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: 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: 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: 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.
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.
You can survive divorce and even thrive! Do you feel like you are emotionally bleeding but no hospital can make it stop? Like you are a dead woman walking? Like you'll never be able to climb your way out of this heavy, suffocating place? Know this: With Jesus, you'll make it out, and you'll be okay. Jen Grice had to stop fighting for a marriage that had been dead for years and then had to work through the trauma of divorce proceedings and life thereafter. It wasn't easy, just as your own struggle isn't. But now Jen is healing and whole, as you can be. In this book, Jen holds your hand as you walk through the pain. - See a way out of the darkness of divorce-into the light. - Discover a hope-filled, fully redeemed future ahead. - Find hope in a devastating time. There is no roadmap through this foreign territory we call divorce, but here are those who have gone before us to light the way. As Jen shares her personal healing story, she points out God's promises and His healing and protection that will help you not only survive this difficult time but eventually thrive.
Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.
Author: Bill Butterworth
Release Date: 2009-02-04
Genre: Family & Relationships
It’s the End of Your Marriage–Not Your Life. Few experiences bring more pain than divorce. Like the death of a loved one, divorce plunges us into grief and loneliness, heartache and depression. Perhaps worst of all, divorce makes us believe that all that is meaningful and joyful has come to an end. Do not believe it. Better Days Are Just Ahead. You already know that divorce is one of the greatest challenges you will ever face. Yet it also can trigger tremendous growth in several key areas, including your relationships, the way you see yourself, and how you live out your faith. No one is calling divorce a blessing. But it is something that you will live through and that can help to powerfully transform you into the person God has created you to be. Whether you are in the earliest stages of divorce, are newly single again, are processing an earlier divorce, or know someone whose marriage is ending, New Life After Divorce offers encouragement and hope that this new life will be a good life–and the promise that healing, strength, purpose, and joy are around the corner. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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.
Have you ever been lied to by a lover? In this straightforward and supportive book, therapist Susan Forward profiles the wide variety of liars, shows you how to deal with the lies -- from the benign to the lethal -- that these men spin, and gives practical strategies to stop them before they ruin your relationship and, ultimately, your life. Once you find out the truth about your lover and his lies, what do you do? Forward offers practical, proven, step-by-step methods for healing the wounds caused by his deception and betrayal. She provides all the communication and behavioral techniques you need to deal with a lover's lies, telling you exactly what to say, when and how to respond to his reactions, and how to present your requirements for staying in the relationship. With understanding and compassion, she helps you decide whether your relationship can be saved and shows you how to move beyond doubt and regret if you feel that it can't. But whether you stay or go, you can learn to love and trust again.
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.
Are you struggling with faith because your problems feel like they will never end? Are you having trouble seeing the light at the end of the tunnel? Do you need help with spiritual growth? How to Walk on Water gets to the root of why so many Christians miss the life lessons that God is trying to teach. It offers thoughts and tips to help Christians get spiritual gold out of their trials. Through the lens of her own life and spiritual growth, the author uses her personal story and counseling examples to show how God can take you from the prison of trials to the palaces of victory. We often feel weak and struggle to survive while waiting on God to change our circumstances. We face depression and loss of hope during turbulent times. How to Walk on Water is a reminder that God never forgets us and that soaring above our tribulations doesn’t always mean happy feelings. Soaring means having strong enough wings to hold steady against the wind.