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Every Heart Restored: A Wife's Guide to Healing in the Wake of a Husband's Sexual Sin (The Every Man Series) [Kindle Edition]

Stephen Arterburn , Fred Stoeker , Brenda Stoeker , Mike Yorkey
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Wholeness and Healing for Women Caught in the Crossfire.

As the wife of a man who is addicted to lust, pornography, or masturbation, you are not alone. Millions of men can’t get through the day or the week without clicking on to their favorite Internet porn sites, thumbing through adult magazines, or watching sensual videos–and millions of wives suffer as a result.

Over the past decade, nearly 400,000 men have found inspiration and hope in Every Man’s Battle, the best-selling men’s guide to victory over sexual sin. Now, here at last is the book for every woman who has become a casualty in the fight for sexual purity. Every Heart Restored offers godly guidance and wisdom for a woman facing such personal betrayal.

“WHAT DOES GOD EXPECT FROM ME?”

“HOW CAN I TRUST AGAIN?”

“IS IT POSSIBLE TO OVERCOME PAIN AND UNFORGIVENESS?”

“CAN MY MARRIAGE BE REBUILT?”

“WHAT IF I JUST WANT OUT?”

Filled with stories from wives and husbands at every stage in the struggle for sexual purity, Every Heart Restored addresses the questions and real-life issues that matter to you most. Whether you are facing the startling new revelation of your husband’s sin, dealing with a long-term problem, or cleaning out an old wound, Every Heart Restored will meet you where you are and guide you to healing greater than you imagine possible.

Also available: Every Heart Restored Workbook


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Wholeness and Healing for Women Caught in the Crossfire.

As the wife of a man who is addicted to lust, pornography, or masturbation, you are not alone. Millions of men can't get through the day or the week without clicking on to their favorite Internet porn sites, thumbing through adult magazines, or watching sensual videos–and millions of wives suffer as a result.

Over the past decade, nearly 400,000 men have found inspiration and hope in Every Man's Battle, the best-selling men's guide to victory over sexual sin. Now, here at last is the book for every woman who has become a casualty in the fight for sexual purity. Every Heart Restored offers godly guidance and wisdom for a woman facing such personal betrayal.

"WHAT DOES GOD EXPECT FROM ME?"

"HOW CAN I TRUST AGAIN?"

"IS IT POSSIBLE TO OVERCOME PAIN AND UNFORGIVENESS?"

"CAN MY MARRIAGE BE REBUILT?"

"WHAT IF I JUST WANT OUT?"

Filled with stories from wives and husbands at every stage in the struggle for sexual purity, Every Heart Restored addresses the questions and real-life issues that matter to you most. Whether you are facing the startling new revelation of your husband's sin, dealing with a long-term problem, or cleaning out an old wound, Every Heart Restored will meet you where you are and guide you to healing greater than you imagine possible.

Also available: Every Heart Restored Workbook

About the Author

Brenda Stoeker is a registered nurse, mother of four, and seasoned marriage teacher with life experience in rebuilding a broken marriage. Fred Stoeker is founder and chairman of Living True Ministries, coauthor of the Every Man series, and a conference speaker who has counseled hundreds of men and married couples. Stephen Arterburn is founder and chairman of New Life Clinics, host of the daily New Life Live! national radio program, creator of the Women of Faith Conferences, and the author of more than sixty books. Mike Yorkey is the author, coauthor, or general editor of several books for men, including Daddy’s Home and The Christian Dad Answer Book.

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  • File Size: 1536 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press (February 4, 2009)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001RLTFKM
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72 of 75 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Skip it... September 29, 2010
Format:Paperback
(Caveat: I'm one of the men whose sexual sin contributed to my wife's broken heart.)

