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Hope Rising - A one-day conference for betrayed spouses

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The For the City Center

500 East Saint Johns Avenue

Austin, TX 78752

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We remember the sleepless nights, the agony, and loneliness. We understand that life after betrayal is a jumble of emotions - anger, dejection, fear, and a tremendous sense of loss, to name a few. Fortunately, we know how to navigate the swirling chaos that surrounds a betrayed spouse because we’ve walked through it ourselves, and we’ve walked alongside thousands of men and women who have experienced betrayal.

You are not alone.

Take a brave step out of the turmoil and do something just for you. Join us for our second annual one-day Hope Rising conference for betrayed spouses in Austin, TX. We’ve planned an event filled with hope, practical strategies and resources. We have a seat saved for you. Regardless of whether the unfaithful spouse is supportive, unsupportive, or gone, we want you to feel hope again. Whole again. Home again.

At Hope Rising, you will

  • Receive a new sense of self-worth and honor,

  • Experience belonging in this momentous gathering,

  • Learn how pain can be transformed and overcome,

  • Redefine your identity with new freedom,

  • Be equipped with healing strategies and next steps, and

  • Receive encouragement from survivors who are thriving.

Our keynote speaker is Shelley Martinkus:

Shelley Martinkus' world changed forever when she found out about her husband’s sexual addiction. God used Jason’s betrayal as a catalyst for Shelley to look at her own life and start to heal all the broken pieces she saw staring back at her. Shelley and Jason are now 15 years into their journey and she likes to say that her relationship with God, with Jason, and with others is better because of what she has been through. She has written one book - Rescued and co-authored two books - Worthy of Her Trust and Understanding and Loving a Person with Sexual Addiction. Shelley, Jason and their three young boys call Colorado home although a part of her heart will always reside in Texas, her native homeland. You can find her at rlforwomen.com where she loves to blog and support women as they heal from sexual betrayal.

Watch Shelley's Hope Rising welcome video

In addition to Shelley you’ll hear from members of the Affair Recovery team – Rick Reynolds, LCSW, Leslie Hardie, LCSW and John Mark Haney, PhD, LPC-S, as well as other betrayed spouses and experts who will inspire you with their stories. Our schedule includes one breakout session where men will meet with Dr Haney and women will meet with Leslie.

Food is not included but you'll have 1.5 hours to get lunch wherever you'd like!

Additional Information:
While in town for Hope Rising, check out ACL: the annual three day music festival in Zilker Park. Whether bringing your spouse or planning an EMS or Harboring Hope small group reunion, this popular festival has much to offer outside of the Hope Rising Conference.

For more information about our confidential Live-Streaming click here.

All ticket sales will be donated to the Affair Recovery Scholarship Program!

Here's what last year's attendees had to say:

It was an extremely well thought out and well put together conference. I was impressed with ALL of the speakers and THANK YOU SO MUCH for live streaming it! I liked the Q&A with Leslie & John. That helped me a lot, as I had many of the questions they covered. For me, Laura’s talk on anger and Jessica’s talk about vulnerability were both stories and advice I needed to hear. Wow. They both leveled me and gave me pause. The letter Samuel read was such a beautiful touch and blew me away. I can only imagine all the tears in the room. Sounds like it was a collaboration and to whoever had that idea, it added so much empathy and heart to an already well done conference. Thank you for all the work and thought you all put into that day! As soon as we get on our feet a bit more, my husband and I will be donating to the Harboring Hope scholarship.


I benefited most from the encouragement and strength that came from listening to hopeful, compassionate, confident, wise, guiding words from speakers who are on the other side of this journey.

Thank you so much for all the hard work you and the team did to make Hope Rising happen. This was my first time being “visible” in my journey towards recovery. While there were many extremely difficult moments for me, I left encouraged. I left ready to get out of my slump of surviving...what that looks like I have no idea but I will wait and see. Everyone worked tirelessly to create a safe place for us and that alone was huge for me! Thank you again!!!

This apology [video] was the light bulb moment for my husband 3 years post D-Day. I was watching by myself as he had refused to believe that healing was possible and his only input in moving forward was to say that I just needed to put it behind me or I would only further push him away and ultimately destroy our marriage. Yes, dysfunctional to say the least. However after watching, I turned and realized he had been standing there listening, and to my utter dismay I saw tears in his eyes and for the first time in 3 years I saw genuine remorse and regret. It had to have been several minutes before I realized that I was sobbing, because all I could see was my husband, the man I married standing before me once again. Finally he crossed the room wrapped his arms around me wept uncontrollably and repeated, "I am so sorry" over and over. And so our journey to recovery began! I will forever be grateful for all of you at Affair Recovery, and most of all for the apology that brought my husband back from the depths of his shame! Thank you! Sending love, light, and hope to everyone suffering.

Hope Rising is hosted by Affair Recovery, our goal to restore those in crisis to extraordinary lives of meaning and purpose. You may not be able to see it at this very moment, but through the despair and pain, hope can rise.

Hope Rising event tickets are non-refundable upon purchase, but fully transferable to a substitute registrant up to, and including, the day of the event.

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