Forgiving Adultery

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  1. for_his_glory

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    Yes, your wife has to ask God for forgiveness and as winter said maybe the guy did not know she was married. My ex use to cheat on me all the time and it had nothing to do with our marriage as it was shortly after we were married, but that of his own lust. I forgave him, but the trust was broken and never gained again as he continued in this act with other women and I eventually left him as even though he kept asking for forgiveness it never stopped.
     
  2. Mike

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    I'm so sorry for your pain. You were right to say no one can understand what you're going thru. Even if they have been the victim of unfaithfulness, every situation is personal. I can only imagine.

    I definitely believe it would only cause you further pain and hate in your heart if you had a name to attach to this. For your own sake and hers, do not feed that urge. Do whatever you can to let that go. Easy to say. Hard to do. But your strength won't help you. Press into God for that.

    I want to stress something else more positive. If you can let God heal your wound, if she can forgive herself, and if you can honestly reconcile, the life lesson you will give your children will be priceless. The depth of details you agree to share with them one day has got to be mutual, but that you persevered through terrible hardship and came through it intact will be something they will draw from for the rest of their lives. Forget about the infidelity. The fact that you were separated for whatever reason alone and pulled through will be enough.

    "Evil will not destroy this family. Evil will not win."
     
  3. wajajejllc

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    So I am very discouraged. My wife did apologize for her adultery and said she no longer has contact with the man. A man she said was 10yrs younger that she had known for 10yrs. We have been married for 18. Why? Lust of the flesh? She stated she only committed adultery one time. She stated we would never get back together. We have 8 children total with 5 minor children at home. I don't understand all this and am so discouraged. Why doesn't God heal all this? He healed in an instant in the Bible. I love her and miss my family, my children. I can't even go to my own house without her permission because of how she feels about me.
     
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    It's to fresh to deal with all the pain and agony and just have it disappear as it does take time and you will heal, as well I know. The only advice I can give you since she does not want to resolve anything is to at least set up visitations and try to be in the kids lives as much as you can. You just have to take this burden and give it over to God and allow the healing process begin. It does take time to heal as it took me a long time before I found that place of happiness again and I couldn't have found it if not for God. I will keep you in my prayers and just press into God for all understanding.
     
  5. wajajejllc

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    Covet your prayers. I hurt so much inside.
     
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    It's a hard thing you are trying to endure right now and sometimes it's the "why" that eats at us. Maybe in time your wife will come back to you, but then again maybe not, but if she does there will always be a trust issue possibly. I pray you find that peace you so desperately need to move on with your life.

    During this time of your healing process think on these six things that you need to learn from all of this you are going through as I believe it will help you draw closer to God and give you His peace.

    1. Patience as we rely and trust in God's timing
    2. Perseverance through trials that we remain in Gods will
    3. To humble ourselves before Him
    4. To spend quiet time with God so He can speak to us
    5. Build up our faith in the Lord
    6. For a testimony and witness to help others
     
  7. Traveling teacher

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    Will pray.....

    Brother there is a lot to unpack here....
    From what I understand yall separated in february of this year....
    She committed adultery to a man 2 months later she had known for 10 years......
    You have 5 kids at home and she doesnt want to get back to gether!!!!

    Forgiveness is a process...takes time and reconciliation...

    These questions need to be answered as it is difficult to give answers without!!!!!
    1. Are you both Christians and for how long??
    2. Are you involved in a local church???....how long??????
    3. Why did you separate in february????
    4. If she has repented why does she not want to get back together???
     
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