I am praying he wakes up and repents over his sin. This all feels like a bad dream, a dream I did not sign up for.Gina has asked for us to pray for the restoration of her marriage. Even in the midst of this awful storm, she has not lost hope in her Lord. I know many of you reading this story have been in her shoes. You’ve endured betrayal in your own marriage, whether by infidelity or something else, and you have waited for your spouse to return to you. You may still be waiting. I know Gina would appreciate your Biblical encouragement in the comments below. And if you feel so led to connect with her via email, let me know in the comments. *Name has been changed to protect her identity.
This is not the outcome she ever desired. Let alone what she ever imagined would happened. But it did. Gina and her husband have been married over five years and have a young son together. Things got rough this past winter and they separated. In a counseling session a few weeks later, Gina learned that her husband was unfaithful to her. Even though he stayed gone and remained in the other woman’s arms for several months, Gina held on to hope that God could indeed restore their marriage. A couple of months ago, her prodigal husband returned home and said he wanted to work it out. But within a few weeks, he could no longer keep that commitment. He filed for divorce on September 28, 2011. Gina shared this with me: