“Two months after our 10-year Anniversary, my husband decided to confess some sins of the past. He confessed to being unfaithful with an old girlfriend shortly after our second year of marriage. He also confessed to going to a on a business trip less than 2 years ago.
The pain I felt was unbearable. I went through several emotions from pain, anger, resentment, self-pity, worry, suspicion, isolation and even illness. I was dwelling on the “why did he do it?” “What if I had prayed more?” and “how can I ever trust him again?”
I was so miserable that I would cry periodically all day. I finally sought counseling. I went to one session alone and the second with my husband. We both agreed that my depression and withdrawal was increasing rather than decreasing. My husband wanted more than anything to be a better husband and father. I just didn’t know how to climb out of that pit of self-pity….
I have been a Christian all my life and never realized the true power of prayer. I have been truly freed from the torment that was upon me. …The difference is that I am stronger because I have laid my burden at the foot of the cross, have taken up my armor, and wear it daily. I am no longer a slave to Satan’s evil spirits that were upon me, but a warrior of the Lord.
When Satan starts knocking at my door, I simply say, those sins have been forgiven, all judgment has been let go and this door is no longer open to you. Thank you for showing me the path of restoration. Our marriage is growing stronger still and our children are secure in the love that God has given us. God Bless you in your work!“