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When The Family Shatters

‘Forgive as the Lord forgave you.’ Colossians 3:13 NIV

When divorce shatters your family, how can you help your children? First, stop talking about who doesn’t accept them, and surround them with people who do. As a parent your love can go a long way towards compensating for another’s neglect. Remind them that ‘Ken’ and ‘Barbie’ are just dolls, and prepare them to live in the real world. Encourage them to be strong, not self-pitying.

As they get older teach them that if they meet someone they have to ‘change’ in order to ‘love’, they haven’t met the right one. When love is right it can live with strengths and weaknesses under the same roof, because ‘love covers over a multitude of sins.’ (1 Peter 4:8 NIV) Real love covers a mistake like an insurance policy covers a driver in an accident. Don’t use your children as weapons to get back at one another. Be sure they understand that you are the one who got divorced, not them. Explain that someone can be unsuited as a companion but still be a good parent. When you take away the blame, you take away the shame and everybody can move forward. Bitterness is a thief, but you don’t have to let it steal your peace, your creativity, your song, or your hope for a better future.

Remember, that was then—this is now. There must be a ‘now’ for you and your children, so let it begin today. God’s promise is: ‘I am about to do something new.’ (Isaiah 43:19 NLT) So you can start over and rebuild.

written by Bob Gass
Hi Lady! Thank you for this. I am going to try to get a sister to come over and read this. God Bless You! Peace and Love! :smile: :love:
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Thank you for these words of encouragement @ladylovesJesus

Hopefully the words will help many, we all end up in situations in life and wonder how did it come to this, but they have happened and we cannot lay look to move forward from them.

Have Faith in God through Jesus
Have Hope in God who answers prayers
Let the Love of God lead you at all times

Faith, Hope and Love and the greatest of these is LOVE.

Love is kind, Love is gentle, Love is caring, Love is patient, Love never hurts but always heals.

What ever we are coping with today we must never forget, yesterday is history, today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Yesterday is history, it has gone we cannot change it, tomorrow is in the future, today is a gift, a special gift, a day of new beginnings.

This is the day that the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Jesus said, Love one another as I have love you.