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The Heart to Forgive

The Heart to Forgive

Author: Mimi Gabriel

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595442867

Category: Self-Help

Page: 169

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The heart that forgives embraces all things and overflows with unconditional love. Childhood sweethearts Mia and Jean-Paul have been married for twenty-seven years when Jean-Paul admits to Mia that he has been having an affair with another woman. While Mia resolves to do whatever it takes to save her marriage, Jean-Paul decides to end his affair. But the unexpected and lasting effects of his betrayal threaten to permanently corrupt their once-solid union. In "The Heart to Forgive," a self-help book written as a fictionalized memoir, author Mimi Gabriel describes her real-life experience with infidelity. Her hope is to help others cope and recover from similar situations. With the perspective of Mimi's husband, Les Gabriel, you will come to understand why a partner might stray and, most importantly, how a couple can restore their relationship through honesty and forgiveness. "The Heart to Forgive" is captivating, raw, and inspiring. The realities of infidelity are painful and confusing. What if you could step into the hearts and minds of each person involved? "The Heart to Forgive" allows us to witness a personal journey of healing, forgiveness and love in he face of every couple's nightmare. A "must read" for anyone struggling to reclaim happiness after infidelity. This story is a shining example of what's possible. -Mary Allen, CPCC, MCC, Author of "The Power of Inner Choice"

Transcending Post-Infidelity Stress Disorder

Transcending Post-Infidelity Stress Disorder

Author: Dennis C. Ortman

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 9780307807809

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 664

Have you been traumatized by infidelity? The phrase "broken heart" belies the real trauma behind the all-too-common occurrence of infidelity. Psychologist Dennis Ortman likens the psychological aftermath of sexual betrayal to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in its origin and symptoms, including anxiety, irritability, rage, emotional numbing, and flashbacks. Using PTSD treatment as a model, Dr. Ortman will show you, step by step, how to: • work through conflicting emotions • Understand yourself and your partner • Make important life decisions Dr. Ortman sees recovery as a spiritual journey and draws on the wisdom of diverse faiths, from Christianity to Buddhism. He also offers exercises to deepen recovery, such as guided meditations and journaling, and explores heart-wrenchingly familiar case studies of couples struggling with monogamy. By the end of this book, you will have completed the six stages of healing and emerged with a whole heart, a full spirit, and the freedom to love again.

Handbook of the Clinical Treatment of Infidelity

Handbook of the Clinical Treatment of Infidelity

Author: Katherine Milewski Hertlein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136440885

Category: Medical

Page: 242

View: 299

Help your clients’ relationships survive infidelity! In the Handbook of the Clinical Treatment of Infidelity, a panel of seasoned experts reflects on issues central to affairs, and on how to help couples heal and learn from them. First, editors Fred P. Piercy, Katherine M. Hertlein, and Joseph L. Wetchler provide an essential overview of infidelity theory, research, and treatment. They discuss the effect of infidelity on couples and delineate three types of infidelity—emotional, physical, and infidelity including aspects of both. They review the relatively new role of the Internet in infidelity and explore infidelity within the context of comarital relationships. Finally, they discuss the overarching theories and common models used in infidelity treatment. Also in the Handbook of the Clinical Treatment of Infidelity: Susan M. Johnson, the co-developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), discusses affairs through the lens of attachment theory, and shows how EFT provides a way to acknowledge and express pain, remorse, and regret, and to repair this attachment bond. David Moultrup takes a Bowenian approach to infidelity, focusing attention on the underlying dynamics of the emotional system Frank Pittman and Tina Pittman Wagers outline cultural myths about affairs and do their share of debunking Adrian Blow discusses how to help couples directly address their pain—and the challenges of the healing process Brian Case highlights the role of apology and forgiveness in the healing process Frank Stalfa and Catherine Hastings focus on the treatment of “accusatory suffering”—a spouse’s obsessive holding onto and retaliating for an affair long after it has ended, and despite the offending partner’s repeated apologies and attempts at restitution Don-David Lusterman discusses individuals who have suppressed or denied traumatic stress reactions to their partner’s affair, and how to help them Scott Johnson discusses myths about affairs, from who is cheating on whom, to whether men really have more affairs than women, to the blame-filled language of “affairs,” “betrayal,” and “infidelity,” asking us to think more systematically about affairs and to see the dynamics of extra dyadic relationships as more complex and nuanced than they are typically portrayed in the literature Joan Atwood provides an overview of Internet infidelity—the factors influencing one’s involvement in this type of infidelity, and some considerations for therapists Tim Nelson, Fred Piercy, and Doug Sprenkle report on the results of a multi-phase Delphi study that explored what infidelity experts say are the critical issues, interventions, and gender differences in the treatment of Internet infidelity Monica Whitty and Adrian Carr draw upon Klein’s object relations theory and discuss how this might influence the way people rationalize their Internet infidelity Emily Brown outlines the concept of the Split Self Affair—discussing its origins, characteristics, and implications for individuals and couples, and providing detailed information on how to work with these couples in therapy Michael Bettinger presents extra dyadic relationship as a fact, rather than a problem, within many gay male relationships—a discussion that shows how gay male polyamory can work as an alternative to the heterosexual model of emotional and sexual exclusivity in romantic dyadic relationships Katherine Hertlein and Gary Skaggs report on the results of a study that assessed the level of differentiation and one’s engagement in extra dyadic relationships The Handbook of the Clinical Treatment of Infidelity is essential reading for today’s (and tomorrow’s) clinicians who work with couples. Make it a p

