Through Christian Divorce
Hi, I’m Nancy
I went through a devastating divorce just like you might be doing right now.
Clearly, we live in a broken world.
There IS a perfect place of love that is coming, but it's not here yet.
So, seriously … how can God expect us to live a life of strength and abundance in this fractured world? And yet, God has placed a secret inside these circumstances that invite us to an amazing transformation!
Some of what happened to me is a perfect example of what I’m talking about…
During and after my marriage, I struggled for many years with depression, loneliness, a victim-mentality, financial challenges & unemployment.
Then shortly after the divorce, my mom passed away which sent me over the edge, straight into the great abyss of alcoholism.
Because I did just about anything in my power to push away the pain of this excruciating season of my life, my choices actually made this season drag on much longer and created way more destruction!
So, here's a really BIG SECRET I wish I had known back then...
...The fastest way out of the pain is to go through it!
Believe me when I tell you that I understand how terrible that probably sounds to you right now.
If you would have known me back then, you wouldn’t have wanted to know me!
BUT … today I am a completely different woman!
God took me by the hand and ever-so-patiently, taught me how to live by His principles.
Ya know what though? I’m nobody special.
(Well, actually, my mama told me we ALL are!) :)
The cool thing is, God has the same invitation for you!
He wants to be with you every single step of the way leading you toward the abundant life He has intended for you!
But… you have to be open to move towards the pain and let Him touch those super broken parts of your heart.
You’re gonna get dirty and you’re gonna get muddy, but, Sister, you’re gonna getting through it and you will be changed – for the rest of your life!
Joy & Freedom Await
There's good grief & bad grief.
"Bad grief" (usually recognized by escaping) goes nowhere except on the merry-go-round of ongoing pain.
"Good grief" still hurts a lot, but it's taking you somewhere!
There is PURPOSE in good grief and it ultimately gets you to the other side of the pain.
Hey, if you're going to be hurting anyway, why not have it be beneficial, right?!
So, I’m sorry to tell you, whichever way you look at it, there’s gonna be pain.
Take it from someone who really, really knows, if you try to push away the pain, it doesn’t go away.
It just prolongs your grief and creates MORE pain!
I pray with all my heart that you don’t make the same mistakes I did!
But, here’s the thing that any counselor will tell you:
If you allow the painful feelings to come,
you will actually make progress to get through your grief!
There IS freedom on the other side of your grief.
And, yes, you can even hope for genuine JOY to return to your life
Psalm 30:5b (Voice)
“The deepest pains may linger through the night, but joy greets the soul with the smile of the morning.”
There are predictable danger-zones throughout a breakup.
And since I stumbled into most of them, I decided to created this guide for you!
“The 7 Keys to Stability Through a Christian Divorce”
You are NOT alone!
It is my heart's cry to help Christian women navigate their divorce with as much integrity as humanly possible by using:
~ Coping strategies
~ Biblical principles
~ Professional expertise
~ Private support group
I'm with you, Sister!
No matter where you are in your journey, just know it gets better ...
and that God has great things planned!
(Even if you can't see that right now.)
It's my prayer that you can ...
without paralyzing emotions
without suffocating in the chaos
- even if the circumstances don’t change!
without overwhelming grief.