Real Life Relationships

When divorce threatens your family

My brother and I have never been particularly close, so when he showed up on my doorstep one evening, I was rather surprised. Automatically, I offered him a coke and a seat.

He half-heartedly made small talk for a few moments. Then, he stumbled onto the real punch line, "Susan has left me."

I was floored. They'd been married ten years. Both were Christians and active in a strong church-Susan was even a pastor's kid. I knew they had their tense moments, but I certainly never expected this. I didn't know what to do or say. I felt futile.

With the staggering divorce statistics, nearly every famil...

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