Linda's marriage to her husband seems so promising. They're compatible in so many ways, and their family is complete when their son is born. But gradually, she realizes something with their relationship is off.
Years of counseling temporarily help, but over time, the marriage grows worse. A new counselor finally identifies Linda’s husband as a "crazymaker," and warns her he is unlikely to change for the better. But then another counselor proclaims that if Linda chooses to divorce, "Satan will win."
Wrestling with the prospect of leaving her husband of twenty-five years, Linda is caught between the conservative Christian view of divorce and what she believes God is telling her. Linda's story chronicles her journey of recovery and her ever-deepening faith in God.
Linda Moore Kurth is a soulful, big-hearted survivor whose suffering has somehow not made her bitter but passionate--passionate to help others escape abusive situations and to cultivate advocates for those who are suffering. I'm honored to know her and pray you will be blessed by this fierce, vulnerable book.
—Chad R. Allen, writing coach, blogger, speaker
One of the greatest gifts we can give another person is to do the hard work that turns our pain into their gain. Linda Moore Kurth has taken the time, the energy and put in the work to do just that. Her gift in sharing the process of her pain and her insights into what you might gain from her experience makes her book worth reading and sharing. Divorce is rampant in our culture and help in dealing with it is invaluable. Make this resource a gift for yourself and others.
—Cliff Tadema, President, Christ The King Network, Ministry Made Simple
Release date: March 2021
I was drawn in by this positive and life-affirming story about a woman who finds herself and her strength as her marriage deteriorates. She fights for her marriage, her husband, and herself, battling unseen enemies. This is an engaging book about the struggle of knowing when to fight, and when to give up and make a new life for oneself.
—Susy Flory, New York Times bestselling author or co-author of over a dozen memoirs, and director of West Coast Christian Writers Conference.
In this compelling, readable, and highly relatable memoir, Linda M. Kurth takes us deep inside what could be so many American homes and reveals the pain, joy, and discovery of motherhood, womanhood, and sexuality. Looking at Christianity from both the inside and outside, Kurth writes honestly about how her faith supported her as well as the challenges she faced when the choices she made conflicted with some of her fellow Christian’s mores.
—William Kenower, author of Fearless Writing: How to Create Boldly and Write with Confidence