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Infidelity

Healing from infidelity is difficult, but not impossible. Trust is broken, but can be restored.

Infidelity is common in every community, in every social circle and in every church. It is estimated that nearly 30 to 60 percent of marriages experience the pain of infidelity. No one is above the temptations of infidelity, and no one is incapable of surviving.

The effects of infidelity are destructive, yet infidelity does not have to be the end of a marriage. Professionals at HeartLife are prepared to help couples who want to move past infidelity and heal their relationship.

Many individuals believe ending their marriage is the only option after an affair. We believe this is rarely the right decision, although Scripture gives the betrayed spouse permission to divorce. In Matthew 19:9, Jesus says that divorce is permitted when there is sexual immorality. It is understandable that an individual who has experienced infidelity feels anger, betrayal and rejection. These are normal reactions to the loss of trust.

While the journey through healing will be difficult and will take time, the professionals at HeartLife serve a God of reconciliation. We believe trust and forgiveness can be restored with much effort from each spouse. While God reconciles each of us to Himself, he desires to reconcile us to one another. There is no quick fix to the solution, and both partners must make great effort to mend what has been broken.
“For all have sinned, all fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

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Intimacy / Sexual Issues

From the beginning, God created man and woman to be one flesh.

We were designed by our Creator to be engaged in intimate relationships.

Like everything else since the fall, our attitudes, beliefs and actions regarding sexual intimacy have been distorted. There is nothing more sacred and extraordinary than sexual intimacy within the context of God’s design. However, sexual intimacy is one of the primary areas of conflict in marriage.

HeartLife recognizes a need to address this wonderfully complex issue and has counselors who have been trained to help couples have more fulfilling sexual intimacy with their spouses, as well as address and treat sexual dysfunction or past abuse. We also deal with singles who might be struggling with their sexuality.

Defining sex therapy from a Christian perspective is important.

Scripture is not silent regarding the importance, blessing, design and purpose of healthy sexual intimacy in marriage.

We consider sexual intimacy to be a sacred, incredible, and fascinating gift God has given husband and wife. Sex therapy guides individuals to realize the spiritual, emotional and physical familiarity God intended.

We realize how difficult and uncomfortable it can be to address these sensitive issues in therapy. But, we also know couples cannot change that which they do not confront. Our specialists are committed to treat these sensitive issues with the utmost respect and care.

Counselors at HeartLife have been trained in the following areas to address sexual intimacy problems:

  • Low sexual desire or conflict over desire levels
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Painful sex
  • Inability to orgasm
  • Premature orgasms
  • Unconsummated marriages
  • Sexual addiction/compulsivity
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual Purity with Singles
  • Sexual Identity Concerns

Contact our office manager or any of our counselors for more information.

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