Monday, August 1, 2011

Healing Your Marriage When Trust Is Broken: A Book Review

About The Book:

A few days after an ordinary Valentine’s Day, Cindy Beall’s life changed forever. She listened with disbelief to her husband, Chris, a respected pastor, confess to pornography addiction, numerous affairs, and the startling news that a woman was pregnant with his child.
With raw honesty and intimate knowledge of pain and of God’s power to resurrect something new out of the debris of betrayal, Cindy reveals how to:
  • seek guidance, counseling, and prayer support when deceptions surface
  • help the family heal from the grief and humiliation
  • rebuild trust after porn, sex, and other addictions undermine a relationship
  • protect a marriage from lies and unfaithfulness
  • rely on God to pursue forgiveness and move forward in new promises
Cindy’s compassion, grasp of God’s Word, and the Bealls’ remarkable story will help wives and husbands trust God with their broken hearts and follow His leading, hope, and redemption.
Foreword by Craig Groeschel, bestselling author and senior pastor of
About The Author:
Cindy Beall is a writer, speaker, and a mentor to women. She and her husband, Chris, speak openly about their difficult journey through Chris’ infidelity and pornography addiction that nearly destroyed their marriage and ministry. Through God’s grace they have inspired thousands of couples and have returned to full-time ministry where Chris serves as the Oklahoma City Campus Pastor at For more information, check out

My Review:

Wow, wow, wow! If you are in the midst of marriage struggles, contemplating a separation or divorce because of infidelity, pornography or other issues, you NEED to read this book. It will change the way you look at these issues forever. I know it did for me. It showed me that even though dealing with such issues is horribly difficult and hurts immensely healing, forgiveness and redemption, despite the hurt and broken trust, can happen if we give everything up to God. This book has been a huge blessing in my life and I have recommended this book to a number of friends already.

It is very sad to me that the divorce rate among Christians is just as high as non-Christian couples and I can't begin to tell you how many couples I know that have had to deal with divorce as well as the issues that Cindy Beall tackles in Healing Your Marriage When Trust Is Broken. While not all marriages can be saved, divorce does not have to be the answer because of infidelity, and pornography addiction. Trust can be rebuilt and Christ will heal hurts and hearts both. 

With an honesty and frankness that is truly encouraging, Beall takes you on her journey through the pain and distrust that occurred in her marriage and how restoration and trust was rebuilt. It can occur and Beall shows you how to do this, as well as gives wonderful ideas for protecting your marriage from the start. From the reviews I have seen and testimonies I have read on her website, God is working through Cindy and it is my hope and prayer that He will continue to touch many hurting marriages through her for a long time to come. 

I highly recommend Healing Your Marriage When Trust Is Broken by Cindy Beall and give it a HUGE thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Healing Your Marriage When Trust Is Broken by Cindy Beall at your favorite bookseller from Harvest House Publishers as of August 2011.

***I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book, courtesy of Harvest House and NetGalley, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

1 comment:

  1. Your words are too kind! Thank you so much for the encouragement and wonderful review!