At the end of 2016 I discovered that my husband of nearly 17 years and the love of my life had a serious sexual addiction and had been repeatedly unfaithful throughout our marriage. Obviously, that discovery was devastating and nearly ruined me… but God.
God showed up (as He always does) in the middle of that dark time and pursued me with reckless abandon. He showed me again and again that no matter what happens, my identity is in Him. Who I am is defined by Him, and He says that I am His dearly loved daughter.
As a step of obedience to Him, I started sharing our story through a blog athisdearlyloveddaughter.com writing under the name Esther Hosea in order to keep all the focus on Him. After all, this story is really all about Him!
Over the past few years, we’ve had front row seats to God’s amazing redemptive power. We’re learning that it doesn’t matter how badly we’re broken, God can make us new! He is remaking me into a whole and healthy daughter. He’s remaking my husband into a man after His own heart. He’s remaking our marriage into a beautiful, grace-filled testimony of His wonderful love! And from all of that He’s building a ministry through us to help others who face the terrors of sexual addiction and betrayal trauma. We are in awe!