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It’s a common belief that issues with porn and lust will go away in marriage. Many believe that lust and fantasy exist because they don’t have a spouse. It’s easy to believe that struggles with masturbation and pornography will go away once sex in marriage is available.
But we know that anything we consistently do (aka habits) shape us as people. If a person spends months or years regularly watching porn, then porn has become a coping mechanism for more than sexual chemicals. If a person lets themself fantasize about the different people that they find attractive, then why would that go away in marriage?
To fantasize is to live in a world you enjoy, so what happens in the times you don’t enjoy marriage and your spouse feels more like an enemy than an advocate?
And why don’t we hear people who are actually married talk about this stuff?
Nick Liberto and Marshall Shank have been married to their wives for two years. They join for a conversation about how marriage is different than what they thought it would be! Join us as we ask two newlywed guys questions about marriage!
Some Questions from the Interview:
How is marriage different than what you thought it would be?
What is good advice you got before marriage?
Did either of you have sex before getting married?
What is advice you wish someone had given you before marriage?
So far, what influence has porn and fantasy had in your marriage?
How do you talk with your spouses about these things?
As newlywed men, how do you describe marriage?