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.
I advocate for healing of divorced people within the church by gathering stories of Christians who chose divorce because of abuse, and the response of their churches to that decision. (I'm interested in both helpful and hurtful experiences.) I also include those who have divorced because of their spouse's infidelity but have nevertheless been blamed by their church for the divorce.
If you’re interested in having your voice heard by contributing your divorce story in relationship to the church, please email me at LindaMKurthBlog@gmail.com for guidelines. I’ll be happy to help you share your story.
Know that I encourage respectful comments, keeping the blog a safe place to dialog about this subject.
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.