Culture and Christianity

Maybe don’t say this to divorced people..

This is worthy of a re-post! Please don’t say this stuff to your divorced family and friends.

You can do this

We had some friends over for supper the other night. We are in the beginning stages of getting to know one another. They are members of the local church, and all around good people. We were sharing about our past history. Awkward questions ensued.

“So why doesn’t G’s family want anything to do with you guys? What went wrong there? Why is G no longer at the farm?”

The answer: divorce, and his remarriage to me.

I briefly laid out the story with a minimum of details, because let’s face it, there’s nothing commendable about sharing all the details of family drama with everyone.

This dear new friend of mine, who was really trying to be gracious and kind responded with “Yes, people just need to have more grace for divorced people. I mean, we’re not supposed to get divorced, but we need to have grace and love for those…

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Culture and Christianity

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