Episode 13: Group Support and Why It Is Important
Welcome to Hope for Wives
With your co-hostesses:
Pam Blizzard from RecoveredPeace.com
Lyschel Burket from HopeRedefined.org
Bonny Burns from StrongWives.com
Welcome to another episode of Hope For Wives.
Today, we are discussing why support groups are important for women overcoming sexual betrayal. For over 50 years support groups have been empirically supported as a place of healing for trauma survivors.
Groups offer partners an opportunity to connect with other partners who really get it because they have been through very similar experiences. Groups help ease partners’ emotional stress, including feelings of isolation, loneliness, depression, helplessness and hopelessness. Groups will help strengthen you to cope with the pain and move toward healing.
We Will be Discussing:
- Our personal group experiences.
- What types of groups are there?
- What makes a healthy group?
- What are some questions to ask the leader?
- How do I know when it’s time to join a group?
- How do I know when it’s time to leave a group?
- Identify what you hope to get a group
- What hope do we want to leave with our listeners about groups?
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Resources mentioned in this show:
Door of Hope trauma informed and professionally trained Peer Facilitators: https://www.lifeisahead.com/info-partners
12 Step based support groups for family members of addicts and other problematic behaviors: Sanon.org , salifeline.com, celebraterecovery.com
Lyschel’s organization Hope Redefined provides many services to betrayed wives, including different types of support groups, https://hoperedefined.org/online-groups/
Pam’s “Clarity and Peace with Boundaries” 8 week education and support group for boundaries with your sexually addicted spouse https://recoveredpeace.com/join-the-boundaries-for-clarity-and-peace-course-and-community-experience/
The Sarah Society is a safe place for Christian women to share their stories of how a loved one’s sex addiction has affected their sense of self, their relationships/marriages, their children, and their outlook on the world. https://sarahsociety.com/newcomers-meeting/
1 Corinthians 12:14
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Thank you for sitting in with us today. Our deepest desire is that you will find encouragement, insight, and maybe even a laugh or two in the many episodes to come. We will talk with you again in two weeks.
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