Visit the Official Atlas Shrugged Movie Web Site!
I have not seen the entire movie yet so I am excited to do so. This trailer looks very intriguing. I am sure many fathers feel this way.
Check it out. If you have seen it, I would love to know what your review was.
If you have been to my events or read some of my blogs posts on the matter, read The Core chapter in Recession-proof Your Marriage, or listened to the audio on the subject, you will have to agree when I say, very humbly, “I was right!”.
In a marriage advice article on AOL Discover, author Deanna Glick writes an article on the importance of dating!
The Article information is from a marriage and family therapist names Terry Real. In it he touts the importance of continuing to Date your spouse for a healthy and happy marriage. (Glad to see people with various letters after their names are finally catching up)
The only distinction I would make that is different from the article is that between a Date and a “Night out”. These are two different activities, both important, but have a different value when it comes to the growth of a relationship.
Good stuff none the less.
When two complementing companies join for promotional purposes/vision it creates an amazing cenergy. More people are rewarded by their message than if they did not join forces. Both remain independent of each other while benefiting from the expertise of each other.
When two companies join forces that do NOT complement each other equally/share vision disaster awaits.
Is this not the same in marriage?
I know this is a really touchy subject and some of you would rather not have to confront it. However, it’s a fact that the virus of pornography is effecting families all around you. Wether personally in your own relationship or in someone close to you, now more than ever the prevalence of porn is touching all of us.
The more I research the statistics the more alarming it is. As a man and a father of a young boy, I am more and more concerned about the effects it is having on married couples and families.
Let me start by saying that I am grateful I have never had a issue with or an addiction to porn. Have I seen it before? Yes. Can I understand the interest and the attraction to it? Absolutely. As someone who has only sexually been with my wife, I believe there is a natural curiosity and attraction to what other women look like au natural. I believe this curiosity is one of the reasons my own state has some of the highest number of paid porn site members in the US and why Christian men in general, However, the ability to understand the destructive nature is what has kept me away from it in my life.
Because I end up dealing with clients and attendees who sometimes have this as an issue in their life I also have wanted to find out more information and try to understand it as an addiction not just a character flaw.
Let me just say here, I do not totally buy the “Sexual addiction” argument when it comes to having affairs. That I do feel is a character flaw and is a choice someone is making. I know this has been beaten to death in the media, but the recent Tiger Woods issue is a great example. For someone who had an “addiction”, he was able to stop that behavior the moment he got caught!
In my research I have learned that there are some real interesting facts and scientific proof as to why a man is tempted and often addicted to pornography. There are many sites out there that claim to be able to help. One, in particular, has a great explanation of this issue. It’s called Candeo http://candeocan.com/. I highly recommend watching their short video on how and why pornography can be so addictive in men. (http://candeocan.com/candeo-program/ Click on the “CLICK HERE” link under the VIDEO TRAINING heading) This illustration of how the brain works when it comes to Porn addiction is excellent.
If you or someone you love is struggling with this issue, pleas forward this information to them. The challenge with Pron is too destructive to ignore. It’s not a matter of if it effects you, it’s really a matter of when.