What a man desires is unfailing love…
Proverbs 19:22 NIV
I think unfailing love is when someone…
Accepts you as you are and encourages you to grow to be your best self
Never gives up on you
Loves you unconditionally
Is always there for you forever and ever
Believes in you and celebrates life with you
Offers you grace and forgiveness when you fall short of their expectations.
After divorce, the love described above may seem like a mirage. Yet as humans we hunger for unfailing love. It is a part of our design.
Unfortunately, divorce leaves us vulnerable to meeting that need in unhealthy ways. The […]
Life was so stressful that I seemed to live with my fists clenched. It was how my body dealt with the tension. I knew I had the habit but still often found myself clenching my fists.
Divorce can do that to you. (As can so many things in life.)
I mentioned it to a pastor friend. He looked at his hand and clenched his fist just as he could see me clinching mine. “You’re not meant to go through life like this,” he said.
Slowly, he lifted his hands and opened his fingers palms up. He looked down at his palms and then […]
Dark skies and gray days leave us longing for the warmth and light of the sun. Too much time without the sun can leave us feeling down if not depressed. Likewise, the spin-off of divorce can color our days dark and gray leaving us feeling like we are in a constant shadow, hidden from the sun.
We cannot control all of the effects of divorce any more than we can control the weather. Things often just do not go our way. But how often do we choose to live in darkness when we could be walking in the light? How do […]