About two months ago, I founded and now moderate a private group on Facebook for women walking through the daily pain of a difficult Christian marriage and women who are separated or divorced while trying to love Jesus through it all. We are a thriving group of now-70 women who have found a place of refuge in each other. We encourage each other, we’re honest with each other, we share Scripture with each other, we pray for each other, and we ask questions. Lots and lots of questions. 

I am not an expert on being a Christian woman in a difficult marriage. Nor am I an expert on being a Christian woman who was separated and now divorced. But I am an expert on my difficult marriage and my difficult separation and my difficult divorce and all the ways I did my best to make it through each of those seasons with integrity and holding the hand of Jesus.  

So I’ve gathered up their questions, along with some of my own, and I’m going to spend the next few weeks (or more) attempting to tackle them. If you have a question on how to walk through your marriage or your separation or divorce with the peace of Christ holding you up, please feel free to leave them in the comments. No question is too small or too personal.  

Let’s figure this all out together, shall we? 

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

***If you find yourself in a difficult marriage or have gone through a painful divorce and you’re looking for a safe place to find encouragement and hope, you may email me at Elisabeth@elisabethklein.com and request to be added to the private Facebook group for women like yourself.

If this post helped you, I would encourage you to check out “Surviving in a Difficult Christian Marriage”, found here.

Life isn't always how we want it. When change seems elusive, and we're stuck in old routines, a gentle push or some self-reflection can make a difference. Let these questions be that nudge to get you moving.

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