Divorce and Infidelity

An illustration of a husband and wife holding hands. A dead vine is wrapped their hands, but where their hands are touching the vine is coming back to life.

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Unconditional

Jonas Beiler and Shawn Smucker

In the face of infidelity, one man made a commitment to keep loving his wife, no matter how he felt or how she responded. This meant accepting her without judgment no matter how angry he felt. 

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Overcoming the Obstacles of Infidelity (Part 2 of 2)

Bob and Audrey Meisner share the dramatic story of how their seemingly "perfect" marriage was nearly destroyed by an affair. They offer hope for marriages damaged by infidelity as they describe how God's grace led them along the hard road to reconciliation and restored their marriage. (Part 2 of 2) 

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Overcoming the Obstacles of Infidelity (Part 1 of 2)

Bob and Audrey Meisner share the dramatic story of how their seemingly "perfect" marriage was nearly destroyed by an affair. They offer hope for marriages damaged by infidelity as they describe how God's grace led them along the hard road to reconciliation and restored their marriage. (Part 1 of 2) 

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You Can Stop Adultery Before It Starts

Audrey Meisner

"Almost before I knew what I was doing, I committed the sin of adultery. My first slight step seemed completely harmless. The next was more deliberate, an exercise in self-indulgence."

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Holding on to Hope During Separation (Part 2 of 2)

Best-selling author Gary Chapman offers advice and hope from his book One More Try: What to Do When Your Marriage is Falling Apart. (Part 2 of 2)

 

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Holding on to Hope During Separation (Part 1 of 2)

Best-selling author Gary Chapman offers advice and hope from his book One More Try: What to Do When Your Marriage is Falling Apart. (Part 1 of 2)

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Can a Marriage Survive After an Affair?

Erin Smalley

The number of marriages that will survive an affair — and go on to build an even stronger relationship afterward — is growing significantly. Although it's not always possible, there is always hope.

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Hope for Every Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs describe their marriage journey of infidelity, divorce and restoration, and encourage other couples not to give up on redeeming their relationship. (Part 2 of 2)

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Hope for Every Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs describe their marriage journey of infidelity, divorce and restoration, and encourage other couples not to give up on redeeming their relationship. (Part 1 of 2)

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Accountability Means Building Faithful Friendships

Jonathan Daugherty

Accountability is faithful friendship, doing life side by side with a comrade, a friend or a co-worker. But we must be intentional about engaging others on this quest for a life of purity.

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Avoiding Dangerous Attractions

Dave Carder

After counseling people who have been hurt by infidelity, Dave Carder has learned that being aware and being prepared are more important than ever. There are too many opportunities for infidelity.

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Portrait of Al and Lisa Robertson

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Al and Lisa Robertson: Rebuilding After an Affair

Pam Woody

Al and Lisa Robertson talked with Focus on the Family about their journey from devastation to forgiveness, and how they're now committed to helping other couples rebuild their relationship after an affair.

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Giving Your Marriage a Second Chance (Part 2 of 2)

Speaker and author Juana Mikels shares the dramatic story of how she abandoned her marriage after three years, found faith in Jesus Christ and reconciled with her husband, with the two of them recently celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary. (Part 2 of 2)

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Giving Your Marriage a Second Chance (Part 1 of 2)

Speaker and author Juana Mikels shares the dramatic story of how she abandoned her marriage after three years, found faith in Jesus Christ and reconciled with her husband, with the two of them recently celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary. (Part 1 of 2)

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The Dilemma of Divorce

At the Fall, the battle of the sexes began, and one of the most tragic consequences of that battle is the propensity to divorce.

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The Ashley Madison Fallout — What Now?

Erin Smalley

Fallout from the data breech at Ashley Madison has been devastating, and as a result, many people have had their hearts broken. What now?

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Al and Lisa Robertson

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Leaving Old Relationships to Embark on a New One

Leaving and cleaving means to leave old relationships to embark on a new one — honoring the husband-wife relationship over all others. “Duck Dynasty” stars Al and Lisa Robertson share their advice.

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Marital Infidelity: Recovery for Both Wounded Spouses

Infidelity is a pain that's far too common to far too many. If you're dealing with a cheating spouse or admitting that you are a cheating spouse, there's still hope for restoration in your marriage.

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Finding Restoration When Love is Gone (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. David Clarke offers practical advice and hope to the person whose spouse has communicated, "I don't love you anymore." (Part 2 of 2) 

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Finding Restoration When Love is Gone (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. David Clarke offers practical advice and hope to the person whose spouse has communicated, "I don't love you anymore." (Part 1 of 2)

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Hope for the Separated

While reconciliation is God's desire for struggling couples, there are all sorts of situations that can bring a marriage to the crisis point. Dr. Gary Chapman offers hope and help for the separated.

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Children of Divorce

Divorce is tough on adults.  But that’s not all.  If you’re recently divorced, there are a couple things you can do to help minimize the impact on your children.

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