(I do chuckle at some of the funny memes some people make out of it, though.)
I don't know why there are so many shows on this hurtful topic recently, and, sadly, I know many friends who have been burned by adultery. One of them, who has a wry sense of humor, placed this status update:
I wonder if she’s watching #TheLegalWife
I instantly laughed and "liked" the status; but this is no laughing matter. A few years back, she joined my young couples group (sans soon-to-be-ex-husband, of course) and she just verbally vomited all the pain she’s been feeling inside. The hurt, the betrayal, the feeling of worthlessness, it was so…raw. I could never imagine putting my wife through that sort of pain. No way.
Well, what I have here is another one of Focus On The Family’s radio broadcasts, split into two parts. Its title is Hope for Every Marriage, where Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs offer valuable advice, and hope, for couples as they candidly describe their own journey of infidelity and restoration.
I love these Focus on the Family broadcasts and I use them often on my blog. I also like that they're in audio form, so I can listen while I do something else.
If you are a real-life version of Angel Locsin’s character in The Legal Wife (or, you never know, The Legal Husband. I recently saw another Facebook status update saying that a local DJ killed himself after finding out his wife was having an affair) I hope you will find this blog entry a cathartic experience, as I will feature both parts of their broadcast here, as well as some great resources below them. I hope they all bless you and indeed, if the mega-popular Philippine TV show, The Legal Wife hits too close to home, may what you see below give you hope after the infidelity.
- Healing the Hurt in Your Marriage
- Yes, Your Marriage Can Be Saved: 12 Truths for Rescuing Your Relationship
- I Do Again: How We Found a Second Chance at Our Marriage--and You Can Too
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