Hope Rising Conference 2019

Second Annual Conference for Betrayed Spouses

Take a brave step out of the turmoil and do something just for you. Join us for the one-day Hope Rising conference in Austin, TX. We've planned an event only for betrayed spouses filled with hope, practical strategies and resources. We have a seat saved for you.

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You are not alone. We remember the sleepless nights, the agony, and loneliness. We understand that life after betrayal is a jumble of emotions - anger, dejection, fear, and a tremendous sense of loss, to name a few. Fortunately, we know how to navigate the swirling chaos that surrounds a betrayed spouse because we've walked through it ourselves, and we've walked alongside thousands of others. Regardless of whether the unfaithful spouse is supportive, unsupportive, or gone, we want you to feel hope again. Whole again.

At Hope Rising, you will:

  • Receive a new sense of self-worth and honor,
  • Experience belonging in this momentous gathering,
  • Learn how pain can be transformed and overcome,
  • Redefine your identity with new freedom,
  • Be equipped with healing strategies and next steps, and
  • Receive encouragement from survivors who are thriving.

2019 Keynote Speaker: Shelley Martinkus

Shelley Martinkus' world changed forever when she found out about her husband's sexual addiction. God used Jason's betrayal as a catalyst for Shelley to look at her own life and start to heal all the broken pieces she saw staring back at her. Shelley and Jason are now 15 years into their journey and she likes to say that her relationship with God, with Jason, and with others is better because of what she has been through. She has written one book - Rescued and co-authored two books - Worthy of Her Trust and Understanding and Loving a Person with Sexual Addiction. Shelley, Jason and their three young boys call Colorado home although a part of her heart will always reside in Texas, her native homeland. You can find her at rlforwomen.com where she loves to blog and support women as they heal from sexual betrayal.

In addition to Shelley, you'll hear from members of the Affair Recovery team of experts – Rick Reynolds, LCSW, Leslie Hardie, LCSW, John Mark Haney, PhD, LPC-S, Jessica McDaniel, LPC as well as other betrayed spouses who will inspire you with their stories.

Food is not included but you'll have 1.5 hours to get lunch wherever you'd like!

Additional Information:
While in town for Hope Rising, check out ACL: the annual three day music festival in Zilker Park. Whether bringing your spouse or planning an EMS or Harboring Hope small group reunion, this popular festival has much to offer outside of the Hope Rising Conference.

All ticket sales will be donated to the Affair Recovery Scholarship Program!

At the Hope Rising conference, we want to restore those in crisis to extraordinary lives of meaning and purpose. You may not be able to see it at this very moment, but through the despair and pain, hope can rise.

Hope Rising event tickets are non-refundable upon purchase, but fully transferable to a substitute registrant up to, and including, the day(s) of the event.