL.

This story - this book - is resonating with wives who've not had anyone to share their stories with before now. Today, I'll share one of Vicki's videos that provides a snippet of her story. In the next couple of weeks, we'll share another video, and more of her story. She'll also be sharing with us WHY this issue must be talked about - we've all been a little surprised at some of the reaction from well-meaning Christians who think this isn't a topic for Christians to even discuss. So Vicki is going to address that in a future blog post.



Vicki is on blog tour all month long. I've included some of the links below, but also keep an eye on my Facebook page where we'll link other blogs as they post.





Win a Copy of the Book!

Leave a relevant comment or a question for Vicki in the comments for a chance to win a copy of When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography: Healing Your Wounded Heart. We'll announce the winner on Friday.

Links to Buy When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography: Healing Your Wounded Heart:


NGP (Paperback version guaranteed in stock)
CBD   


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