Restore Workshop – Healing After Sexual BetrayalHave you been wounded by the pain of someone’s sexual betrayal that has devastated your life? Whether it’s betrayal due to pornography, affairs, adultery, voyeurism, lusting, prostitutes, sexting, sexual fetishes or same sex attraction — sexual betrayal trauma is devastating and you need healing.

The Restore Intensive helps women whose hearts have been shattered by sexual betrayal trauma find hope. Many women who come to the intensive feel very alone and are filled with shame, anger and worthlessness. Some have never even shared their story. But once they arrive, they discover women of all kinds and ages are struggling as well, and they begin to feel safe to open up and share.

Restore is the place to realize you are not alone. Restoration is possible – if not for your marriage, for you!

About the Intensive

Restore speakers, Stacey and Laura,
personally invite you to come to the intensive.

You’ll Learn About:

  • The sexual addiction cycle and why he does what he does
  • Negative self-beliefs & the vows you’ve made
  • Trauma, anger, bitterness and guilt
  • Tools for the early stages of recovery
  • Triggers & boundaries
  • Forgiveness
  • Rebuilding trust
  • Living a restored & redeemed life
  • Self-care
  • Marriage after betrayal
  • Unhealthy & healthy coping skills
  • Disclosure
  • A plan for recovery


Women dealing with the pain and trauma of an affair and are looking for healing after sexual betrayal. Women whose husband, boyfriend or father is in to porn, strip clubs, prostitutes, sexting, voyeurism, cross dressing, or same sex attraction.

Attendees must be 18 years of age or older.

Laura Mangin-McDonaldLAURA MANGIN-McDONALD: Laura is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 35 years of experience. She is the author of the books “The Heart Handbook” and “How You Think Determines the Course of Your Life”. She is co-founder of Christian Insight For Life, a non-profit teaching and discipleship ministry dedicated to reaching Christians and non-Christians across the globe. Laura’s practice is specifically geared towards helping people heal from early childhood trauma, betrayal, and sexual integrity issues in marriage. She is professionally equipped to walk people through the recovery process based on her years of experience and training, but her personal experience of being betrayed in her marriage and successfully moving through the recovery process carries the most weight. Laura is passionately committed to helping women face the crushing reality of betrayal in their marriages and move them through the recovery process of healing and hope for the future!

Stacey SadlerSTACEY SADLER SMITH: Stacey is the Chief Clinical Officer at Daring Ventures.  She is an EMDR Certified Therapist and a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist  (CCPS) through The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists  (APSATS) which both equip her for her extensive work with those suffering from betrayal trauma. She is also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate.

Stacey also speaks to groups on topics like betrayal trauma, single womanhood, divorce and intimacy in marriage. Her first book, Understanding and Loving Your Child as a Single Parent, co-authored with Steve Arterburn, was published in 2022. She received her undergraduate degree from Texas State in 1988. Her graduate degree is from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She became an LPC in late 2010. She is recently married and lives in Galveston, Texas and spends her spare time fishing & enjoying the beach.

Throughout the weekend you will breakout in to a small process group facilitated by a credentialed New Life Network Counselor. All facilitators hold at least a master’s degree and are committed Christians with specific clinical training in treating sexual addiction and related issues. The majority of the facilitators are in some form of personal recovery as a partner.

It is common for some who are not familiar with the group process to feel anxious and uncertain about this part of the workshop. Be assured your facilitator will create a safe space to process what you are learning in the main sessions. You will experience support and connection with others in your group and create a plan for when you go back into your daily life. Many alum say the process groups the best part of the weekend!

There is a ratio of one counselor to every seven to nine attendees.

Special discounts are available for Club New Life members as well as those who have attended other New Life intensives. You must call New Life to receive these special discounts. These rates are not available online. Scholarships based on financial need are also available. To apply please call (800) NEW-LIFE.

New Life offers ongoing weekly coaching groups to help you continue your journey of restoration from betrayal. These groups meet via telephone/video call.

Friday 3:00 – 9:15pm
Saturday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – noon

Attendance for all sessions is required

  • 3 meals: Friday – dinner; Saturday – lunch & dinner (breakfasts are on your own)
  • 8 teaching sessions
  • 6 small process group sessions facilitated by a credentialed New Life Network Counselor
  • All program materials

Hotel accommodations are not included, but a group rate has been negotiated with the host hotel. While you are not required to stay at the host hotel, to enhance the intensive experience and ensure all distractions are left behind, we highly encourage staying at the hotel.

If you cancel 14 days or more prior to the intensive, you will receive a refund of the amount you’ve paid minus a cancellation fee of $200 per person.

If you cancel less than 14 days before the start of the intensive or no show to the intensive, no refund shall be given.

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Quotes from our Speakers


“Betrayal is trauma, and when your brain is in trauma, you can’t think clearly.”


“Betrayal breaks down the molecular structure in our cells.”


Listen to this interview with Diane who attended the Restore – Healing after Betrayal workshop.

Listen to this interview with Donna who attended the Restore – Healing after Betrayal workshop.

Listen to this interview with Jean who attended the Restore – Healing after Betrayal workshop.

“God is so good to use your Restore Intensive to help me surrender the things that have kept me in bondage for 47 years!”

New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsKimberly

“It was VERY helpful and honestly amazing! I took notes on everything I could. I have the workbook and there was so much more to learn as the ladies expounded on the topics.”

New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsDori

“I often felt the cost to attend was too much; After attending I find the value to be priceless.”

New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsJennifer
“I am sitting in a room full of BEAUTIFUL and STRONG women. It is so unfortunate to witness we are all here for the same reason, betrayal. Never in a million years did I imagine myself sitting in this seat. However, as I release all these negative beliefs, “I am not enough”, “I cannot trust my judgment”, “I am not beautiful”, “I am broken”, and so many more lies, I begin to feel a river of tears come down my cheeks. As this river of tears is flowing, I begin to feel relief. Thank you Heavenly Father for sharing this new perspective. Thank you for using all these beautiful women to remind me I am NOT alone. Thank you for giving me hope when I thought I had lost it all.”
New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsKristie

“The group breakouts were freeing because I was with other women who were hurting like me. I encourage all women who are going through this to attend this workshop. You won’t regret it!”

New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsMonica

“This workshop helped me see that I am not the problem. That my husband’s choices are not my fault. I am not all of the horrible things I think of myself.”

New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsAngelita

“I came alone and broken. I had no hope. I had tremendous fear, anxiety and nightmares. I had no tools and no idea what my future held. I’m going home with tools, a plan and hope!”

New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsDeb

“I came here broken, doubting my worth, and myself. I am leaving with tools, empowered, looking at myself the way God sees me. I am glad it all came out so I could find healing from things that happened even as a child. This is one of the best things I have ever done for myself!”

New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsSandra

The degree of acceptance and non-judgmental love that I received from the staff as I arrived for this weekend opened the door of receptivity in my soul.”

New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsSarah

“Why did it take me so long to attend the Restore Workshop? ANGER! I was angry at my husband, angry at myself, and I discovered I was angry at God! NO MORE! Restore has empowered me and has given me the tools to work through my anger, work through my pain, work through my confusions, and helped me realize I am worthy! I do matter! Restore, you have changed my life forever!”

New Life - Addiction and Betrayal WorkshopsPhynna

Upcoming Intensive:

Nov. 1-3: Wash., DC

Restore – Healing After Betrayal

If any of these sticky notes resonate with you, and perhaps you
have thought them yourself, you need to come to Restore.

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