Tag Archives: Reconciliation

Inspiring Couples To Use What They’re Taught

One of the hardest things for us about helping crisis couples, or even one person of the crisis couple, is inspiring them to use and practice what they are taught. Sharon and I can teach many communication and conflict resolution skills and … Continue reading

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Divorce Care for the Separated

I know I’ve talked about this resource before, but it bears repeating. Divorce Care is a 13-week program primarily for those going through divorce but also for those who are separated – even those who are separated and want to reconcile. Each … Continue reading

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Julie Sibert: Do Some People Believe Your Marriage Won’t Make It?

This is an article that hits close to home. During our separation there were Christian friends telling me that Sharon was done and letting me know sometimes quietly, sometimes not so quietly that I should quit moping around about her and get … Continue reading

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Changing Your Marriage Alone: One Flesh Marriage Testimony

A wonderful blog that I follow at One Flesh Marriage just had a series that gave testimony about how Kate inspired incredible change in her marriage, even when her husband Brad wasn’t on board yet. Here are the posts. Be … Continue reading

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Changing Your Marriage by Yourself

If you are in a crisis marriage it is so easy to think that there is nothing you can do if you partner won’t cooperate. One of the first principles to understand is that if you change yourself in a … Continue reading

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Get On With Your Life – NOT

It is quite common if you are separated from your spouse for many friends and family, even Christians, to encourage you to get on with your life, ie. get a divorce and find a new partner, even if your desire … Continue reading

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Long Term Consequences of Divorce

Especially if a couple has children when they divorce there are a lot of long term consequences to divorce. I have observed the awkwardness and uneasiness of parents and children at such things as graduations, weddings, and funerals where there … Continue reading

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Testimony/The Hardest Part

I think the hardest part of our separation for me to handle was when Sharon made it clear that she did not want reconciliation, was unwilling to work on being reconciled, and that her plan was to divorce. It was … Continue reading

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Persisting for Reconciliation

If Kathryn Stockett, best selling author of “The Help”, can keep persisting to get a book published even with 60 rejection letters, how much more should a Christian continue to pursue their spouse to reconcile a marriage? So much is … Continue reading

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Separation and Reconciliation are Just Hard

I had an opportunity the other day to review many of the emails, letters, and psychological tests from the time of our separation. I could see where both of us in our own time and way honestly and intensely sought … Continue reading

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