Does Divorce Leave You Feeling Like Half a Person?

11150997_sIt hurts when the person you love and committed your life to betrays your trust and ends your marriage. It hurts whether the person declared they wanted a divorce or acted in a way that left you feeling you had to file for divorce. The pain is real but why does it hurt so much?

And the Two Shall Become One

When your marriage falls apart you may initially feel like a part of you has been physically, spiritually, and emotionally torn away. This is especially true if you still stand by your marriage vows. In your very being, you have experienced two becoming one.

… a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24 NIV)

Marriage unites two people into one. Because of this, it can be easy to feel less than whole when a marriage ends. Feeling less than whole can make it harder to accept divorce as your reality. That’s why it is so important to be proactive about healing from divorce and to understand the truth about God.

Only Christ Can Make You Whole

Despite how it feels, you are not less than whole when you divorce. Personal wholeness does not come from another human being. It comes only from a relationship with God.

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12 NIV)

Seek to know God and receive his love as you travel the journey of healing from divorce. Seek to have God complete you before seeking a new marriage partner. Only a right relationship with God can complete you.

Grow in Him and he will reveal his will for your life and it will be good. Seek the Lord in all things and he will guide your path and make you whole. God specializes in renewal!

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