Welcome to “When Family Betrays: 3 Ways Toward Knowing How To Live Again After Being Betrayed By A Family Member”
In this amazing Saturday Sit Down with Faye we discuss urgent when family betrays facts that will help you know how to live again after being betrayed by a family member. So if you want to breathe again (without having to feel betrayed all over again), check out Saturday Sit Down with Faye right now!
In this Saturday Sit Down with Faye, you’ll discover:
Thought #1 – Admit What Happened And Who Did It
Share about Elaina. Betrayed by husband (adultery), by brother and mother who sided with husband, even though they knew Elaina. After the shock and grief, we have a choice: let that betrayal color every decision, thought, and action or move past it. It’s hard to admit that a parent, child, or sibling would turn on us after knowing us all our lives, but it happens. We must admit that it did and that they chose someone or something over us.
Thought #2 – Forgive The Person.
Hardest step. Most necessary step. Even if they never ask for forgiveness. In order to NOT let the betrayal color every decision, thought, and action, we must release them from the debt they owe us. And don’t gloss over the truth that they owe us a debt. Elaina’s mother and brother realized the error of their decision and the weight of what they had done. They asked for forgiveness.
Let’s switch roles for a moment. If YOU are the one who chose someone or something over family, over someone who really deserved your trust, realize what sorrow and grief you’ve caused. Go seek forgiveness. And give it to yourself. When we forgive them, we are not saying they didn’t do what they did. We are releasing ourselves from having to collect on that debt so that we can go ahead and live.
Thought #3 – Confront Or Separate?
Either choice is a viable one, depending on how long since the betrayal. What we do in the meantime? Once we’ve forgiven, we might not continue in a relationship with that person. That’s okay. Forgiveness doesn’t mean the relationship is instantly made whole again. It’s broken and needs repair. That takes both parties. We may choose to confront. As believers, we’re to do this with an eye to their restoration to us and God, not retribution. Whichever we choose, we must be prepared for the choice they make, which may require forgiveness again, and may not include a restored relationship.
My biggest takeaways for you from this video are:
We understand we might be betrayed by someone, but we never expect it will be our very own family.
We must admit what happened and who did it. We must forgive the person(s) who did it.
We must choose to confront or separate from them.
At some point, we must choose to work toward relationship restoration or not.
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