This podcast is for everyone. Even if separation or divorce isn’t a part of your story, there is likely someone you love that is walking through divorce and you need to know what’s going on in the heart of that person to support them.

It takes two people to make a marriage, but just one person to make divorce happen. Mark and I have committed our lives to helping marriages in crisis. We often have a front row seat at watching God work in those relationships, but the reality is that not all marriages make it. If you’ve experienced separation or divorce, I’m so very sorry. I know the pain is tangible.

My guest, Tracie Miles is the author of five best-selling books with her most recent release being Living Unbroken: Reclaiming Your Life and Your Heart After DivorceIn this conversation, we dig into what happens to your heart when divorce is a part of your story, how to navigate life when the future is uncertain, where God is in all of this, and how we can help someone that is walking through an unwanted divorce. I hope this conversation is an encouragement to you!

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My Key Takeaways:

1) The journey isn’t easy, but it does get easier. If you are walking through a divorce, you are likely feeling the loss of your family unit, broken dreams, anger, and even fear. And I just want to assure you that it’s okay to be feeling all those things. You need time to process all the pain you are feeling, but the beautiful truth is that we don’t have to be stuck there forever. Know that this is not forever, God is still in control, and He is walking with you through this pain.

2) “The end of your marriage is not the end of you.” This is so important. It’s easy to feel lost and question who you are without your marriage. While divorce might be the end of that relationship, it is NOT the end of you. You have hobbies, talents, and skills. You are still a whole person, and loved by God, even if your marriage is no longer a part of your journey.

3) For those looking to support someone going through a divorce, simply communicate, “I’m here for you.” If someone you love is going through divorce, understand that they are likely feeling judged by others, like they are a failure, and they likely want to avoid questions. They need you to affirm that they are supported without judgment. Consider finding education from others that have already walked through a divorce, continue to invite them to activities, offer to bring them groceries, and invite them to sit with you at church so they don’t have to be alone.

About Tracie:

Tracie Miles is an author of five best selling books with her most recent releases being Living Unbroken: Reclaiming Your Life and Your Heart After Divorce, Love Life Again and Unsinkable Faith. She’s releasing a 2nd edition of her first book Stress Less Living in August of this year, and will be launching a Living Unbroken video series and study guide curriculum for faith-based support groups in the spring of 2022. She is contributing author to the popular Zondervan NIV Women’s Devotional Bible and is a monthly contributing writer for the Proverbs 31 Ministries Encouragement for Today daily devotions which reach over a million people around the globe every day. In addition to her own writing, Tracie is the Director of COMPEL Writers Training at Proverbs 31, has 3 grown children, and lives in Charlotte, NC. Connect with her at www.traciemiles.com

 

 

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