After thirty years of marriage, Barbara Leahy Shlemon's divorce was a shocking experience, a tragedy that plunged her into psychological and spiritual isolation. "Feeling cut off, distant, or condemned by the Father adds an unbearably heavy burden to a heart already bowed under the weight of sorrow," she writes. "It took years for me to recognize that the divorce was the first step in the journey to find myself."
Shlemon shares with the reader the process of healing through seventeen chapters, where she addresses not only the issues of children, finances and relatives, but also the spiritual concern of fear, guilt, forgiveness. Each chapter ends with a short prayer, which helps the reader to place his experience, however painful and imperfect, before the Lord.
Anyone who has experienced the pain of divorce, regardless of age or gender, will find Barbara Shlemon a sensitive and wise friend. Whether the wounds of divorce are old or recent, her story will help the reader discover God's healing mercy.
(From the back cover of the book)