Author: Elisabeth Klein Corcoran
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Release Date: 2013-10-01
To be a separated or divorced Christian is to be an anomaly, a scandal. No one knows what box to put you in or what to do with you, and this no man’s land—pun intended—can be a very isolating and core-shaking place to dwell. Elisabeth Klein Corcoran knows from experience. After extensive counseling, mentoring, 12-step groups, many tears, and even more prayers, Elisabeth found her 16-year marriage ending in separation and divorce. A believer completely in love with Jesus, Elisabeth was alone, drowning in a sea of emotions, and questioning how to navigate her way through the end of her marriage. Elisabeth walks readers through the varied emotions of being newly single in this collection of vulnerable and hopeful essays, expounding on some of the most common struggles of divorce: anger, faith, guilt, loneliness, and more. What started as an article for Crosswalk.com, has turned into a calling to soothe broken hearts with stories, prayer, action steps, and Scripture readings, helping readers hold on to profound faith and reassurance in the one Love that will never die. Whether separated, newly divorced, and just considering divorce, women will find hope and comfort in these short, but dynamic readings.
Author: Joseph Warren Kniskern
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Now an official resource of the nationwide DivorceCare ministry, this new edition of When the Vow Breaks offers practical advice to Christians regarding the top five felt needs and issues that result from facing divorce: kids, finances, anger, depression, and loneliness. In this sensitive and thorough guide, author/attorney Joseph Warren Kniskern recounts the emotions of his own failed marriage and shares a comprehensive study on what the Bible says about marriage and divorce. More important, he shows how God continues to work in people’s lives to provide hope and encouragement in the aftermath of divorce. Kniskern also provides important insights about how to seek reconciliation, secure proper marriage counseling, find a good attorney, and negotiate settlements and custody issues.
Author: Steve Grissom
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
There is joy, strength, and healing available to you in the midst of separation or divorce. Things may look bleak right now. Your world is a mix of shock, anger, hurt, and hopelessness. Many of the people around you don't understand the depth of your pain or the complexity of the challenges you face. You feel rejected, betrayed, and exhausted. You wonder if the pain will ever end. But recovery from separation and divorce is possible. In this 365-day devotional, you will meet men and women who have come through the darkness of separation and divorce and who now walk in the bright hope of God's love and healing. You will be encouraged and inspired by some of today's most respected and well-known Christian leaders and psychologists, including Kay Arthur, Dr. Tim Clinton, H. Norman Wright, and Dr. Tony Evans. The daily readings and heartfelt prayers in DivorceCare affirm God's love for you. You'll discover that the divorce process can be a powerful catalyst for good in your life, transforming deep loss into meaningful growth with God. "DivorceCare is the finest material . . . it will provide help, hope, and healing for your life and family." -- Dr. Dennis Rainey, President, FamilyLifeTM "DivorceCare is a wonderful combination of wise advice and assurances that God still loves you." -- Dr. Tim Clinton, President, American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) "This devotional encourages, inspires, and brings hope to healing hearts. Daily you will be reminded that you are loved, cared for, and can face life with a renewed confidence that comes only from God." -- Dr. Linda Mintle, Author of Divorce Proofing Your Marriage and Breaking Free from Anger and Unforgiveness
Author: Connie Wetzell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2014-01-28
You never thought divorce would happen to you. But it did. You may feel traumatized, relieved, hopeful, afraid, or all of the above. What choices will help you heal? How can you minimize the trauma for your kids? When is too soon to date…and what about sex? How can you learn from your mistakes instead of repeating them? And where is God in all of this? Michelle and Connie have been where you are. They’re Christian women who are a little ahead of you on the journey. Michelle was divorced seven years and now is happily remarried. Connie is ten years into the journey and at peace with being single. They’ve each made good choices and their fair share of mistakes. In this book they rally their collective experience to help you navigate some of the twists and turns of the post-divorce journey, avoid pitfalls, and emerge stronger and more confident. This is not one of those authoritative, “do as we say” tomes. It’s a woman-to-woman, been-there-done-that, faithful, and hopeful approach to such topics as acceptance, forgiveness, loneliness, online dating (or “CON-line dating”), sex, money, respect, finding friends, and caring for your physical, financial, and spiritual health. Most of all, it’s a powerful reassurance that no matter what has happened or what may happen next, God still has good plans for you. You will live and laugh and love again. This book can help you do it.