I picked this book up with great expectation. I had read Every Man's Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time (The Every Man Series) several years ago in my attempt to conquer pornography. I enjoyed it, but cannot say it helped much. Looking back, the Every Man series didn't offer anything beyond the cycle. If you have any experience with this issue then you probably know about the cycle. It goes something like this:

1) the wife gives it all she's got, but eventually quits
2) the husband gives it all he's got, but eventually quits
3) Wash, rinse, repeat

I felt like Every Man's Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time (The Every Man Series) called me to give it all I had. Every Heart Restored: A Wife's Guide to Healing in the Wake of a Husband's Sexual Sin (The Every Man Series) basically calls the wife to give it all she's got. (Though I think they even did a rather poor job of convincing me of that, but maybe that's because I'm a man.) The hope offered between these two books (not judging the others in the series) seems to be that the husband and wife will get their cycles aligned and then enjoy marital bliss for the rest of their lives.

I now know of only 3 ways to break the cycle. The first two are suggested and supported by the authors: divorce (legal and/or emotional) or 'aligning the cycle.
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161 of 178 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I plan on posting this under the reviews of this book on Amazon.com about that book I was telling you about.

If you've just been wounded by a man's sexual sin, DO NOT read this book. I picked this book up under the guise it was supposed to help wives deal with the emotional, mental and physical aftermath of her husband's sexual sin (porn and/or affairs), but it's more about justifying a man's bad behavior and stressing how the burden of correction is on the woman.
My first problem with this book is that it's written by a man. As a woman, there's healing in hearing how other women felt, dealt with and hopefully overcame this crisis. A woman who has been devastated and wounded by her husband does not need to hear the cool, casual and dismissive remarks of this male author. Nor does she need to hear how she should be excusing her husband's behavior because he is biologically prone to sexual sin, had an absentee father or experienced childhood abuse. Let's not forget that many people have had bad childhoods and either end up in serious personal troubles or grow up to have productive lives -- it's all about choice. A bad start in life doesn't excuse one's poor life choices -- regardless of gender. What's worse is the author condemns women for wallowing in their hurt and sorrow, calling it a sin to stay in that frame of mind. Well, yes, we need to eventually move on from our pain toward healing and forgiveness, but do not condemn a devastated, betrayed woman for what she is feeling. She needs to feel in order to move on. Let's not forget God knows what it feels like to be betrayed. The Old Testament is full of passages on God speaking about the hurt, rejection, betrayal and sorrow He felt over his people constantly rejecting Him and committing idolatry.
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deceptive Title July 14, 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
If you've just been hit with the revelation of your husband's "secret life", this book may not help. The title is deceptive because it implies that you will be healed after reading it.(Healing is God's job!) I was frustrated with the first few chapters, because it dealt with man's sexuality rather than the wife's torment. My raw agony was nowhere to be found within the pages of this book. However, this book was still useful. Overall, the book was all right.

There were nuggets of practical advice and hope. I liked the way views from both wives and husbands were presented. The most important thing I learned was that it is possible for a husband to love his wife and still sin against her. I don't understand it or like it, but I believe it and this book does a good job of introducing that concept. I also learned a lot about the importance of a Christian wife's role of encouraging her husband spiritually. I liked Fred's description about how Brenda influenced him by lovingly refusing to accept anything less than righteousness from him. I also liked Brenda's attitude that her destiny is forever entwined with Fred's and that when one sins it pollutes the stream for both of them.

If you are in deep pain right now, understand that healing will take lots of time and lots of God. This book won't fix you or your marriage, but it can give you some insight and encouragement. For biblical healing, I strongly recommend "Lord Heal My Hurts" by Kay Arthur.
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47 of 57 people found the following review helpful
By Suzy_qy
Format:Paperback
WOW.
I don't consider myself a feminist. Let's just start with that. I turned to this book because of the reviews and hearing of the "Every Man" series. I have have a husband struggling with a pornography addiction. After reading most of the book, I am disgusted beyond belief.

