Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I apologize GREATLY for those who have emailed me and not gotten a response. I would have been so frustrated and I am truly bummed I was not a better help to you out there. I hope that you will still feel free to contact me via email. I will be better, promise. I hope that you are finding hope and healing through 12 step groups, online forums, religious leaders, and any other resources you can get your hands on. Pornography addiction is REAL. So so so so so so stinkin' real. I hate it. It is hurting so many and ruining so many lives it's just ridiculous. I hurt for all of those who have been personally affected. I know, from first hand experience that recovery and healing are possible. When your spouse is ready to heal, support him. You cannot force him to want to change, unfortunately. You can however in the meantime heal yourself. Even though you are not addicted to pornography you have been sucked in and deeply wounded. You need healing. You need healing even if your husband was 'cured' tomorrow. And it is possible. Fight to be happy again. Fight to have a good marriage again. It is so worth it and so possible. You can do this!
Friday, August 17, 2012
Order any Avon products you want, get it delivered to your doorstep, and donate 30% of your total to Shamed the Movie. Shop at www.youravon.com/amybangsmith and use the checkout code SHAMED. This is a cause worth fighting for!! Support at great cause and get some awesome products all in one stop... I think yes!
Monday, July 23, 2012
Another teaser for Shamed the Movie. Click here to watch. My husband are in this one again. If you know me and need help please contact me. I will keep all information confidential. And if you don't know me and still need help, please feel free to still contact me. I want to help any of those on this hard hard journey!
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Since I haven't had many insights of my own lately so I continue to post about others who do. Here is one I really like. I hope it helps you on your journey. http://familyprestige.blogspot.com/2012/05/what-i-wish-i-would-have-known.html
Monday, May 7, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
So last week we were called and asked to put our faces on camera. We went to where the Shamed movie is being filmed and shared our story, all while the cameras were rolling. Strangely it wasn't uncomfortable or weird... I mean yes the cameras and mic in my face was weird but sharing our story wasn't. I don't know whether we will appear in the film or not but the fact that we were willing to share our story made me strangely happy. If only I had had that resource last year when this horror came to light. What a strength and encouragement it could have been to me. I do not know when or how the film is being released but I am so thankful that someday soon it will be. That women and men will have yet another resource in their arsenal. I just wanted to share that. I am very grateful to the producers of this film and hope that it will truly help many in facing this battle. And don't you all worry. If we do appear on the film we will most certainly make ourselves known here so you aren't wondering whether every person on it is me or not. Keep fighting your battles. Life is good and if it doesn't feel good right now, I promise it will soon as you keep enduring.