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When Trying Doesn’t Count – Divorce 101

This is something I’ve been meaning to share with you for awhile and a heartbreaking blog post shared by a lovely and similarly hurting friend this morning reminded me it was time.  One of the hardest things about going through a divorce, especially in a community that (rightly, I think) places a great deal of emphasis on… Continue reading When Trying Doesn’t Count – Divorce 101

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Divorce 101: When You Say Nothing at All

Speaking of things not to say to your divorced, soon-to-be-divorced, or in-a-struggling-marriage friends, here’s a big one: Nothing. This comes with a caveat, because of course I’ve told you before that sometimes nothing is the best thing to say. Sometimes. With some friends. In some situations. However, knowing when to shut one’s mouth is a… Continue reading Divorce 101: When You Say Nothing at All

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Divorce 101- Just Saying

Divorce, as previously discussed, has a tendency to be…a touchy subject.  The last time we had this conversation I was somewhat surprised by the type of response I received, both online and in person. I had a few people with similar marriage struggles express empathy with my situation, but most conversations I had about it were with… Continue reading Divorce 101- Just Saying

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Divorce 101- Dear Stranger Across the Aisle,

Recently I read an article about how churches deal with divorce. Or don’t, that is. Mainly its point was that if you get divorced your children will be less religious than their peers from intact homes as a result. The theory was that churches used to speak against divorce but don’t anymore and more marriages are… Continue reading Divorce 101- Dear Stranger Across the Aisle,