Affair Recovery: 7 Steps for Finding the Light After Darkness

Infidelity: it’s not something Mark and I ever thought would be part of our story, but it happened to us. And we healed. Now God is allowing us to bring hope and help to those who are walking a similar journey. If you’re here because you’ve discovered that your spouse...

Infidelity in Marriage: Risk Factors, Red Flags, and Recovery

My husband, Mark, and I have been married for 38 years now. In our nearly four decades together, we’ve made many beautiful memories and witnessed God do amazing things. We’ve ministered in churches across the U.S. (including the one Mark pastored for 20 years.)...

What Broken Trust Looks Like Outside of Infidelity | Episode 90

Did you know that there are more ways to break trust in a marriage than infidelity? Today, I have my hubby, Mark, joining me on the show, and we are going to be launching into a topic that we often explore in our marriage coaching: broken trust. While infidelity...

How to Rebuild Trust in a Relationship When You’ve Been Betrayed

Rebuilding trust after your spouse has betrayed you is hard — no matter the reason for the betrayal. Maybe your spouse lied to you. Maybe they left you out of an important financial decision and now you’re both suffering because of it. Maybe they’re addicted to...

When a Loved One is Addicted with Dr. Gregory Jantz | Episode 83

I wish it wasn’t true, but it is. Addictions are on the rise–from food to prescription drugs to social media–people are finding unhelpful ways to cope. Many people are struggling to say no to the things that ultimately harm themselves and their loved...

Dear Younger Me

Dear younger me, We just had another birthday. It’s probably hard for you to believe (it’s hard for me to believe too), but this was number 58! What a life we’ve had so far. I look back at you and think of how much you have left to learn and to...

Connecting with God Everyday with Wendy Pope | Episode 82

If you are anything like me, then you long to see Jesus working in the day-to-day, mundane parts of life. But let’s be honest: oftentimes we are so busy and so anxious that it’s hard to see His work around us. While He is at work, the enemy is at work to keep us blind...

Healing From Painful Memories After Infidelity | #MarriageMonday

On today’s #MarriageMonday, I’m answering an email that was sent in about the difficult journey of healing from painful memories after infidelity. Sometimes there are photos, destinations, people, or other triggers that bring up strong emotions, often...

An Open Letter to the Person Struggling with Valentine’s Day

Dear Friend, In February of 2012, Valentine’s Day was anything but enjoyable for me. Twelve days earlier, my husband had left and my world was turned upside down. Not only that, but infidelity was a part of why he left, so there was a double-whammy on my heart....

Straight Talk To The Guy Thinking About Leaving His Marriage

Our thoughts are powerful. I remember the thoughts that caused me to leave my marriage ten years ago. Those same thoughts fueled the affair I ended up having. And I’m reminded of those messages every time I spend time with a guy in crisis, because what...