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He Left Me. Good Riddance…But am I Better Off?

Updated: Dec 6, 2018

An ad ran some years ago with a woman sitting on a couch and the words, “He left me. Good riddance. He never picked up his socks. He thought I was his mother. He didn’t make me laugh anymore. He’s gone. Who cares… I kept the sofa.”  This is a common view on divorce today, but is it true? The words sound bold and tough, but is she really better off? Are her kids?

An article by a divorced mom titled “17 things Only a Divorced Mom Knows” brings a realistic insight to this popular, but short sighted view. For in most cases,

if we put the amount of energy we’ll spend on the next relationship into our current relationship, we wouldn’t need the next relationship.

Are you tired of the battles and the frustration? Are you thinking about divorcing even though, after all you went through with your parents’ divorce, you swore you’d never do that to your kids? I encourage you to put your “good riddance” urge on the back burner, and browse through the excellent marriage helps at Love and Respect Ministries and Marriage Ministries International. Even though you may be tired of trying, it’s worth the effort. What do you have to lose by checking them out? Well, actually at least 17 things.

For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’; [so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”   Mark 10:7-9 [NKJV]

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