Episode 20: Healing from the Impact of Sexual Betrayal Through Grief

Welcome to Hope for Wives

With your co-hostesses:

Pam Blizzard from RecoveredPeace.com
Lyschel Burket from HopeRedefined.org
Bonny Burns from StrongWives.com

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Today, we are discussing how grief plays a part in our healing from the impact of sexual betrayal.

As mentioned in previous podcasts, when the main person in your life betrays you, he murders the trust you had in him. Neurologically, your brain does not know the difference between the death of a person and the death of trust. So, the same process that brings about healing from the death of a loved one is the same process that brings about healing after the death of trust. It’s painful, and messy, and often times doesn’t make sense.

We Will be Discussing:

  • We each give a short definition of grief.
  • What were your personal experience with betrayal and grief?
  • What are some ways you’ve seen your clients experience grief or things you’ve learned about grief?
  • What practical tools and hope can we leave our friends with, especially for the ones who are fearful of the pain of grief?

Resources mentioned in this show:

  • https://brenebrown.com/podcast/david-kessler-and-brene-on-grief-and-finding-meaning/

  • https://brenebrown.com/podcast/david-kessler-and-brene-on-grief-and-finding-meaning/

Scripture references:

Read the transcript


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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  1. Vicki Thomason on December 28, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    Thanks for ALL THAT INFO! I am at the spot of feeling stuck! I definitely need to figure out how to grieve! Maybe thinking over all your words of wisdom I can make a break through.

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