Linda J. MacDonald, MS, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 30 years' experience specializing in helping couples and individuals heal from infidelity. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 1988 with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has been in private practice since 1987 and currently works at The Shepherd's Center in the Pacific Northwest.
She felt compelled to write "How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair" due to the lack of material that offered practical steps for unfaithful spouses who want to salvage their marriages after an affair. Her goal was NOT to write a comprehensive book on affairs, marriage enrichment, sex addiction, or other topics. Her hope was to reach betraying spouses who want specific guidance on how to take care of "their side of the fence" and become healing persons to their traumatized spouses.
Along with her love of counseling, Linda is a workshop leader, freelance writer, and author of the widely used one-act play, Broken Heart, with estimated audiences of over 3 million worldwide. She has conducted workshops on a variety of topics, such as: Healing the Trauma from the Drama, Healthy Dating, Healing the Root of Bitterness, The Healing Power of Apology, Conflict Resolution, Healing Abandonment Grief, Recovering from Intimate Betrayal, and Recovering from an Affair-Sparked Divorce. She also conducts therapy groups for folks seeking support and help to recover from spousal abandonment.
Linda is married to Dan MacDonald who is the pastor of DuPont Community Presbyterian Church. They have four adult children and 7 grandchildren between them and enjoy such activities as hiking, kayaking, camping, reading, and long walks. They also enjoy doing volunteer work with Celebrate Recovery, teaching opportunities, marriage education, and retreats.
Check out Linda's website for free articles and lists of helpful resources:
She also offers free podcasts and videos on her "Blog" page: https://www.lindajmacdonald.com/blog
Her hard-hitting e-book, written to spiritually challenge unfaithful persons who are considering leaving their spouses for the affair partner, can be found: https://www.lindajmacdonald.com/publications/who-will-you-become