This book was amazing. I was not at a good place religiously or emotionally after my husband walked away from our marriage unexpectedly. Although my story was very different than the author's the emotions were 100% on par with my journey. I found myself having a bad day and flipping to the section about what ever emotion I was going through. I highlighted, made notes and really found this book to be a dose of reality. It was amazing to know that all the craziness I was feeling was normal; so much so that this book, which relates to thousands of people, was fully explaining ever feeling I felt. It helped me walk through each one of the steps.
My husband came home after 5 months. Even had he not come home, this book helped me reach a point where I felt stable and in control again, which was the hardest part of being left.
After my husband and I separated I went into overdrive to find what had happened, ...how did we arrive to this situation? This could not be happening to me. I read many christian books on marriage and separation. All of them were great inspiration, and I believe God used them all to point to my sins, to show me where I had failed, with clarity and love. But I must say this book, by Linda Rooks, is the book I still continue reading. The vulnerability and the honesty with which Linda shares her story, step by step from beginning to end, makes you feel you are sharing with a friend who understands. Someone who does not take the pain away or justifies your actions, but someone who points you to God, holding your hand. Not two stories are ever the same, but sin is sin regardless of its form and our Lord God is the only one that matters. I would recommend this book to absolutely anyone going through the pain of separation "...to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11.
This meet is a great daily devotional for anyone dealing with separation or divorce. I read a short chapter everyday along with my daily Bible verses and it helps so much. This book is geared towards women, but the themes apply to men as well.
I am seperated now from my husband and this book has helped me so much. Jesus Christ is the ultimate healer but it helps to read a book from someone who has walked the road I'm on now. It looks like I will be getting divorced but I pick this book up and it helps me not to give up. Don't focus on the circumstances but give it all to God!