Nancy Houston recalls her childhood and the difficulty growing up in a non-Christian home with a violent father who suffered from PTSD. Houston reminds listeners, “God is for you, and abuse is never okay.” Houston also talks about the dangerous addiction of pornography. “Porn is often used to medicate pain,” Houston says, “But there are deeper issues that usually need healing.” She encourages those involved in marital infidelity due to porn or a sexual affair, that healing is possible if you’re willing to do the hard work.
Nancy Houston is a sex therapist, leadership coach, and licensed professional counselor. She is a director for the John Townsend Leadership Program in New York City and the Dallas Fort Worth Area and an adjunct professor and fellow at the Townsend Institute at Concordia University. Before returning to private practice, Nancy was on staff at Gateway Church as an associate pastor in the Marriage and Family Department and founded the Intimate Life Department. She is an author, speaker, and teacher. She has been married to the love of her life since 1974. They have four married sons and eight grandchildren who delight them to no end. Nancy wrote Love and Sex to be your go-to guide for all the question you or your family have ever had about Christian sexuality.