Debbie Laaser: How Can I Ever Trust Him Again?


The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. -Hebrews 11:1

That is God’s Word, and it is true, because Almighty God is the only one who is Faithful and True. He is faithful to the faithless. On today’s program we will be speaking about our trust level in God when the unthinkable happens…when your spouse sexually betrays you. Whether its pornography, an emotional affair, or adultery…it doesn’t matter the kind of sin. Your spouse has been unfaithful and has hit you with an emotional baseball bat.

How do you recover from such a blow…as you lie on the ground with the wind knocked out of you emotionally. Will you ever trust your spouse again? Will you ever trust God again?

In show 86, we discuss forgiveness. It is one of the bedrock principles of our Christian faith. As Jesus hung from a bloodstained cross… “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” – Luke 23:34

Is it really possible to forgive your spouse, after some type of sexual betrayal….whether its pornography, an emotional affair or adultery. After all, your spouse promised to “have and hold only you” from your wedding day forward. And now that promise has been broken, and those vows …. shattered.

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Bio:  Debbie Laaser is one of the leading Christian authorities on helping women deal with these questions.  She is a  licensed marriage and family therapist and co-director of Faithful & True. She has been involved in recovery with her husband, Mark, for over 27 years and is committed to helping couples find healing and transformation from the pain of sexual addiction and relational betrayal. She is the author of the highly-acclaimed book, Shattered Vows.