Dealing with Separation or Divorce
Helping Others Walk Through Marital Chaos
Nobody sets out wanting a marital divorce or separation. But the unfortunate reality is that Christians are separating and divorcing at the same rate as the unbelieving world. Every week, thousands of women sit silently in homes and churches across the country agonizing over their crumbling marriages with nowhere to turn. Families are left broken and fragmented engulfed in pain and grief trying to figure out what’s next. What can you do if you find yourself in this situation? Or how can you come alongside the women in your life who are facing a marriage crisis?
While this is not an exhaustive list of helps, it’s our hope that these resources will be a starting place for encouragement, help, and hope as you work through a marriage failure or come alongside someone else in theirs.
Books on Separation
I Want To Stay Married, But How? Empowering Christian Women in Marriage by Kathy Schoenborn
In I Want To Stay Married, But How?, author Kathy Schoenborn provides a resource to women in difficult marriages that will help them find strength and courage through their relationship with God and the skills they need to put feet on how to love and accept their spouses without accepting bad behavior. Real life marriage stories are used throughout the book providing help and hope to begin working on a difficult marriage. Each chapter provides some personal application questions to further help readers. Available on amazon.com or iwanttostaymarriedbuthow.com
Hope for the Separated: Wounded Marriages Can Be Healed by Gary Chapman
Many women find themselves in marital conflict that can lead to a separation. But does separation have to mean the end? You may not feel like reconciling. You may not see hope for a reunion. But the biblical ideal for a separated couple is reconciliation. So how do you do it? When things just aren’t working out, and even when your spouse has abandoned your trust, there is hope. This book will help you see how your marriage can be restored. However, recognizing that restoration will not happen for everyone, Dr. Chapman also gives insightful advice for those who experience the pain of divorce.
Books for Divorce Recovery
When the Vow Breaks: A Survival and Recovery Guide for Christians Facing Divorce by Joseph Warren Kniskern
Written by a Christian who has lived through an unwanted divorce. This book is a valuable resource for those facing the dilemma and reality of divorce. In this divorce recovery guide you will find practical advice on kids, finances, anger, depression, and loneliness as well as a comprehensive study on what the Bible says about marriage and divorce.
Divorce Recovery: Growing and Healing God’s Way by Winston T. Smith
Divorce recovery is a small booklet that offers help in a big way to all those going through divorce. Marriage is described by God as “two people becoming one.” Divorce is pulling that oneness apart. It hurts. But God delights in restoring what is broken. The book gives specific directions for facing each new day that will help you and your children heal.
Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce.
DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.
DivorceCare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable DivorceCare resources to help you deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life.
There are thousands of DivorceCare divorce recovery support groups meeting throughout the US, Canada, and in other countries around the world. There’s one meeting near you!
Connect with a DivorceCare group today:
US: 800-489-7778; International: 919-562-2112
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