The Unfamiliar Road

The Unfamiliar Road

Author: Chatty J. Rasul

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781644685181

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

View: 706

The Unfamiliar Road is a personal, genuine, and compelling memoir, where the author shares her struggles with self-acceptance, marriage, motherhood, infidelity, forgiveness, and faith. The book describes how to deal with self-doubts, loneliness, past traumas, and experiences of failures in life. The journey through pain and sorrow can be filled with feelings of isolation and hopelessness. However, God uses adversaries for our own good and glory. This book honors the strengthening of faith amidst the struggles and difficulties in life. There is a purpose for all of the pain and suffering we are going through. If we surrender all our struggles to God, He will make way for us. He will give us strength and resilience to complete our journey towards joy and victory.

Hills and Valleys a Journey Through Healing After an Affair

Hills and Valleys a Journey Through Healing After an Affair

Author: Anna Huerta

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781664221765

Category: Religion

Page: 266

View: 255

After experiencing the betrayal of an extramarital emotional or physical affair, or the agony of a husband battling pornography, the journey to healing can be overwhelming and daunting. Some days may feel light and easy, while others may seem shrouded in a deep mist of confusion, sorrow, and anger. Hills and Valleys: A Journey through Healing after an Affair, a Bible study created by author Anna Huerta, is designed to teach you to walk the long, dusty road to healing with Jesus by your side and peace in your heart. It is a carefully constructed road map, inspired by the Psalmist, which takes the lonely and broken-hearted by the hand and walks you, one step at a time, through the scriptures to freedom and healing. It doesn’t matter if you have only just learned of your husband’s indiscretion or if you have been battling bitterness for years, Hills and Valleys: A Journey through Healing after an Affair, guides you to a grace-filled redemption as you learn to cry out to Jesus and seek his power to be transformed from the inside out.

Practicing Forgiveness

Practicing Forgiveness

Author: Richard S. Balkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190937225

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 140

Our relationships enrich our lives. Strong bonds with family, friends, and colleagues make our lives full and vibrant, but they can also be a source of distress or even trauma. Few relationships are perfect, and we often find ourselves let down by even the people we count on most; learning to navigate the challenges is vital to protecting our health and wellbeing. In this book the author presents a model for forgiveness that addresses how we either repair relationships when someone has harmed us, or how we move forward when relationships are beyond repair. Repairing a relationship is not always practical. The model presented in this book can be helpful to promote self-healing and to either re-establish relationships with others or move forward when reconciliation is harmful or not possible. Practicing Forgiveness draws on the perspectives of counseling professionals from across the country to explore contextual and cultural aspects of forgiveness with stories, humor, clinical examples, research, and empirical findings, while also considering the influence of environment and religion. The forgiveness process is a universal one, and this book serves as a resource to anyone wishing to gain insight into their own personal journey.

