My Story | Part 2

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Infidelity and restoration typically aren’t usually used in the same sentence, are they? Because isn’t it impossible to be restored after infidelity strikes a marriage?  I mean, that’s what the world says, isn’t it?

Well, my story is different.

Mine is a story of fear, betrayal, heartbreak, and Jesus. And the latter is the most important part.

You can download my story here!

How my marriage survived infidelity

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  1. Suzie Eller says:

    Brave, brave, brave. You are moving from keeping a story buried to allowing it to unbury others from shame to find healing. I’m so proud of you. Thank you to John and your beautiful daughters for holding up the arms of the woman they call mom and wife so that you can break chains in Jesus’ name.

    • Shannon says:

      Thank you Suzie. You have been a God send to me. You have helped me and given me so much advice. I treasure you more than you know. xo

  2. micah Murray says:

    All I know to say is How great is our God. I was just down the road I could have helped you find Dr’s and hairdressers….just like you have helped me. But it was not our time to cross paths.
    I am so grateful that we have met because all I see in your family is beauty. Our Savior and Redeemer made beauty from ashes. That’s a testimony that needs to be shared. This took courage to be obedient. But your courage is going to set captives free! Love you much friend!

  3. Kim B says:

    I thought I was going to enjoy this part as I had already read part one. But when you got to the part about your affair, I had to stop reading. My husband cheated on me for years, and I never knew about it until last year on my birthday, when I found his texts to another woman. My heart was broken and still is. The wound is still raw and only Jesus can heal it. I feel for your husband. Reading this just makes my heart sad. I will never, ever understand knowingly making a horrible choice to deceive and betray your love. I am happy for you that things are better in your marriage but I won’t be reading anymore of your posts because I have no respect for you.

    And no, I would NEVER, EVER do that because I know how much it hurts and I could never knowingly hurt someone like that.

    • Shannon says:

      I am very sorry that you feel that way. I will pray for your heart. Much love to you.

    • Tiffiney says:

      Oh, Dear Kim…

      I am so sorry that you’re husband betrayed your trust but I am wholly optimistic about God healing your marriage and removing the bitterness from your heart.

      You are speaking out of your pain…which is understandable, but I know that God is able to bring you to a complete place of healing and restore your marriage so that it’s better than it was to begin with. (And when He does this amazing work…please come back and testify about His life transforming power.)

      I will be praying for you, my dear sister.

  4. Cindy says:

    You are a strong and brave woman. Fear, when you let it creep in, will defeat you. It overcame my life the day one of your friends passed away. I gave in to fear, doubt, anger and a multitude of other feelings that ultimately allowed satan to convince me my only escape was to take my own life. I failed…thank you Jesus. I was beaten…but not defeated. With the continued love and support of family and friends, I learned to forgive and cherish the life that God had blessed me with

    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

    I admire your strength and the courage it took to share your story.

  5. Kristen Ming says:

    Shannon, I am proud of you for being obedient. If God told you to be an open book and share, then you share! I’m sure it’s not easy, but wow what a story of Gods grace & love. I’m always so amazed of how God continues to love us even we don’t deserve it. NOTHING shall separate us from HIS love! Thank God for that! Love you my sweet brave friend!

  6. Laura says:

    I know this story, but still find myself speechless. Speechless because, well, Jesus. His redeeming grace leaves me speechless. And speechless because I can only imagine the anxiousness of your heart right now, especially considering the comment you received (and the others that are likely to follow). But, Jesus. Thank you for being His hands and feet…his mouthpiece for His redeeming grace and forgiveness. I love you! Xoxo

    • Shannon says:

      Yes-I won’t lie- after I read it I was bothered, but you are right- there will be others and its okay. I know the truth. God has got this and I have faith! Love you Laura!

  7. Katie says:

    Thank you for being brave enough to share your story. Its a beautiful story of God’s redemptive love for us. How amazing that you were able to see that lived out in a practical way when the world would have said to give up. Love you, I am praying for peace and lives to be changed and you continue to be brave enough to share what God has asked you to.

  8. Lyndi says:

    Like I told you in a private message, I was shocked when I read this. However, I admire you for so BRAVE and obedient. I know without a doubt your story is going to help so many families. You truly inspire me, friend! XOXO

  9. Lux G. says:

    Infidelity is a monster almost everyone has encountered.
    What a brave soul you are. I admire your resilience and faith.

    You are an inspiration to many, especially to women.

    • Shannon says:

      Thank you dear!! Only by the grace of God do we recover from sin. And your right, infidelity is something a lot have encountered. It’s kept in the dark though.. only when we bring it to light does God restore! Thanks for stopping by! xoShannon

  10. Amy reece says:

    Why are we so shocked and offended when Christians sin? They are people too and by no means perfect! Being a Christian doesn’t mean being perfect! It doesnt keep sin or temptation out! It means leaning on Jesus for guidance and forgiveness when we do mess up! You can’t judge someone because their sin happens to be different than your sin! You may not have committed this sin but you have sinned! It is not our job to judge! This wonderful woman opened a wound to others to show us it happens to ANYONE and that Jesus still forgives even if humans dont! Learn from it!

  11. Erica says:

    Praise God for healing and restoration of your marriage and family.

  12. Beth says:

    You’re so right, Shannon! Only God could put many of the shattered pieces of your marriage and love back together like He did. I’m grateful for your husband’s graciousness. It’s an inspiring example to us all but I’m also grateful for your courage and vulnerability, my friend! There are many who have done what you’ve done, but there is God’s grace! I hope you continue to draw close to God and that your story has a huge healing impact on others!

  13. Kayla Nelson says:

    Oh man, this story just has me in tears. My heart breaks for your situation, but seeing Jesus through it is the most amazing thing of all. It always completely blows my mind when our Heavenly Father so intimately touches us – in reference to your hug, your sign. What a brave step of faith to publish this story and to face the humiliation that inevitably may come your way but MAN, what a TESTIMONY to the restoration of Jesus. Thank you for your faithfulness and your honesty. <3

    • Shannon says:

      Kayla- thank you for your kind words. Honestly it’s all about our Heavenly Father…and yes, you’re right- facing humiliation is hard…but I imagine it’s nothing compared to what He did on the cross for me. Sharing my story and how it’s really His story is an honor. I can’t imagine keeping something to miraculous to myself. I can’t imagine doing that and robbing a blessing from someone else. Thank you so much for stopping by today! 🙂

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