Book Review / January 14, 2020
Book Review - Talking to Children About Divorce

Talking to Children About Divorce

A Parent's Guide to Healthy Communication at Each Stage of Divorce: Expert Advice for Kids' Emotional Recovery
By: Jean McBride

Book Reivew

My parents got divorced during my late teen years, and so I have an opinion about these things because of my own experience. Coming from a Christian background where divorce is taboo, my perspective is that many Christians going through divorce can often be less equipped do deal with it properly. Take your view of when you should and shouldn't divorce out of the equation. Divorce still happens when you think it shouldn't. And when you, your peers, or life mentors don't think it should happen, and yet it is happening, the people getting divorced will often find themselves isolated when they need community and care the most. They also need coaching while they navigate a tough time in their life.

Jean McBride takes a common sense and methodical approach to how divorce can be done as well as possible. She takes into account the struggles the adults are having while coaching them how to help their children. The book is relatively short, and it is easy to read. If my parents had even done a third of the things McBride talks about in this book, it would have been a dramatic help to me and my younger sisters.

If you know someone who is going through a divorce, buy this book and read it. Put aside your opinions about whether they should divorce, come along side of them, and help them work through it with the practical items Jean McBride gives us. I understand sometimes you need to challenge a brother or sister in Christ about whether they should be getting a divorce. I am not saying you shouldn't do that. What I am saying is that you SHOULD NOT abandon them once they are going forward with the divorce.

Book Review / Jan 14
Book Review - Talking to Children About Divorce

Talking to Children About Divorce

A Parent's Guide to Healthy Communication at Each Stage of Divorce: Expert Advice for Kids' Emotional Recovery
By: Jean McBride

Book Reivew

My parents got divorced during my late teen years, and so I have an opinion about these things because of my own experience. Coming from a Christian background where divorce is taboo, my perspective is that many Christians going through divorce can often be less equipped do deal with it properly. Take your view of when you should and shouldn't divorce out of the equation. Divorce still happens when you think it shouldn't. And when you, your peers, or life mentors don't think it should happen, and yet it is happening, the people getting divorced will often find themselves isolated when they need community and care the most. They also need coaching while they navigate a tough time in their life.

Jean McBride takes a common sense and methodical approach to how divorce can be done as well as possible. She takes into account the struggles the adults are having while coaching them how to help their children. The book is relatively short, and it is easy to read. If my parents had even done a third of the things McBride talks about in this book, it would have been a dramatic help to me and my younger sisters.

If you know someone who is going through a divorce, buy this book and read it. Put aside your opinions about whether they should divorce, come along side of them, and help them work through it with the practical items Jean McBride gives us. I understand sometimes you need to challenge a brother or sister in Christ about whether they should be getting a divorce. I am not saying you shouldn't do that. What I am saying is that you SHOULD NOT abandon them once they are going forward with the divorce.

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