Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Healing Choice - BOOK GIVE AWAY!

Summary: In the aftermath of discovering a husband’s battle with pornography or other forms of sexual infidelity, countless wives are left feeling humiliated, betrayed, angry, and desperate. Worse still is the sense of isolation created by the fear of revealing the truth even to trusted friends.

Authors Brenda Stoeker and Susan Allen understand all too well the pain inflicted by a spouse’s sexual duplicity, and in this empowering book and companion workbook they lead women out of the closet of shame and into the light of God’s healing. With biblical wisdom and compassion born of experience, they lovingly guide women in moving toward genuine spiritual and emotional restoration, even if their husbands never change.

Drawing on their own stories and those of other women, the authors provide step-by-step counsel in grabbing hold of intimacy with God and the community of women to find the needed support to move beyond devastation and into a restored wholeness. Through these powerful, practical resources, women will be equipped to find healing and to make wise choices for themselves, their children, and their marriage.

MY REVIEW:

Marital infidelity is a painful subject. It is a topic that seems to generate many more questions than answers, and sometimes it seems as if there are no good answers regardless of how sincerely they are sought. Brenda Stoeker and Susan Allen have created a book and guidebook combination called The Healing Choice that takes a close look this topic and offer common sense, biblical answers to many situations women face today.

Sexual sins range from occasionally viewing pornography to having a series of physical affairs. No matter which of these sins we are forced to confront in our marriage, it brings with it great pain, much confusion and a very real assault on our faith. The Healing Choice breaks these issues down into manageable concepts and offers suggestions for both the husband and wife to begin working toward healing. With God, reconciliation is a very real and hopeful possibility. Working within the guidelines of scripture, it is possible to move past this dark trial back into the sunlight of a close, intimate relationship with your spouse and with God.

Both the book and its accompanying guidebook are very clearly written, personable books that offer a wealth of information for the person struggling in the valley of sexual sin. I highly recommend this to those who are facing this issue. You are not alone. There is a deep well of strength to be found in God’s word and among other believers.

I HAVE TWO COPIES OF THIS BOOK TO GIVE AWAY! PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AND AN EMAIL CONTACT TO BE ENTERED IN THIS DRAWING!

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Brenda Stoeker is a registered nurse, mother of four, and seasoned marriage teacher with life experience in rebuilding a broken marriage. She and her husband, Fred, are coauthors of Every Marriage Restored, which lays a foundation for the deeper personal needs addressed in The Healing Choice. Brenda and Fred live in Johnston, Iowa.

Susan Allen is a counselor and, with husband Clay, the cofounder of Avenue, a ministry centered on healing and restoration from sexual brokenness. The author of Avenue’s acclaimed curriculum for women’s small groups, she specializes in helping women create and maintain effective healing groups, both in churches and communities across the country. She and Clay live in Danville, CA.






2 comments:

Tara said...

I would love to read this book!

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