Fatimahtene has been a Christian since 1999. She and her husband, Jason, have three adult children, all of who are Christians. She is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Church of Christ (South Jersey Region).
Birthed out of her pain, she started a Spiritual Recovery / Support Group for Christian Wives. The group's purpose was to provide a safe and confidential place for Christian women to share the painful emotions that interfere with recovery after a betrayal. In her free time, she moderates Hope for Spouses: A safe community and biblical resources in the wake of sexual betrayal. She is passionate about helping women connect and find their identity in Christ.
Professionally, she is a Math Interventionist (Grades 4-6 ) with over twenty-three years of teaching experience in the public school system.
Afflicted but not Crushed: Deep Wounds of Sexual Betrayal
In marriage, betrayal trauma has a way of leaving deep, agonizing wounds. It’s common to feel debilitated and unsure of what to do in the wake of your husband’s sin. Feelings can include loneliness, the inability to communicate pain, fear of shame, judgment, and condemnation. Questions often asked: Am I going crazy? Why do I feel so angry or out of control emotionally?
As women, it is important to be persistent in prayer, have a safe circle of women who get it, normalize past and present experiences, and have radical genuineness and acceptance. In the dark valley, we can find God’s love, grace, and mercy guiding us to the light of hope. Join us as we share God’s transformative power and our recovery journey. We are afflicted but not crushed!
"We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 2 Cor 4:8-9