This is our final blog post for 2021, and wow, what a year it’s been.
On top of becoming a first-time co-author, I studied full time and successfully completed a Diploma of Counselling through the Australian Institute of Family Counselling. I’m planning to put this to work in 2022! Here’s a sneak peek at my new website if you’re interested in taking a look.
We’re so incredibly blessed and thankful for the feedback received after publishing our memoir.
The initial stepping out was scary, to say the least.
A handful of reviews have literally brought us to tears (in a good way)—and although we are a long from quitting our day jobs—we are so many steps closer to us achieving what we set out to accomplish. (you can view this goal in the Q&A section)
Thank you to each and every person who has read, commented and shared our story with others, we appreciate you.
Dear Unfaithful and Dearest Betrayed received the most interaction out of all of the blog posts for the year. Every now and then I feel that God pours out a creative download upon me that undeniably has His fingerprint on it, and this was evident in the impact of these two letters.
We’ll leave with you what some have said about our story, and welcome you to add any thoughts of your own…
“It is so raw and authentic. So grateful for you being so open and vulnerable in sharing this – so profoundly touched. Whilst in some ways it remains an unfinished story, I’m not sure that any other story has so honestly and tangibly captured what healing (with the emphasis on ‘ing’) looks like.
So often those of us in this mess read about the healed – this book let me read about the heal’ing’ & walked right beside me (and us) through it. That being said, I look forward to the sequel in whatever form that may take😊.
It’s a story of a truly incredible woman and a man humbly opening his life. I doubt that putting it out there would have been easy for either of you, but am glad you did.
There’s a part near the end entitled “And the Questions I Ask of Myself on more than One Occasion” followed by ‘The Only Authentic Answer’ which was very meaningful to me, as was the Q&A at the start of those pages. I could hear my own wife speaking through those pages.
Thank you so much. Thank you both!” Harry.
“It was great to have both of inside story. I’m faithful spouse. I understood of Noni’s reaction and raged that I’m not alone and am not crazy. My marriage is similar that I cannot read this without tears. I’m still struggle to accept what happen to my 31 years marriage and 4 years dated was lies and secrets, but this story give me a little hope. Thank you so much for both sharing honest thoughts and actions.” m4michiko
“I read the book in a couple of days I could not put it down I felt like you were my friend I sat in the car in parking lots reading. It’s sad true and beautiful at the same time. Only someone like me that is walking in the same path can appreciate the honesty pain and destruction lies and infidelity bring to a human being. Thank you for sharing your story and making me feel less alone. I felt like I was being understood and my inner life is being seen through your heart of words poured in the page. I received an advance copy for free and leaving this review voluntarily. GOD bless you Noni” dan20ash5
“This true and real story of Infidelity and Betrayal and the recovery and repair work that Noni and David Yates did to remain married to each other is inspiring. As one who has also been betrayed by their husband, I felt the depths of anger, disappointment and disbelief that Noni experienced. Reading their story has given me more hope that my marriage can become restored after so many disclosures, lies and deceptions from my husband. This should be required reading by all husbands and wives who want to stay married after they find themselves reeling from the shock of disclosure by their spouse. It’s refreshing that Noni and David chose to stay married after David’s many affairs.” tsa5atcha
We sincerely thank you and pray that you have a truly blessed and safe Christmas. Seek blessings in the small things and always remember that what you focus on expands.
We’ll be back in 2022 continuing to support and stand with others on this journey.
All Glory and honour to Jesus, the humblest king of all!
With love and gratitude,
Noni and Dave XXX