Sunday, December 1, 2019

Hope After Betrayal!


                          "Reclaimed"
             " A Thirty Day Personal Journey"
                       By Stephanie Broersma

About the Book:

Genre: RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Counseling & Recovery
Release Date: August 21, 2019
Stephanie Broersma lived a charmed life . . . until the day she discovered a deleted online conversation between her husband and another woman. When confronted, he confessed to a ten-year addiction to pornography and multiple affairs. Yet even as her world crumbled, Stephanie refused to allow Satan to turn her marriage into another dismal statistic.  
Reclaimed: Finding Your Identity after Marital Betrayal is Stephanie’s story—from revelation to reconciliation and all the pain and confusion in between. But it’s also a guide for those whose lives have turned upside down—a raw and honest look at the emotions, decisions, and difficulties women face in marital betrayal. It’s a collection of stories shared by real women, a journal with leading questions to help put words to feelings, and an encouraging compilation of Scripture verses to give strength to the weary. 
Stephanie’s goal in sharing her story is that you will realize that you are not alone. That you are not without hope despite the chaos and pain around you. That you will find healing from the shame, anger, and brokenness that overwhelms you. That you will gain confidence as you rebuild trust and self-worth. And that you will walk out of this fire with your head held high, giving God the glory for the amazing, reclaimed story of your life. 

Click here to get your copy.

My Thoughts:

This book is one that opens the readers' eyes to what can happen when you least expect it. One is living a life  that they consider  one that is what God commands, when their world is completed shattered by reading one online conversation between a husband and another woman. I could feel the anger, confusion and hurt that this poor woman felt. Immediately, I thought, I would be out of that house so fast and never see or talk to my husband again, BUT....that is not the process that Stephanie works herself through. She chooses a way much more Christlike. 

This book is an open and honest guide to deal with such devastating betrayals in such a way that it leads to a beautiful feeling of redemption. Let's face it. Anger is a horrible, ugly thing that causes people to say hurtful  things and then isolate themselves from the world in order to not suffer the same again. All of us have said things in anger that we don't really mean! One must be careful of the actions you choose and allow healing to take place. 

This is a guide to reclaim happiness and complete healing.  The book deals with a thirty day plan, however can be used chapter by chapter, extending that time. 

A well written, tasteful story of life changing events and using them to once again feel happiness.

This book was received from CelebrateLit. The thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own. 







About the Author:

Stephanie Broersma is a living example of how God brings beauty from ashes in the lives of His children. Married since 2002, she and her husband, Tim, have walked through the valley of marital betrayal and come out the other side stronger, more in love, and fully devoted to Christ. She now heads Reclaimed Ministry, an organization that seeks to help other broken brides recover from the pain and devastation of marital infidelity. For more information or to find help, visit reclaimedministry.com. 



More from Stephanie

FUN FACTS about the book and Stephanie:
– In keeping identities private, Stephanie had to come up with a system to replace names when sharing stories from other women. She replaced the names with cast members from her favorite TV series, The Office.
– Stephanie has walked in two Susan G. Women 3 Day breast cancer walks and has ran in races with distances from 5k-50k.
– Her goal is to run a race in every state by the age of 50. She’s welcome to invitations and races with causes.
“Reclaimed is here to walk you through your season of brokenness. To support you with authentic tools and scripture based guidance that supports you and meets you exactly where you are. My name is Stephanie and I also have come from a place of dark despair. I created these materials to guide you on the path to wholeness and living a redeemed identity.
If your husband has had an affair… if pornography or sexual addiction has hurt your marriage… if you have discovered an emotional affair… then this message is for you.
Here’s why…
The problem is most women don’t know where to go for help when they discover an affair. Many will get counseling. Some will talk to close friends and family. Many will hide and pretend everything is fine. But none of that brings about the healing we need.
  • We need to connect with a community that understands what we are going through.
  • We need to discover the healing available through Jesus Christ.
  • We need a life that doesn’t feel out of control.
What happens if you don’t find healing? If you just keep doing what you have been doing? You remain stuck in brokenness and shame and may even continue enabling the same patterns of abuse.
My heart is for you to
  • Find your true identity
  • Develop confidence
  • Learn to love again”

Blog Stops

CarpeDiem, November 19
Book Love, November 21 (Spotlight)
Artistic Nobody, November 22
A Baker’s Perspective, November 24 (Author Interview)
Texas Book-aholic, November 25
janicesbookreviews, November 26
SusanK. Beatty, Author, November 27 (Author Interview)
A Reader’s Brain, November 28
Inklings and notions, November 29
Andrea Christenson, November 30 (Author Interview)
Quiet Quilter, December 1
Simple Harvest Reads, December 2 (Author Interview)

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Stephanie is giving away a $250 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

11 comments:

  1. The author's loving forgiveness reminds me of the story of Hosea.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this valuable book!

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  3. This book sounds like a great read.

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  4. This sounds like a fantastic read.

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  5. This sounds very good. If we let Him, God can use the worst situations for our own good and that of others.

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  6. Yes, it's not easy when you are betrayed in that sense. My ex had an addition to pornography. I tried to save our marriage, but it just wasn't meant to be. This book would have been great for me. Thanks for your review!

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  7. Thank you for sharing this valuable resource!

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  8. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and the book details. This sounds like an emotional and inspirational read.

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