People often ask me if a divorced Christian has to remain single. Some Christian churches teach that marrying again is a sin. Many Christian churches do not teach that. Why the discrepancy? It seems to depend on your approach to the Scriptures. More insight can be gained when we look at the times in which […]
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Is finding peace after divorce at the top your list of New Year’s resolutions? I hope so because becoming intentional about healing is really important if you want to move your life forward. I mean, this year has to be better than last year, right? It can be. Although divorce can leave your life feeling […]
Elvis Presley recorded the classic song Blue Christmas in 1957. That’s a long time ago for a tune that is still on the radio. I imagine you’re familiar with its lyrics of, “I’ll have a blue Christmas without you.” The song hits home for anyone who faces Christmas after divorce. Christmas highlights our losses and […]
Christmas was approaching and all I wanted to do was hide. My life-long love of all things merry had vanished. Just a few days before I had been told my first marriage was about to end. “Joy to the World” wasn’t exactly my holiday sentiment as the word divorce echoed in my head. I was […]
The earth seemed to be moving under my feet as divorce and fear of the future became my reality. There was so much uncertainly. Would I be okay? Could I recover financially? How would I overcome loneliness? Would I ever be loved again? I wanted something to cling to that would provide me stability. The […]
Are you struggling to understand what the Scriptures say about divorce? Has divorce left you confused about your relationship with God? If you answered yes to either or both of these questions, you’re not alone. To fully understand the Scriptures about divorce it’s important to look at the context and times in which they were […]
“How do I forgive my ex? Do you really believe I can?” Yes, I actually believe it is an important thing to do. Forgiving someone who has wronged you can seem like a pretty far-fetched idea. And, there are a lot of realities that may make forgiving your ex hard. I hear them all the […]
Divorce anxiety seemed to loom so large that I lived with my fists clenched. It was one way my body dealt with the tension. I often clinched my fists without even realizing it. Divorce can do that to you. A pastor friend noticed one day. Then he looked at his hands and clenched his fists […]
Post Update: As of September 1, 2020 FOX news is reporting that divorces are now up 34%. This announcement makes Christian divorce support groups more important to churches and communities than ever. Please read the original post below for more information. Take uncertainty, intense media reports, financial instability, and other stresses of a pandemic and […]
Obsessing over my divorce seemed unavoidable. How could everything have gone so wrong? It was like the earth was moving under my feet. I tried to make sense of it all. How could I have ended up dealing with divorce? Why did he do this or that? What should I have done differently? Adding to […]
It is a haunting question…Is God mad at me because of divorce? As a Christian you know God doesn’t like divorce. You know marriage is a sacred covenant meant to last a lifetime. You married with the intention of forever but despite your best efforts it didn’t turn out that way. So the question lingers, […]
Co-parenting when your ex has different values from your own can be frustrating. As a Christian you want your children to grow up with Christian values. But, what do you do when their other parent is living with a very different set of values? How can you control for the negative influence this might be […]
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