Love, Honor & Forgive

Love, Honor & Forgive

Author: Bill Farrel

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830822275

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 968

How can you stay in love with your spouse? Practice forgiveness. It's that simple. But it's also really difficult. Saying "I'm sorry" and meaning it may be one of the biggest challenges you've ever faced. But your marriage may depend on it. Bill and Pam Farrel write from many years of experience as counselors to engaged and married couples. Over and over again, they've seen that healthy and happy couples have learned the power of forgiveness. They've been able to understand and accept God's dramatic sacrifice of forgiveness in Jesus' death on the cross. And they've been able to offer that same kind of forgiveness to each other. In Love, Honor & Forgive the Farrels speak honestly about forgiveness in marriage, offering plenty of stories for thought and suggestions for action. You'll discover what forgiveness is and isn't how to find motivation to forgive when you're hurt or angry conversational techniques to help you ask for forgiveness tips for keeping the "little things" from turning into big ones steps to rebuilding trust with your spouse how to restore passion in your relationship after it's been damaged or broken the heavy toll bitterness takes--on you and your marriage how to forgive even when your spouse doesn't want forgiveness The Farrels offer honest, practical and motivating counsel to help you restore or grow the love in your marriage. Asking and offering forgiveness is at the center. It is possible. And here's how.

Healing Your Marriage When Trust Is Broken

Healing Your Marriage When Trust Is Broken

Author: Cindy Beall

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736984720

Category: Religion

Page: 241

View: 445

Resurrect beauty from the ashes of betrayal Wife and mother Cindy Beall’s world was shattered when her beloved husband of nine years confessed his pornography addiction, numerous affairs, and the stunning news that another woman was pregnant with his child. What could have been the end of a marriage instead became a testament to God’s miraculous ability to restore broken hearts and damaged bonds. With the wisdom and healing she’s gained in the twenty years that have passed since her husband’s devastating revelation, Cindy shares her own experience as well as those of couples she’s counselled. Drawing from her intimate knowledge of human pain and God’s power, Cindy shows how you can… seek support, counseling, and prayer after deception has surfaced rebuild trust that’s been eroded by infidelity, addiction, or other transgressions help your family heal from grief and reconcile with any long-term consequences rely on God to pursue forgiveness and move forward in new promises Cindy’s remarkable story, compassion, and grasp of God’s Word will help you trust God with your heartache as you seek His hope and redemption.

Infidelity in Marriage: A Complete Self-Help Guide to Rebuild Relationship & Recover from Pain

Infidelity in Marriage: A Complete Self-Help Guide to Rebuild Relationship & Recover from Pain

Author: Paterson Keith

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781681270630

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 53

View: 999

Is your partner cheating in your marriage? There is nothing more painful than the pain that the unfaithful can bring. The betrayal, the anger, and the sickening jealousy is eating you up even in your waking hours. You need help and you need it fast. This book offers the help you need: o How to face the consequences of infidelity o How to forgive and forget after infidelity o How to rebuild trust o How to move forward after the pains

Journey Day by Day

Journey Day by Day

Author: Walk Thru the Bible

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433679049

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 167

Journey: Living Life Well is a 365-day devotional for women that offers fresh words of encouragement, helpful scripture verses, and guided prayers. Each day a new entry focuses first on God's Word, followed by a short vignette that inspires the reader to explore the spiritual nuances of her daily experiences. Then a deeper walk into Scripture is suggested before the devotional concludes with prayer. Join this journey toward living life well in true intimacy with God.

Affairs, (Special Large Print Amazon Edition)

Affairs, (Special Large Print Amazon Edition)

Author: Emily M. Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118493601

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 759

A Wonderfully Supportive Guide from an Internationally Recognized Authority on Affairs "Emily Brown has written a must-read book for anyone going through the searing pain of infidelity. First she deciphers the five types of affairs, then she gives clear step-by-step procedures to help both partners deal with it and even grow from it. It's a real achievement." —Marguerite Kelly, syndicated columnist, The Family Almanac and author, Marguerite Kelly's Family Almanac "Finally, a book on affairs that pulls no punches!. . . . It's the book I'll put at the top of my list to recommend to both professionals and to husbands, wives, and lovers. Highly recommended." —Isolina Ricci, author, Mom's House, Dad's House: The Complete Guide for Parents Who Are Separated, Divorced, or Remarried