One day, when I was a teenager, I discovered something interesting about my best friend. We’d been pals since elementary school, shared first names, and had the same initials. Despite those and other exterior similarities, I learned that day we had a character difference.
“I wish my Linda would be more forthcoming with me the way your Linda is with you,” I overheard her mother tell my mother.
I realized my friend was capable of keeping secrets. In contrast, I told my mom most everything.
I'm not saying that my friend's ability to keep secrets was wrong. I relate this story because I’ve not changed all that much over the years. I only keep cards close to my chest when I’m playing cards or have moral or ethical constraints.
I’m all about sharing, but social media gurus caution
against providing links beyond one’s own blog.
They liken it to sending someone to a shop down the street, never to see that customer again. But my goal is to advocate for grace and healing of divorced people within the Christian church, and my proclivity is to share what I know and how I came to know it. I don’t see other blogs and resources as competition.
I’ve combed the Internet and curated eight of the best FREE resources
for divorced Christians who’ve experienced spiritual abuse.
If you are a Christian who has struggled with divorce and faith, checking out these resources may help you understand what you’ve gone through and give you a road map for the future. My hope is that you’ll return here to this blog where you have an opportunity to use your voice, share your story, and support others. Not only will that process help in your own healing, you'll be helping others who are brave enough to tell their stories. Just as the #MeToo movement is changing our culture, our stories can help change the attitudes of the Christian church against Spiritual Abuse. I encourage you to join us.
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
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.