Reclaimed: Finding Your Identity after Marital Betrayal
A 30 Day personal journey towards healing and recovery from marital betrayal
Stephanie Broersma lived a charmed life . . . until the day she discovered a deleted online conversation between her husband and another woman. When confronted, he confessed to a ten-year addiction to pornography and multiple affairs. Yet even as her world crumbled, Stephanie refused to allow Satan to turn her marriage into another dismal statistic. Reclaimed: Finding Your Identity after Marital Betrayal is Stephanie’s story–from revelation to reconciliation and all the pain and confusion in between. But it’s also a guide for those whose lives have turned upside down–a raw and honest look at the emotions, decisions, and difficulties women face in marital betrayal. It’s a collection of stories shared by real women, a journal with leading questions to help put words to feelings, and an encouraging compilation of Scripture verses to give strength to the weary.
Stephanie’s goal in sharing her story is that you will realize that you are not alone. That you are not without hope despite the chaos and pain around you. That you will find healing from the shame, anger, and brokenness that overwhelms you. That you will gain confidence as you rebuild trust and self-worth. And that you will walk out of this fire with your head held high, giving God the glory for the amazing, reclaimed story of your life. Stephanie Broersma is a living example of how God brings beauty from ashes in the lives of His children.
Married since 2002, she and her husband, Tim, have walked through the valley of marital betrayal and come out the other side stronger, more in love, and fully devoted to Christ. She now heads Reclaimed Ministry, an organization that seeks to help other broken brides recover from the pain and devastation of marital infidelity.
The devotional, “Reclaimed”, is the fruit of Stephanie’s journey with God Almighty and vital material for those suffering the fallout of marital infidelity and, quite frankly, for anyone who desires to live a healthy marriage.
Stephanie has been where you are. She’s been through the shock, anger, bitterness, shame, lies, and grief, that are all too common in response to a husband’s confession of a sexual sin. She can relate to where you are, but she can also help you get to a place of hope, joy, and restoration.
This hope-filled book will meet those in the immediate aftermath of confession as well as the woman who is months or years along in the journey and yet still searching to find further healing and freedom from the pain.
With the right biblical tools to help me, along with my healing and set safe boundaries in place, my marriage is headed off in the right direction thanks to all that Reclaimed gave to me. I am forever grateful for Stephanie and her ministry that has such a vital place in this world.
The materials were like a practical guide and so comforting as I was walking through the pain of my husband’s pornography addiction and the trauma caused by his lying. I highly recommend this group to any woman walking through the pain of betrayal and/or infidelity of any kind in their marriage. You will find hope, help, and healing through Reclaimed!