I have really struggled with coming to terms with being a "divorced" woman. It's embarrassing, it is heart-wrenching, and it is just plain hard to handle. Anyone who thinks it's been no big deal to me is dead wrong. Many have talked about me, confronted me with how they feel, and condemned me for preceding with the divorce.
As I was reading our lesson for this week from our smart stepfamilies book, I came across this paragraph and wanted to share. There might be someone out there in blog world that needs to hear this...or maybe I just need to hear it myself and see it written down in order to start healing my heart.
"The answer to the question 'How does God feel about me and my less-than-perfect family situation?' is this: God loves and forgives the imperfect people in stepfamilies the same way he loves and forgives the imperfect people in biological families. Furthermore, people in stepfamilies are not 'second-rate Christians,' simply because there is no such thing as a 'first-rate Christian.' We're all sinners and all less than perfect. All our families are less than ideal. And we all need a Savior." - p. 58 in "The Smart Stepfamily" by Ron L. Deal