4 Myths about Divorce that Can Hurt Your Church – Part 1 of 4 in the Series When it comes to building and nourishing a marriage the message is clear, both partners have a responsibility. As Christian leaders we challenge each person to do all he or she can to honor the marriage covenant, build […]
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Entries by Renee Ettline
Fear is perhaps the most prevailing emotion associated with divorce. Fear of change, fear of the future, fear of being alone, fears for your children, and the list goes on. Fear rattles your cage and makes you desperate for a sense of security. Divorce gives us plenty of reasons to fear. Fear is a brutal […]
Yikes! A few years ago I broke my foot. Suddenly my plans for the next several weeks were brought to a halt. Okay, you’re hearing about my broken bone situation because it pales in comparison to all the ways divorce can bring abrupt and prolonged changes to a person’s life. Divorce slams the brakes on […]
Abuse is never okay. Abuse is never deserved. In addition to physical danger, abuse can hurt the victim and family in many ways. While this website isn’t about domestic violence, abuse can be a factor in divorce so we want to refer you to resources that may be of help.* Click the links below to […]
The day is fast approaching. In fact, it is looming large in your mind. In the past when this time of year rolled around you would be buying a card and maybe a gift for your spouse. There may have been a feeling of excitement in expectation of a special dinner, event, or even a […]
No. God doesn’t leave us. God is there. God is with you, right now. But, I understand the feeling because there were times when my marriage was ending that I too found it hard to feel God’s presence. But, God was there. I think we know divorce isn’t in God’s plan and that knowledge hangs […]
How do you tell the children you are divorcing? How will they react? How do you help them adjust? Children are always on the receiving end of divorce. Rarely is it what they would choose. Ideally, parents will work together for the good of their children even in divorce. But, if you’re dealing with an […]
What a great question. The ability to trust is so often a casualty of divorce, at least for a while. I mean, after you’ve been betrayed in one way or another, it’s normal to become afraid to take chances with your heart. The deeper the betrayal, the harder it is to learn to trust. And, […]
For me one of the worse things about separation and divorce was feeling like I failed. Marriage means so much to me. Yet, I felt like I failed my marriage, failed my vows, failed myself, failed my family, and failed God. I felt lower than I had ever felt in my life. Do you find […]
Do not be fooled. You cannot fool God. A man will get back whatever he plants! If a man does things to please his sinful old self, his soul will be lost. If a man does things to please the Holy Spirit, he will have life that lasts forever. Galatians 6:7-8 (NLV) If you’re being […]
Yesterday we had a bad storm and lost power. As the sun settled in the sky and the room darkened I realized just how very dependent on electricity I am. The pizza I had just prepared was quickly placed in the oven in the hopes that the oven would stay hot enough to cook it. […]
This Sunday is Easter. It’s an amazing time to focus on the power of God. Not only that, it’s a wonderful time to be reminded of just how very special you are to the Creator of all the universe. Yes, you! God loves you enough to send his only son to die for your sins. […]
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