Statistical findings tell us that unfortunately faith and religion itself cannot insulate people from the stresses that pull at the fabric of all our marriages. But faith can help us to face our realities and help us start our new lives.
Statistically, divorce is a reality for people of faith. It’s comparable in number to the amounts of people who do not practice your faith. Yes… many Catholics, Baptists, Pentecostals and Mormons divorce.
What may be unique to Christians, is that for people of faith, Christian divorce often comes with added stigma that can be confusing and difficult to navigate. Often there are theological difficulties, family and community expectations. All are mixed with personal faith views that are being directly challenged, if not assaulted. For many, Christian divorce, can be a crisis of faith.
Organizations that deal with christian divorce, must also wade through these extra challenges that faith can bring to the divorce process. They are often expected to help people answer many of these difficult questions.
Many of these challenges cannot be answered by legal processes. They will remain as challenges that have to be dealt with through personal reflection. You may want to seek the assistance of clergy or a counselor of your choice.
When Christians divorce, often there can be confusion about the role of the professional retained to assist the couple. Is the professional retained, as a “Reconciler of marriages” or are they a service that assists people to end their marriage?
It is difficult if not impossible to be both. To be practically helpful and in fairness to both spouses, professionals that address divorce must offer clarity on both their role and their process and clearly define the limitations of what they are being retained to deal with.
When you retain a divorce service, they are not marriage counselors and there is an inherent assumption that you have already considered marriage counseling, spoken with your church and taken the time to process your decision.
Credible family mediators will always make sure that you have considered these options before moving forward with a divorce. They will ensure that you understand the steps you are taking.
A personalized Report for your situation. Understand what’s involved with support, debts, banks accounts, pensions and your home BEFORE you start any legal processes.
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