Surviving Your Worst Nightmare: A Guide for the Betrayed

Patti Snodgrasswritten by Patti Snodgrass

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After my husband confessed of his unfaithfulness I felt so alone–so isolated. I wanted to connect with someone or something. In my despair, one of the ways I found that connection was through music. Because of the emotional distress caused by our loved ones devastating choices there are times when we cannot put words to our feelings; lyrics can do that for us. Music can soothe our fragile and weary minds. Encouraging songs bring a much-needed solace when our thoughts are tormented by heart wrenching betrayal. Lyrics with messages of hope can assist us on our healing journey.

I set out to find artists who have written songs about their own healing journeys—songs that could touch a wounded heart. As you listen to the voices of those who have walked the path before you—the path of pain, sorrow and a hope restored, please know that you are not alone on your journey. Most of the songs listed below are from Christian artists. I found that this genre of music consoled me more than any other genre during my time of recovery; perhaps they will comfort you as well.

“So the whole process of the healing of the soul is unique to each person because the damage has been unique and damaged a unique person in very unique ways. And only God is big enough to take your pile of balled up, knotted string and untie that ball one knot at a time in the right order so that the string doesn’t break. And that takes time, and it’s a process, because he won’t violate you or abuse you in order to heal you.”

–Paul William Young, author of The Shack

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