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Trade Paperback
272 pages
Nov 2004
WaterBrook Press

Every Heart Restored: A Wife's Guide to Healing in the Wake of a Husband's Sexual Sin

by Fred and Brenda Stoeker, & S. Arterburn

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Review:

Every Heart Restored is an intimate look at ultimate forgiveness. This book is for every woman who has experienced the anger and hurt of a husband’s sexual sin. The authors sensitively show how it’s possible to bring healing and hope to a marriage, through a series of choices and changes.

This book is difficult to read. There are many actual accounts of men and women who have struggled with and suffered because of sexual sin. These stories describe raw emotions and ragged lives. The authors acknowledge their feelings and then encourage women to take the next step in the healing process. Although defiling the marriage bed is a profoundly personal injury, it can also become an extraordinary opportunity to unleash the power of God in the heart and home.

After examining the emotions of betrayal, there is an insightful look at the characteristics of male sexuality. Women will gain a better understanding of a man’s view of sex, and this should provide for a more considerate comprehension. However, this section does not make excuses for men’s sexual sin. Fred Stoeker clearly says, “Our sin crushes women, and we need to take responsibility for that and stop it.”

What follows are some practical ways to rebuild the marriage relationship. The authors speak candidly and include some personal examples from their own marriage. It’s obvious that they are speaking from their hearts. This is an intensely emotional subject and it was handled with grace and truth. Any woman, who is ready to look beyond the moment of marital infidelity, can learn to see the eternal significance of her life as a Christian.

Every Heart Restored is able to help every woman who opens her heart to receive hope. -- Joyce Handzo, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

Wholeness and Healing for Women Caught in the Crossfire.

As the wife of a man who is addicted to lust, pornography, or masturbation, you are not alone. Millions of men can’t get through the day or the week without clicking on to their favorite Internet porn sites, thumbing through adult magazines, or watching sensual videos–and millions of wives suffer as a result.

Over the past decade, nearly 400,000 men have found inspiration and hope in Every Man’s Battle, the best-selling men’s guide to victory over sexual sin. Now, here at last is the book for every woman who has become a casualty in the fight for sexual purity. Every Heart Restored offers godly guidance and wisdom for a woman facing such personal betrayal.

“WHAT DOES GOD EXPECT FROM ME?”

“HOW CAN I TRUST AGAIN?”

“IS IT POSSIBLE TO OVERCOME PAIN AND UNFORGIVENESS?”

“CAN MY MARRIAGE BE REBUILT?”

“WHAT IF I JUST WANT OUT?”

Filled with stories from wives and husbands at every stage in the struggle for sexual purity, Every Heart Restored addresses the questions and real-life issues that matter to you most. Whether you are facing the startling new revelation of your husband’s sin, dealing with a long-term problem, or cleaning out an old wound, Every Heart Restored will meet you where you are and guide you to healing greater than you imagine possible.