God hates divorce and so do I
Writing is my therapy, so these words were inked long ago, but I kept them to myself because I didn’t have the guts to share and I didn’t want to accept the inevitable. Instead I snuck over to Kim Dewberry’s blog, “Transforming Normal.” Then the facts were thrust into the spotlight in front of the world so there’s no point in hiding the news I didn’t want to share – God hates divorce. Me too. If you don’t know how to respond:
My marriage of three decades is over. It’s definitely not what I want and I will always love the curly-headed football player I met in the halls of high school, but our versions of the past and future are irreconcilable.
Perhaps my book on forgiveness, my posts about a broken-heart and references to desperation for God make more sense now that you know. Friends have walked this hard road with me and I am eternally grateful. My life group embraced my fragile heart and ministered to me without judgment. I pray for my husband every day, especially that God raises up an army of men to support him with love and truth. He was a good man and did more right than he did wrong.Without my friends I couldn't get back up, without God I wouldn't want to #Divorce #friends Click To Tweet
The news I didn’t want to share – God hates divorce
Ex-wife feels like failure to me; a label I never wanted my family to wear. I’ll never be the same, none of us will, but I’m more whole than I’ve ever been. Suffering sanctifies and though I would not have chosen this hard path, I know Christ in a way I wouldn’t if I were on easy street.
Pray for us, not just me and the kids, but pray for my man too. And go visit Kim Dewberry on Facebook and check out her devotional.
Original drawing by Amy Smith. Used with permission.