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Monday, November 25, 2019

About the Book

Book: Reclaimed
Author: Stephanie Broersma
Genre: RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Counseling & Recovery
Release Date: August 21, 2019
Stephanie Broersma lived a charmed life . . . until the day she discovered a deleted online conversation between her husband and another woman. When confronted, he confessed to a ten-year addiction to pornography and multiple affairs. Yet even as her world crumbled, Stephanie refused to allow Satan to turn her marriage into another dismal statistic.  
Reclaimed: Finding Your Identity after Marital Betrayal is Stephanie’s story—from revelation to reconciliation and all the pain and confusion in between. But it’s also a guide for those whose lives have turned upside down—a raw and honest look at the emotions, decisions, and difficulties women face in marital betrayal. It’s a collection of stories shared by real women, a journal with leading questions to help put words to feelings, and an encouraging compilation of Scripture verses to give strength to the weary. 
Stephanie’s goal in sharing her story is that you will realize that you are not alone. That you are not without hope despite the chaos and pain around you. That you will find healing from the shame, anger, and brokenness that overwhelms you. That you will gain confidence as you rebuild trust and self-worth. And that you will walk out of this fire with your head held high, giving God the glory for the amazing, reclaimed story of your life. 

Click here to get your copy.

About the Author

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Stephanie Broersma is a living example of how God brings beauty from ashes in the lives of His children. Married since 2002, she and her husband, Tim, have walked through the valley of marital betrayal and come out the other side stronger, more in love, and fully devoted to Christ. She now heads Reclaimed Ministry, an organization that seeks to help other broken brides recover from the pain and devastation of marital infidelity. For more information or to find help, visit 

More from Stephanie

FUN FACTS about the book and Stephanie:
– In keeping identities private, Stephanie had to come up with a system to replace names when sharing stories from other women. She replaced the names with cast members from her favorite TV series, The Office.
– Stephanie has walked in two Susan G. Women 3 Day breast cancer walks and has ran in races with distances from 5k-50k.
– Her goal is to run a race in every state by the age of 50. She’s welcome to invitations and races with causes.
“Reclaimed is here to walk you through your season of brokenness. To support you with authentic tools and scripture based guidance that supports you and meets you exactly where you are. My name is Stephanie and I also have come from a place of dark despair. I created these materials to guide you on the path to wholeness and living a redeemed identity.
If your husband has had an affair… if pornography or sexual addiction has hurt your marriage… if you have discovered an emotional affair… then this message is for you.
Here’s why…
The problem is most women don’t know where to go for help when they discover an affair. Many will get counseling. Some will talk to close friends and family. Many will hide and pretend everything is fine. But none of that brings about the healing we need.
  • We need to connect with a community that understands what we are going through.
  • We need to discover the healing available through Jesus Christ.
  • We need a life that doesn’t feel out of control.
What happens if you don’t find healing? If you just keep doing what you have been doing? You remain stuck in brokenness and shame and may even continue enabling the same patterns of abuse.
My heart is for you to
  • Find your true identity
  • Develop confidence
  • Learn to love again”

As I write this review I have tears streaming down my face. I have someone very close that is struggling in their marriage right now. I know the pain they are facing and it is hard to see them hurt. The three key ingredients in a marriage is communication, trust and God. This book is geared toward women, but I think it could be a useful tool for couples. I appreciated the honesty in the book and the stories that were shared. The knowledge of betrayal in a marriage is devastating. Is there anyway to forgive a person who has cheated on you? The answer is yes. It will take work and faith but it can be done. 

Anger is an ugly thing and it causes people to act out, say hurtful things and close themselves off. If you don't work on your anger, the enemy now has a foot inside your mind.. Be careful what actions you do in anger and allow God to heal you. Our pride can get in the way when we are hurt, but if we can strip our pride away, we can begin to heal. Marriage is never easy and it takes two people working as one to make it work. The world is full of temptation and if we aren't strong enough, it slowly seeps into our lives. I found the book to be very helpful and full of examples that encourage us to have a healthy marriage.

The book is designed for thirty days but I think it should be done slowly over time. There may be a chapter that you want to focus on for several weeks. Take you time, allow God to show you where your struggles are and focus on yourself. We can't change our spouse. The only one who can change someone is God. If forgiveness is an issue then find scriptures that help you soften your heart. I liked that the author suggested counseling from a pastor who can help couples in their struggles. It is time to take back what the enemy wants to destroy.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

CarpeDiem, November 19
Book Love, November 21 (Spotlight)
Artistic Nobody, November 22
A Baker’s Perspective, November 24 (Author Interview)
Texas Book-aholic, November 25
janicesbookreviews, November 26
SusanK. Beatty, Author, November 27 (Author Interview)
A Reader’s Brain, November 28
Inklings and notions, November 29
Andrea Christenson, November 30 (Author Interview)
Quiet Quilter, December 1
Simple Harvest Reads, December 2 (Author Interview)


To celebrate her tour, Stephanie is giving away a $250 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Wow, a 50k marathon is amazing!

    This review makes me want Reclaimed even more. Thank you <3

  2. This book sounds like a really great read.

  3. This sounds really good! It's wonderful, the way God can use horrible experiences for good, if we let Him; this author has taken her pain and is now helping people.

  4. I love that the author uses names from The Office to protect the women in her book. My daughter and I love that show.

  5. This sounds like a fantastic read. So helpful.

  6. Thank you for this heart-felt review. I pray it makes a difference in one persons life!

  7. Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

  8. This is such a difficult subject. I'm glad there is a resource like this available.

  9. Wonderful review, Deana! This book sounds like it will help many who are walking through this trial.

  10. I agree communication, trust and God.. Thanks for sharing.