Author: Sue Birdseye
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-02-21
With abandonment and adultery, there is no five-step plan for survival, but there can be hope and healing. When Happily Ever After Shatters will be a comfort to those who grieve in solitude, and a hope-filled practical guide for those whose lives have changed irrevocably. Susan Birdseye will help readers learn to honor God when there is no hope of restoration, survive abandonment in and out of marriage, glorify God during a divorce, walk children gracefully through the crisis as a single parent, please God as a single person, again, and truly forgive the one who wronged them.
Author: Anna T. Merrill, Esq.
Publisher: Seraphim Press
Release Date: 2015-02-16
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average woman's family income drops by 37% after divorce. Do you know what assets or how much alimony or child support you are entitled to receive? Has your spouse threatened to leave you penniless? Have you spoken to an attorney and gotten sticker-shock? Do you earn too much money to qualify for free legal aid? Are you unable to decipher the scary-looking legal forms your spouse keeps sending you in the mail? This book was written to help the low- and moderate-income women the legal system has abandoned by walking a hypothetical self-represented woman step-by-step through the divorce process. Including: 1. How to prepare financially to stand on your own two feet; 2. What the court can, and cannot do for you; 3. 'Legwork' that can save you money on legal fees and help you get a better outcome; 4. How much child support and alimony you might be entitled to receive; 5. How to show a judge that your spouse is lying about his assets and income; 6. What property you are entitled to receive … and should ask for; 7. Ways vindictive ex-spouses can screw you over; 8. Real life dirty tricks, traps, and pitfalls highlighted so you can avoid them; 9. How to find a good attorney, save legal fees, or piece together legal services if you can't afford a full-service attorney; 10. Mediation … benefits and pitfalls; 11. How to dig up information your spouse doesn't want you to know (discovery) like an attorney does; 12. Common court forms and how to fill them out; 13. Separation Agreements dissected and clarified (including a sample boilerplate); 14. Sample discovery requests and motions; 15. Sample hearing scripts for common court hearings (including Temporary Orders and Trial); 16. Restraining orders … how to get one … how to keep one; 17. Custody disputes … 'fatal flaws' and how you can fix them. Everything you NEVER wanted to know about divorce … but need to come up to speed … FAST!!! This is the only self-help legal book written by someone who was once in your shoes who later went back to school to become an attorney! 550 pages + bonus printable Separation Agreement forms Legal Disclaimer: This book is not meant to constitute legal advice. Please consult with a local attorney before making any decisions which might affect your legal rights. The author is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and uses Massachusetts examples in the text. Kirkus Review: "Attorney Merrill leads women through the complicated process of divorce while warning against common mistakes, including how to document assets, estimate child support and alimony, and even, if necessary, obtain restraining orders. She discusses many topics related to asset division and child custody, including marital debt and visitation rights. The book is aimed at the broadest possible audience, but it also discusses variations in state laws. A solid, informative self-help divorce guide." Cape Cod Times: "Here is a book that will be indispensable to a certain segment of the reading public. Attorney Anna Merrill has spent the past decade working with a variety of nonprofits ... I think one can say that she has seen up close the effect on women of bad relationships and divorce. Now that experience has been set down in a sizable reference work of text, worksheets, graphics and more that will help women fortify themselves for divorce and protect their interests." Note: due to the extensive use of charts and tables, this book is only available in a .pdf format. Mid-sized e-reading devices can best read this book by turning your e-reader horizontally, but if you generally read on a Smart Phone, the text will become too small for you to read. 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Kristin began her recovery from divorce to professional cyclist Lance Armstrong with a ring of 3 x 5 note cards. Each one held a hand-selected passage of scripture that helped her cope and survive that stage of her life. Now, in this powerful daily devotional, Kristin offers the same inspiring verses that helped transform her heart and complements them with her own compassionate, personal messages of faith and love. HAPPILY EVER AFTER is a year long daily devotional designed to help women through one of life's most difficult times. Each entry contains a Bible verse and personal reflection from Kristin, helping readers maintain an open heart through their pain, confide in God at every stage of grief and despair, and forgiving those who have hurt them because they have been forgiven by God's grace. As readers continue on their road to recovery, Kristin's spiritually rejuvenating devotional will bring new hope to each passing day of divorce recovery.
