On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Michael Gembola discuss how Christians and the Church can minister to someone who has had an affair, along with his book, After an Affair: Pursuing Restoration (P&R, 2018).
What you’ll hear in this episode
- Some of the biggest challenges that both men and women have after a spouse has admitted to having an affair.
- Some of the beginning stages for growth for someone who has had an affair.
- Learning to apologize specifically and appropriately to your spouse and others.
- Some essential qualities and habits for the long haul for those who have had an affair.
- What is the church’s place in helping those who have had an affair.
- How pastors and ministry leaders can walk with and equip church members to walk with those who have had an affair.
About the Guest
Michael Gembola, a licensed professional counselor and licensed preacher with the PCA, is executive director at Blue Ridge Christian Counseling and has taught courses at CCEF, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Biblical Theological Seminary.
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to Sarah Jenkins. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, and is the Host for the Equipping You in Grace Podcast. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Parler, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.