These are ACTUAL EXCERPTS from the book, then decide for yourself if YOU would feel better after reading this:(this is just a few pages...IMHO it is like this EVERY PAGE)

"When we wives disobey God and do not make ourselves sexually available to our husbands, we block off their main, natural route for expressing intimacy." (pg.72)
..."but before you cavalierly cut him off, consider exactly what you are doing." (pg.72)
"Life will always feel pretty meaningless to a husband without regular sexual intimacy...that is how men are made.." pg.73

and the next page (pg 74).."Where do they go to build an alternative intimacy if you pull away from them? All their alternatives are sinful:Internet porn, masturbation, sexual involvement with coworkers. When a man chooses to marry, he knows he is LIMITING his sexual options to her alone." (pg 75).

EACH PAGE IS FILLED WITH THIS MYSOGINISTIC B.S.

I swear, I read this with an open mind, with the eyes and heart of a dedicated Christian woman. But Fred writes most of this book, with his pathetically submissive (and permissive) wife walking literally 10 steps behind with a apologetic attitude. Fred loves to point out the debates that he has "won" with his wife on this subject and proceeds to blame her for all of HIS shortcomings and wandering eye.

Save your money AND YOUR SANITY. Go to a qualified marriage counselor or family therapist. The LAST THING YOU NEED IS THIS BOOK!!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Need to read!
This book was such an eye opener and helped me tremendously. If you are seeking to understand your husbands sin and need answers this is a MUST have.
Published 10 days ago by Evie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book
Published 16 days ago by Tami Whitely
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read for Both Spouses
I had just finished reading HERO by Fred and Jasen Stoeker when Amazon’s intuitive marketing suggested this book as one others had purchased. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Art S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Very helpful and comforting. It helped me get through a really tough time and I was able to do it with God
Published 1 month ago by Brittni
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it - had to buy it.
This book helped me recover from my husband's infidelity. I borrowed it from the library then realized I had to own it.
Published 6 months ago by Godlover
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing healing
This is a phenomenal book to help a woman understand her man and heal from the damage he has caused her heart. A MUST READ!!
Published 7 months ago by Native2Maine
5.0 out of 5 stars Saved My Marriage
I purchased this book after finding out about my Christian husbands porn addiction. I was devested and went into a depression and sadness I can't begin to put into words. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Stephany
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Godly advice
The authors know exactly how damaging lust and seeing your spouse desiring other women can be.
Good Christian guidance to help secure a Godly marriage.
Published 10 months ago by connie pruitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Restored my Heart
Great book that did exactly what it set out to do and brought me a lot of understanding and healing after the trauma of discovering my husband's sexual addiction. Thank you authors
Published 10 months ago by Katherine J. Kozlarek
5.0 out of 5 stars Every Heart Restored: A Wife's Guide.
Our Every Heart Restored: A Wife's Guide by Fred Stoeker came, today in almost new condition. As I complete my Master's degree, I understand I will need all the relationship... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Master's Program ECU Student.
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Stephen Arterburn is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries--the nation's largest faith-based broadcast, counseling, and treatment ministry--and is the host of the nationally syndicated "New Life Live!" daily radio program heard on over 180 radio stations nationwide. Steve is also the founder of the Women of Faith conferences, attended by over 3 million women.

Steve is a nationally known public speaker and has been featured in national media venues such as "Oprah," "Inside Edition," "Good Morning America," "CNN Live," the "New York Times," "USA Today," and "US News & World Report." In August 2000, Steve was inducted into the National Speakers Association's Hall of Fame. A best-selling author, Steve has written over 60 books, including the popular Every Man's series and his most recent book, "Healing Is a Choice." He has been nominated for numerous writing awards and has won four Gold Medallion Awards for writing excellence.

Steve has degrees from Baylor University and the University of North Texas as well as two honorary doctorate degrees. Steve resides with his family in Laguna Beach, California.



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"Every Heart Restored"....NOT!
I wrote a review which was similar. (See N. Williams). I believe An AFFAIR OF THE MIND better hits the mark and the gammit of feelings that the betrayed experiences. I am one year from my discovery of my husband's sexual addiction, and he is eight months into therapy with a Christian therapist... Read More
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