March 25



In this deeply moving episode, we explore a story that powerfully embodies the journey from betrayal to breakthrough, shedding light on the profound impacts of addiction, loss, and recovery on family dynamics, faith, and personal growth.

Guest Story:

Our guest Ken Guidroz shares an incredibly personal and heartbreaking story that may resonate with many of our listeners. His 27-year-old son, struggling with a decade-long opioid addiction, was involved in a tragic accident that led to a man’s death. This event not only brought unimaginable challenge and sorrow to the family but also led to profound introspection and transformation.

Challenges Faced:

  • The personal struggle of dealing with addiction within the family.
  • The impact of a tragic accident on the guest’s son and the entire family.
  • Navigating the complexities of emotions, including feelings of betrayal by a loved one and even by God.
  • The effects on his marriage and parenting approach.

Book Highlight:

Ken discusses his award-winning book, “Letters to My Son in Prison,” a poignant compilation of letters exchanged between him and his son. The book delves into the themes of betrayal, forgiveness, and the unyielding hope for redemption and transformation.

Key Insights:

  • Parenting: Reflections on what was learned through this harrowing experience and how it has shaped a new approach to parenting.
  • Relationship with Son: The path to overcoming a decade of disappointment and addiction through heartfelt communication and support.
  • Faith Rediscovered: A journey of finding God and spirituality beyond the confines of traditional religious practices.
  • Marriage Resilience: Insights into how the marriage was tested and the unconventional compromises made to navigate through the toughest times.

This episode is a testament to the power of resilience, the possibility of transformation in the face of despair, and the strength found in forgiveness and renewed faith. Join us as we navigate these delicate topics with compassion, offering hope and insights to those facing similar struggles.

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Connect with Us:

We invite you to share your thoughts, stories, and insights with us. Connect through our social media channels or email us directly. Your story could be a beacon of hope for someone in the midst of their struggle.

Remember, you’re not alone on this journey.


About the author 

Dr. Debi

A Trusted Resource in an Untrusting Niche

Dr. Debi Silber, founder of The PBT (Post Betrayal Transformation) Institute https://thepbtinstitute.com is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author, holistic psychologist, a health, mindset and personal development expert who’s created a proven multi-pronged approach to help people heal (physically, mentally and emotionally) from the trauma of betrayal.

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