Samuel discusses when and how to use an ultimatum in recovery work.
Samuel shares hope and tangible encouragement for those struggling to find hope.
A good friend of mine, and fellow betrayed husband (yes, we met at an EMS weekend), coined it best when he said, "This isn't highs and lows; it's chutes and ladders." All of us on this journey have experienced the hope generated by progress. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, the bottom falls out and in the moment all hope seems lost.
I am now 16 months out from my first...
Samuel shares a significant pointer for the unfaithful spouse trying to win back trust.
Samuel shares insight into three recoveries that have to be addressed when healing from infidelity.
Today in counseling I was stunned by a concept I’ve heard most my life. Similar to the old quilt that covers our bed, I became so familiar with it I no longer saw the depth of beauty in it.
My counselor asked me how I felt I was doing at “feeling my husband’s pain”. He has a way of asking a simple question and patiently waits for me to take as long as I need to respond. Having been a counselor for over 40 years, he sees right through me and my crap most days.
How am I doing with handling my husband’s pain? You mean the pain I created with MY infidelity?
In the silence of that moment I found myself...
Samuel shares insight into the tactic of 'rewriting history' and how to recover from it.
Samuel discusses the common question in recovery; are we too far gone to be healed?
Samuel discusses a trap many unfaithful spouses fall into in recovery.
Samuel shares a controversial but powerful approach to finding true healing.
Samuel shares insight into how to forgive the affair partner after the discovery of infidelity.
Samuel discusses how we can be traumatized by well meaning therapists and authority figures.
"Learn how to be okay
when things are not okay."
When I first heard this statement I thought it was dumb and much too simple. It was almost insulting – like trying to treat an intensive care
wound with a band aid.
However, ten long months into recovery, this statement has been a foundational thought
in getting through many hard days.
Samuel shares insight into a common mistake couples make in recovering from infidelity or addiction.
Samuel shares the proper motivation for recovery work after infidelity for both spouses.
Samuel discusses a necessary paradigm shift if couples are going to heal from infidelity.
Samuel shares his own experience in adjusting to life after disclosure and embracing new patterns in life.
Samuel speaks to the betrayed spouse on what anger is costing them in their recovery.
Not long into the process, the conversation started. One woman said,
"Did you hear about so and so?"
The floodgates of opinions opened.
"I can't believe she hasn't just left the SOB".
"What a jerk. How could he do that?" ...
Samuel discusses how defensiveness diminishes safety from the recovery process.
Samuel shares a key approach to helping the unfaithful spouse get healthy after infidelity.
Samuel discusses a major paradigm shift in recovering from infidelity or addiction.
Samuel discusses one of the number one reasons couples don't make it in recovery or marriage.
Samuel answers a viewers question on why the unfaithful will often times withdraw in recovery work.
Samuel shares suggestions for the betrayed spouse in rediscovering the unfaithful's heart.
Hide and seek. This is a game my kids play for hours, even now as teenagers. There is such terror and anxiety in the moments you are waiting but the best part of the whole game is the feeling you get when you are found. I remember when my girls were little and would find great hiding spots. They were so excited they would often yell out, “I’m in here, come find me!” I often wonder why the game was so delightful for them. I’m guessing it...
Samuel shares pointers on how to help the unfaithful rediscover the betrayed's heart.
Samuel shares pivotal insight on how to navigate the transition of recovery work.
Samuel provides framework to one of the most sensitive questions a betrayed spouse can ask their unfaithful spouse.
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Alumnus. Unfaithful. Doing his best with his 2nd chance in his marriage and life.
Alumna. Betrayed. Striving to recover and thrive after betrayal. I believe gratitude is the antidote to grief. If I can help you in your healing, therein lies my own.
Alumnus. Betrayed. Trying to find his way back.
Alumna. Unfaithful. A broken and undeserving mess who is learning what real love looks like.
Alumna. Betrayed. Determined to be positive as I navigate the quagmire of recovery.
Alumna. Betrayed. A soul restored. Encouraging others to keep walking because there is a way through. Author of Keep Walking: 40 Days to Hope and Freedom After Betrayal
Alumna. Betrayed. Grateful for God's love and grace. Recognizing that with God as my priority, I will be okay no matter what.
Alumnus. Betrayed. No matter how long it takes or how hard it is, my wife is always worth it!
Alumna. Betrayed. Learning to love recklessly while I cross the monkey bars of recovery.
"You have to let go at some point in order to move forward." - C.S. Lewis
Alumna. Betrayed. Walking in obedience to God's direction and experiencing a richer life and Renewed marriage.
Alumnus. Unfaithful. Living life differently, enjoying my wife and family, and grateful for God’s love.
Alumna. Betrayed. Experiencing God's love after divorce. Celebrating the healing of myself and my identity.
Alumna. Betrayed. Continuing to fight for my marriage and my children.
Alumnus. Unfaithful. Living proof that seeking truth offers both incredible pain and amazing freedom.