DUE TO COVID-19, THIS GROUP IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Please email Jessica McDaniel for additional resources
In this 8 week support group, you will have the opportunity to more fully understand and grieve the pain of betrayal for women whose husbands struggle with pornography and/or a variety of sexual integrity issues. Whether you are currently married, separated or divorced, our hope is to provide a safe space for you to learn and begin to apply tools for personal healing and wholeness. Here you will be encouraged by other women who are walking this same road together to take hold of biblical hope and truth. This therapeutic group is designed specifically for women whose husbands have been unfaithful in the marriage through pornography and sexual addiction, or any type of emotional or physical affair.
As wives, it can be overwhelming and difficult to even know where to begin the healing journey when your husband has been unfaithful and keeping secrets. You are likely experiencing emotions ranging from anger and rage to hopelessness and grief. However, God has given us His comfort and grace that enables us to walk through this devastation and brokenness. Whether you have just recently found out about your spouse’s hidden pornography struggle or have been picking up the pieces of infidelity for years, this group will be a healthy and safe place to process where you are in your journey and to encourage you toward the healing power of Christ. You will be able to sit alongside other women who have experienced the harmful effects of their spouse’s sexual sin and be encouraged by the reality that you are not alone.
In this group you will begin a journey toward identifying the losses, finding hope and healing, and learning how to practically apply gospel truth. You are God’s beloved daughter and you will see how He deeply cares for and grieves with you in your pain. We will talk through feelings of shame, anger, bitterness, mistrust and consider how God’s Word comforts and restores. The goal of this group is to ultimately run toward Jesus Christ, the only one who is powerful enough to bind up our wounds and to change broken hearts.
Jessica and her husband are both licensed counselors at the Austin Stone Counseling Center and have been married since 2006. They have three beautiful daughters, the youngest being identical twins. Jessica has received specialized training in infidelity recovery and is a group therapist for Affair Recovery at their intensive EMS weekends (www.affairrecovery.com). She has been working with with women and couples for the past 10 years and deeply believes that people’s lives are changed and transformed through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ and knowing him more.