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Intimate Deception

Healing the Wounds of Sexual Betrayal
Narrated by: Dr. Sheri Keffer
Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
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Nothing destroys trust like sexual betrayal. Beyond broken vows, a woman who discovers that her husband has been viewing pornography or having an affair must deal with devastating blows to her self-image and self-worth. She must grapple with the fact that the man she thought she knew has lied and deceived her. She may even bear the brunt of shame and judgment when the people around her find out.

Drawing from her experience both as a marriage and family therapist and a woman who personally experienced the devastation of sexual betrayal, Dr. Sheri Keffer walks women impacted by betrayal through the pain and toward recovery. She explains how the trauma of betrayal affects our minds, bodies, spirits, and sexuality. She offers practical tools for dealing with emotional triggers and helps women understand the realities of sexual addiction. And she shows women how to practice self-care, develop healthy boundaries, protect themselves from abuse or manipulation, and find freedom from the burden of shame and guilt.

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Great. But too Female Centric

I can easily replace the word woman with a man in my brain. But I am a man who has gone through traumatic betrayal are the magnitude that I could never have imagined. Nothing I’ve ever heard of was at the level that was perpetrated upon me by a very disturbed person. An actress who she herself was abused and tormented throughout her life primarily through religion.
I would love this and other books to really interchange the genders. Tell stories of experiences of both men and women.

It is a misnomer that women are affected more than men. I would venture to say that the trauma inflicted by those who are unbalanced have equally affected both (all) genders. Please look into neurofeedback, it saved my life. G

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Best Book for Intimate Deception/Betrayal Trauma!

I’ve read this book three full times now and refer back to it all the time. It was such a light in the middle of so much darkness. It was exactly what I needed to “sort through the rubble.” Sheri is such a gem. I’m so thankful for her vulnerability. A true righteous oak (Isaiah 61:3).

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Perfect

I can’t say enough about this book. It is so helpful! I recommend it to everyone in this difficult process!

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Intense and Well Said

I'm in shock how sexual deception and infidelity damage relationship. This is an encyclopedia of a resource. thank you for writing it!

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Clarity for Sexually Betrayed

This book has been a go to when I recommend to partners. Dr Keffer has done an incredible job taking something that can feel complex and overwhelming and breaking it down into bit size pieces for the reader. I feel this book can be an ongoing resource for partners as they continue to navigate the path to healing. She offers the reader practical assessments, visuals and stories. She stays with the reader and the condition of their heart as they move through the pages of the book. I'm thankful for Dr Keffers work and the contribution this book has made to the community for partners. It's really an excellent book. - Lyschel Burket, Founder of Hope Redefined

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Good read

Captivating. and riveting. Sheri's personal account and the experience of others makes this book must read.

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Good resource for spouse of porn addict

This was one of the best books on porn addiction and how it affects their spouse. It provides real applicable advice on how to work through the pain of sexual betrayal. She calls it like it is. Names the different types of manipulation, deceit, and abuse that happens in most marriages that include porn use. Includes the authors Christian perspective but does not make it the sole focus as many other books out there do. Ive read and listened to around 50 or so books on the topic. This one has been most helpful, with real life methods to combat the helplessness and desperation I have been enveloped in for the last 18 years of my life and marriage.

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Amazing.

The author reads her own book and it is beyond helpful in understanding what you're going through, how the brain works... I can't even describe how much this book helped me while going through the biggest trial of my life. If you've been sexually betrayed in *any* way, be it a cheating partner, a sex addicted partner, or a partner who has betrayed you through watching and hiding a porn addiction... whatever the case, you need to read this book.

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I’m not crazy

Finally what I have been struggling with for 6 years is making sense and I am so grateful to God that I have come across this book. A lot of hard work and difficult times lie ahead not doubt but I am empowered in knowing what to do. Thank you Sherri!!!!

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spot on!

She was able to put accurate words to my feelings and experience. Helps with healing.