Let’s Create Divorce Ceremonies, Church!

Let’s Create Divorce Ceremonies, Church!

Wedding Ceremonies usually happen in a church or with a minister. The celebratory union of two lives is blessed by God, sealed by vows, and witnessed by family and friends. In contrast, divorces happen in a courtroom with a judge. There is no blessing, a gavel seals,...
The Surprising Gift of Divorce

The Surprising Gift of Divorce

I can link many of my insecurities to my parent’s divorce. I can also link many of my greatest blessings, including my husband, to my parent’s divorce. It’s one of the juxtapositions that cause us to lie awake and ponder the healing grace of our God.  When I was eight...
The Hard Work of Healing from Divorce

The Hard Work of Healing from Divorce

There were two fears I carried early in life, two circumstances I begged God to never allow happen: losing a child and divorce. I’m not quite sure why those two particular issues scared me as they did—maybe because I’ve seen the devastation loss like that creates in...
Uncoupled, but not Unhinged

Uncoupled, but not Unhinged

There’s a gradual uncoupling that occurs when a marriage comes to an end. Coworkers may notice the woman who begins more sentences with “I” than “We.” Invitations once accepted are now turned down. Churchgoers may notice that a previously coupled person now attends...
Beyond Chocolates and Lingerie

Beyond Chocolates and Lingerie

Lost in the words on my screen, I felt a presence from my past. Faded pain welled-up in my heart as a casual conversation with the woman at the café table beside mine shifted. Hesitantly I turned the conversation, aware it could be too much for both of us. Her...

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