Anne LaMott, in Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, tells of her brother's struggles with writing a school report on birds. Their father responds by suggesting that his son begin by focusing on one bird at a time, "bird by bird."
Do you have a divorce and faith story burning inside of you but you don't consider yourself a writer and you don't know where to start? I've been encouraging those of you who have stories of divorce and faith, to share them here. Linda K. Thomas has beautifully explained why we would want to do so in this compelling meme she created for her blog, Spiritual Memoirs 101.
Beginning is the most important step. Send me a brief outline of your divorce and faith experience. If I find it appropriate for this blog, I will help you shape it into a small essay to be shared here. Once you've accomplished that, you could be on your way to writing a memoir. But lets' not get ahead of ourselves. Think bird by bird.
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.