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Torn Asunder

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Written by respected pastor and marriage counselor Dave Carder, this revised and expanded version of Torn Asunder sorts through the factors that contribute to infidelity and then maps out a recovery process for both partners. With compassion and wisdom rooted in the Bible, Carder offers insight for the victims of adultery, the perpetrators, and those who seek to help ...more
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published (first published May 1st 2007)
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Marcy Stearns
Jan 11, 2014 Marcy Stearns rated it really liked it
Shelves: lifelight
After reading many other reviews, I want to encourage people to pick it up and read it. Some reviewers felt attacked by the book -- like the "infidel" was not at fault but the spouse was. The truth is the marriage was not meeting the needs (realistic or not) of the "infidel", using the author's word. So do you want to argue about who is right? Or do you want to find a way to meet the needs of both parties -- both spouses.
The book makes it clear -- recovery from infidelity is hard work. This is n
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Nina Mcdaniel
Jan 08, 2016 Nina Mcdaniel rated it really liked it
Shelves: therapy
This book is going on my recommended reading list for premarital therapy! Yes, that sounds fatalistic, but based on the stats, this is one slippery slope that all couples need to understand before they are in the middle of a free-fall. Torn Asunder is simple and honest about each stage of the emotional and sexual affair.
Alison Robinson
This is an excellent resource for counselors or pastor's helping a couple through reconciling after infidelity.
Sheila Gregoire
Sep 01, 2014 Sheila Gregoire rated it liked it
I agreed with Dave Carder's reasoning--that the message of an affair is important to understand, and that when you both decide to work through that message, the marriage can be saved.

He also was very clear that the affair is the infidel's responsibility.

However, he didn't make that clear until nearly halfway into the book, and honestly, if I were a woman who had just found out my husband had cheated on me, this book would have made me feel horrible.

It opens with a rather bizarre several-page-lo
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