Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Death of a Marriage

I have heard it said that divorce is like a death. I believe that is true.

When a man and woman commit their lives to each other, a bonding is suppose to take place. In Mark 10:8, the Bible says "T
he two shall become one flesh; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh."

When something happens to rip and tear them apart, it does feel like a death. The grieving is real. I am speaking from experience.

My divorce will be final this week. I neither wanted, nor expected my marriage to end, so I am having to face the reality of the situation. Fortunately, I have friends and family who are helping by offering their love and support. My faith offers hope when there doesn't seem to be any.

I understand that it will take time to process all that has transpired in the last few months. I am trying very hard not to let bitterness make a home in my heart, because in the end, only I will be hurt by its powerful effects.

But grieve I must...and grieve I will...for the death of the life I will never fulfill.


Deb in MS said...

Deidra, I agree, the grieving is quite real. I'm sorry you and your family have to go through this. Suzanne is right. Our God will sustain you. I'm praying for you right now. Debbie 601-373-1616

Moxie said...

Much love and prayers sent from Ohio (((HUGS)))

maparker64 said...

Praying for you and your family.

Deanna said...

I hope that you are doing OK, Deidre. The death of a marriage definitely must be grieved. You are so wise to recognize that.