Friday, May 07, 2010

When children divorce (2)

By Dr Bill Maier

Watching your child go through a divorce can often feel worse than getting one yourself. Any parent who has had to help a child suffer through a divorce knows how devastating it can be for everyone involved. It’s easy to point fingers and pass judgment, but that’s not what your child needs most.

During these times, the best you can do is to first make sure your own emotions are in check. Then, carefully choose your words and actions. Your job is to help diffuse anger and frustration, and to bring a healthy perspective. Blaming only causes more resentment, when forgiveness is the only road to true healing.

Not Under Bondage: Biblical Divorce for Abuse, Adultery and DesertionSometimes, young children are involved, and someone needs to be there for them, helping them navigate the feelings of pain and resentment they may be experiencing.

A clear head and a helping hand is what people most need during tough times. And you may be the only one who can offer that.

From TODAY, Voices - Friday, 07-May-2010

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