In a local newspaper column, Pastor Jeff Snow writes:
…The first challenge is to the Church. A shocking statistic I came across was from a survey of church-going teens who had experienced parental divorce. They were asked if anyone in the church had reached out to them in any way during the period of the divorce. Two-thirds said no one did! The Church needs to notice children of divorce, hear them, and support them.
The second challenge is to couples. Marriage is a challenge. There are always struggles. Of course, in violent and abusive marriages, the victim and children need to get out immediately. This isn’t about them. This challenge is to the two-thirds of divorcing couples who are facing what experts call ‘elective divorces,’ where the situation is low-conflict and potentially resolvable. The challenge is, work at your marriage. Find solutions. For your sake and for the sake of the kids. Don’t believe the myth that they are resilient and will bounce back. In many cases, they will not. more