Author: Kari West
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Release Date: 2005-04-01
In 1998, Kari West and Noelle Quinn gave readers their hard-won but hope-filled insights in "When He Leaves." Responding to ongoing reader requests, HarvestHouse is re-releasing this compelling, one-of-a-kind book in a new edition. How can a woman cope...survive...and even thrive again after divorce? There are no easy answers. Kari West and Noelle Quinn offer their experience and companionship to the reader along a road she never wanted to walk as they urge her to "hang on!" and... admit to the all-but-unbearable pain start to grasp God's love and acceptance at a new level rebuild life...and learn to laugh and love again Readers will return again and again to the deeply practical and heartfelt counsel offered by Kari and Noelle.
Author: Tony Campolo
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Release Date: 2010-06-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
The contemporary college campus is filled with spiritual surprises, daily dilemmas, and difficult questions and this book offers the help and heart to walk into the jungle of campus life as a Christian. Will the Christian faith hold up under the scrutiny of the new knowledge and ideas that bombarded students on the college campus? Tony Campolo and Dr. Will Willimon—college professors and seasons authors and speakers—insist that the Christian faith is not threatened by tough questions. They maintain that some of the greatest minds the human race has produced have put hard questions to Jesus and come away stronger in their faith and more convinced of its truth than ever before. Whether you are a committed Christian or one who is still exploring the Christian faith, this book will provide sound answers to difficult questions. Open this book and find the help and heart to walk into the jungle of campus life and walk out more than a conqueror.
Author: Kay Arthur
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Divorce is painful. Take comfort in God as healer and counselor. With divorce comes many questions, pain, and frustration. What am I going to do? How will I survive? What about the children? What will people think of me? What does God think of me? So how can you get through this? Live with it? Through this six-week study you’ll discover solid, biblical insights to help you or a loved one recover from the grief over the end of a marriage. Find practical advice and encouragement, as well as reassurance of God's love and redemptive power at work in even the most difficult situations as you move forward with a godly perspective on your new reality. 40 minutes a week could change your life! The 40-Minute Bible Studies series from the teaching team at Precepts Ministries International tackles the topics that matter to you. These inductive study guides, designed to be completed in just six 40-minutes lessons with no homework required, help you discover for yourself what God says and how it applies to your life today. With the leader’s note and Bible passages included right in the book, each self-contained study is a powerful resource for personal growth and small-group discussion.
When divorce has left you feeling like an open−heart surgery patient without the anesthetic, where can you go for divorce care? Divorce to Wholeness has stories from women just like you−those who have been through a tragedy they did not want, and found recovery. Authors Michelle Borquez and Sharon Kay Ball can promise you this: you will live, you will laugh, and you will love again. Walk through Christian divorce recovery with these women who know how terrible you feel. You will survive just like they did, and gain incredible divorce advice to one day give hope to others. Sharon Kay Ball shares her journey through the waves and deserting sands of divorce. When it felt like Jesus was miles away on a ship sailing farther and farther in the opposite direction, he was actually right beside her. Likening her divorce to the stormy seas, Sharon Kay Ball shares the humiliating feelings that kept her from accepting God's plan. Life after divorce was hard for Sharon. Juggling kids and a job as a psychotherapist made it hard for her to allow herself to go through the proper steps of divorce recovery. Divorce to Wholeness lists the stages of life after divorce and eases worried moms and working professionals alike in their struggle for a balanced life. Licensed counselor Sharon Kay Ball gives practical advice on steps to freedom and how to deal with divorce. Divorce to Wholeness will bring you hope and wholeness. It will speak to your heart and will strengthen your faith. It includes questions and Scripture passages − along with space to journal.