Unfaithful: Rebuilding Trust After Infidelity
While in the midst of confusion and the personal anguish of infidelity in a marriage, there is something couples need to know there is hope; marriages can heal; the authors of this book are living proof. More than ten years ago, Gary Shriver confessed to his wife, Mona, about a three-year affair, as well as a one-night stand. Though the impact of that confession was devastating, it wasn't the end of their marriage. In their deepest despair, Gary and Mona wanted to know a real couple whose marriage had survived infidelity. They wanted desperately for someone someone who had been in that situation to say to them, You can get through this and learn to trust again! But they could find no couple willing to be that vulnerable.
This is why the Shrivers have opened the pages of their lives and hearts to hurting couples everywhere. In Unfaithful: Rebuilding Trust After Infidelity Gary and Mona each share, from their own perspectives, the impact of adultery on their family, the strength they found in their faith, what it takes to endure, the importance of communication and forgiveness, and so much more. With the Shrivers' help, couples can learn to move beyond crisis to a place where they can renew their hope, rebuild their trust, and ultimately, restore their marriages!
Includes Reader's Guide for personal reflection or group discussion
Finally! For thirty years, I have been looking for this book! Although it is a shortly of one couple's recover from adultery, it is the best affair-prevention book I know of.
Dave Carder, MFT, Pastor, Counseling Ministries, First Evangelical Free Church, Fullerton, CA, author of Torn Asunder: Recovering from Extramarital Affairs
The Shrivers share their thoughts, their feelings, and their choices so that others may have a roadmap to follow to recovery.
Sherman R. Glenn, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Gary and Mona Shriver - married in 1974. Gary owns and operates an audio and video production facility. He also manages the FM radio station owned by the church they attend. Mona is a registered nurse and worked in emergency medicine for many years. She has now focused on women's ministry, Bible study, and writing. In addition to helping with the business, she serves as a Bible study leader and speaks at retreats and special events. the Shrivers have ministered to couples in adultery recovery through Hope and Healing Ministries support groups since 1998. They have three children.