Are you a married Christian believer contemplating divorce?
First of all, if you are in a physically or emotionally abusive marriage, seek professional counseling help immediately.
Secondly, pray mightily to the one true God that he will miraculously heal your marriage.
..the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." – James 5:16
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us." – Ephesians 3:20
"If any of you lacks wisdom you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind." – James 1:6
Thirdly, resolve with your spouse to make every attempt possible at reconciliation (even in the case of infidelity), including:
- Attend a Family Life Weekend to Remember marriage conference or XO marriage conference.
- Commit to a meaningful course of sessions with a Christian marriage counselor.
"Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed." – Proverbs 15:22
If counseling is not successful and if divorce has become unavoidable, you and your spouse can still honor God by how you choose to handle the dissolution of your marriage.
"Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." – Romans 8:1
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility, consider others better than yourself. Each of you should look not only to your own interests but also to the interests of others." – Philippians 2:3-4
Consider the alternative to traditional litigation of using a trained Christian mediator as a neutral third party to help you and your spouse facilitate a divorce settlement that minimizes conflict and produces the best possible outcome for the husband, wife and children.
“Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way" – Matthew 5:25
"Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God." – Matthew 5:9
The financial consequences of divorce are often devastating. But many of the mistakes, actions, and choices that lead to a ruinous financial outcome can be planned for and mitigated in a collaborative mediated divorce, particularly if you work with an experienced Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®) during the mediation process.
“For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’”—Luke 14:28–30
Contact me to set up a time for a confidential conversation to see if Christian divorce mediation is the appropriate option for you.