After an Affair: Pursuing Restoration (31-Day Devotionals for Life) by Michael Gembola





If you are holding this book, you are probably going through one of the roughest experiences of your life

You have fallen—have been unfaithful—and you want help but knowing where to turn is complicated and confusing

You feel both guilty and frustrated—your family and friends are distant, and God alone is left (and you’re not sure how happy he is with you either).

Yet God is a gracious, loving healer who makes upside-down things rightside-up again . . . even this.

Here is help and encouragement for you to move toward God in repentance while moving closer toward your spouse in reconciliation.

  • Provides daily guidance and encouragement to direct what feels like a long walk through the wilderness toward lasting change
  • Offers reflection questions
  • Offers suggestions for practical tasks and actions, so you can form new qualities and habits as you move forward


"Inviting and compelling. It is as if Michael is a good friend who knows you and knows exactly what you need. He will bring you into the meaningful words of God that give you direction, and he will set your pace so that you persevere with hope." -- Ed Welch "Counselor and Faculty Member, Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation"

"Written so that the person swirling in guilt, shame, and . . . family-altering decisions can know that God will meet them right where they are." -- Brad Hambrick "Pastor of Counseling, The Summit Church, Durham, North Carolina"

"Pastoral wisdom and counseling experience shine as [Michael] directs the reader to spiritual food that is often missed but is critical to surviving the wilderness of adultery." -- Winston Smith "Author, Marriage Matters: Extraordinary Change Through Ordinary Moments"

"After an affair, most couples think, "Now what?" Questions abound: Is this salvageable? What do we do? Where do we begin? Will we ever be the same? In After an Affair, Michael Gembola offers concrete and soul-healing strategies so that both parties can benefit and grow through a better understanding of themselves and the gospel." -- John Freeman "Founder, Harvest USA; Author, Hide or Seek: When Men Get Real with God About Sex"

"Hidden sins require ruthless and consistent truth-telling as well as the risk of practicing new thinking and habits that will move people forward. Michael . . . invites us to do the deeper work necessary to target these hidden sins." -- Penny Freeman "Counselor, ServingLeaders Ministries; Trainer, Parakaleo"


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.