Richard and Holly
Nothing can rock a marriage as horrifically as the infidelity of an extramarital affair. We know, because we have felt the effects of infidelity in our marriage, and we have suffered the pain that has ensued. We are writing this article as a brief testimony of what is possible after an affair, in the hope that we will offer hope to other couples who are experiencing, or who have experienced the horror of adultery.
To answer the question, Yes, there is hope for your marriage after an adulterous affair. It is not easy, and it will not be without pain. But yes, there is hope. It is our Christian belief that God created marriage as a covenant between men and women. He created us to be relational beings, because he desires to have an intimate relationship with us. God created our relational needs, so that we can bond with another person, as a model for how he desires to bond with us. We believe that marriage is to be an extreme expression of love and intimacy, and is to be enriched through the passion, enjoyment, and pleasure of spending a lifetime bonded to one's mate. Given that, we believe that God can work through everyone to restore, heal, and enrich a marriage, regardless of what has happened in the past, including adultery.
God worked through our marriage, and continues to work in us today. We have survived the effects of adultery, and it is our wish to share our testimony with others, because we believe that God has shown his great love in the healing he has done in us.
If you are facing a situation involving infidelity, here are some things to consider:
With God's help, there is hope for the future of any marriage. Through His guidance, you can arrive at a point where your marriage will be stronger, closer, more passionate, more intimate, and more pleasing to the Lord than you may have ever imagined. He did it for us!
Richard and Holly
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