Divorce & Finding Peace

One of the most difficult, darkest experiences in life can be dealing with a divorce. I think most would agree the breakup of a family is entirely something to be avoided if at all possible, as it affects not just oneself but so many others. But sometimes the choice is made for us, and we just have to deal with it as best we can.

When I went through this quite a number of years ago, a local church in North Seattle sponsored a class called divorce care. It was a group that met once a week for 12 weeks, and they explored all the facets that touch us in the midst of that kind of pain and uncertainty from a Christian worldview.

To me, this well thought out Divorce Care program was extremely helpful. It continues today in churches everywhere. As I was in a very vulnerable time of life, it helped me be aware of what to focus on and even what not to do when in this kind of broken state.

I would also suggest this program to anyone contemplating divorce. One should be aware of the repercussions, and also be aware of other options. The course even covers reconciliation in one session, which may often look impossible to many… yet the impossible does happen.

This reason I’m sharing this now is because I happened to notice there are a number of Divorce Care groups beginning this coming week. Search out one close to you or someone you know who can use some help through this season of life.

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  1. JamesL_4 posted on 09/04/2013 09:14 AM
    My wife and I have been together for 20 years now, actually married for just over 17 of those years. We have both agreed that divorce would not be an option because we have each other 'trained' the way we want, and to go through that process again would be unbearable. Plus, I am madly in like with her still! ;-)

    Great post for anyone going through divorce, though because I had to watch my own parents go through it. Definitely not the best thing to endure.
  2. JanetS_0317 posted on 09/06/2013 10:41 PM
    I was divorced 2 years ago after 25 years of marriage. I attended divorce care and actually went through the series 3 times! It provided support and encouragement as well as valuable information. I highly recommend Divorce Care to anyone contemplating divorce, or who is separated or already divorced. It is a wonderful reminder that healing can happen, that God is faithful, and that He can use something as painful as divorce for His glory!
  3. ChristinaA_4 posted on 09/10/2013 02:44 PM
    The book "How God Can And Will Restore Your Marriage" helped me to avoid a divorce when my husband wanted out. I gained a so much deeper faith and relationship with the Lord in the process. God is so good!
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