It was on the dance floor where I met the love of my life.
My up-coming memoir, God, the Devil, and Divorce, tells how the Lord upheld me in my darkest days and led me into the light. Leaving my husband after twenty-five years of marriage was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever made. It left me an emotional wreck. But, little by little, I began to find my new place in the world. Taking up ballroom dancing helped me find my footing. (Pun intended.)
I’d hoped to meet a forever love someday...
I’d hoped to meet a forever love someday, but I’d promised the Lord I would rely on Him and accept what He wanted for me. I vowed to be patient and trust in His timing. It was on the dance floor where I met the love of my life. This month marks our fifteenth wedding anniversary, as my husband and I celebrate the kind of marriage we both always longed for.
I believed the Lord wanted me to conduct any romantic relationship according to His guidance. So, when I met Bill, I made it clear where I stood. Bill affirmed that he had made the same vow, and so began our courtship. You’ll have to wait to read the book to see how our courtship followed God’s design.
When friends tell us how lucky we were to meet, we gently correct them by telling them the Lord was our matchmaker and we have been blessed. Bill and I thank God everyday for the life we have together.
Linda M. Kurth is a writer and a divorced and remarried Christian. In going through the divorce, she experienced a dichotomy of responses from the Christian community. After sharing some of those experiences in her upcoming memoir, God, the Devil, and Divorce, she's heard many stories of divorced Christians who have struggled with the same issue. This blog invites divorced Christians to tell their stories with the goal of encouraging churches to resist condemnation and become a source of healing and grace.
Do you have a divorce experience to share? Have you been shamed by a church because of your divorce? There are hurting people who need to hear your story, who need to know they are not alone, and who need to be encouraged. If you are interested in sharing your story, email Linda for guidelines: Linda@LindaMKurth.com
Have you experienced a faith-based courtship? I'd love to hear your story.