Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
189 • Encouraging the Spouse of an Addict
Catherine Etherington is an empathetic and articulate mother-of-two from England who has helped hundreds of women come to terms with the news that they have been sleeping with a sex addict. Here's a taste of her wisdom:
Nate: Some Christian women are told that their responsibility towards a repentant spouse (or even an unrepentant one) is to forgive and forget. Is that true? Is it even possible? Are there healthier alternatives that produce healing?
Cat: That is such an important issue and one that we in the church don’t really talk about enough. This whole forgiveness thing puts women under a lot of pressure in the midst of their trauma and confusion and in my opinion it creates a lot of unnecessary guilt on their part.
Music Used on this Episode:
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Resources Recommended on this Episode:
Find out more about being coached by Cat here.
A great organization to contact: APSATS, the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists
Your Sexually-Addicted Spouse by Barbara Steffens and Marsha Means
Cat's blog on Huffington Post.
The Naked Truth Project (UK only)
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