Christian divorce can be confusing for everyone. Fellow Christians don’t know what to say and church staff can be lost as to how to help. This means opportunities to support healing may be missed. This series of 4 posts dispels myths about divorce and intends to inspire the church and its members to reach out […]
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Entries by Renee Ettline
Divorce adds turmoil to everyone’s life and so it’s not surprising when separation anxiety surfaces in children of divorce. There are so many unknowns. When will I see my other parent again? Am I still loved? Are you going to leave me too? Some separation anxiety is normal. Parents can often help a child work […]
Would I ever be able to stop thinking about my divorce? I wasn’t sure. Questions and memories swirled in my mind. Their ever presence was wearying. I felt haunted by my marriage and divorce. I replayed conversations, relived conflicts, and re-asked questions over and over again. Why did he leave? What could I have done […]
The joys and trials of parenting take on new dimensions when you and your children are coping with divorce. Even so, basic age-related developmental issues still exist. So, today guest blogger Kristin Louis joins us to share resources she has found to provide tips and insights into the stages children typically go through as they […]
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 […]
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 […]
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