A Restoration Story After Emotional Affairs and Same Sex Attraction with Joshua and Jaelyn Harrel

Our favorite quotes from this episode:
”Restoration can’t grow in the soil of deception.”
“I needed a safe place in the church to talk about my sexuality.”
“You can’t get right with each other until you both get right with God.”

Today Josh and Jaelyn share their incredible story of restoration. Josh describes what it was like to struggle with his sexuality at a young age while having know where safe to process his feelings and questions. He married Jaelyn while still struggling with same-sex attraction and pornography, which later led to emotional affairs. Jaelyn shares how she also carried sexual brokenness and previous trauma into the relationship, which enhanced the pain they needed to work through. When we asked what started their journey to restoration, they shared how Christ was at the center of it all, leading them to their own freedoms and reconnecting them through the pain and uphill journey. Check them out below! They are now using their powerful testimony to help other young couples find healing and restoration through their own ministry: Restoredliving.

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This podcast is dedicated to restoring marriages and relationships to wholeness in Christ after being affected by pornography and sexual brokenness. Every episode is filled with rawness and transparency as Clinton and Charity intertwine their story while interviewing professionals and others about what it takes to rebuild connection after betrayal takes place. They focus on restoring safety and trust, rebuilding connection and intimacy, and ultimately reflecting God's ability to heal and redeem. Listen now for hope and guidance to start your journey of becoming Restored 2 More.