Divorce In A Family's Life

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Divorce is a serious topic that is becoming more common with married couples around the world. Divorce seems to have been the go to option when a marriage goes wrong. This is a decision that is worth thinking about. Divorce is wrong, since children get involved, it can be hard, and the Bible even says its wrong, and it could change your life forever. Divorce is a very difficult situation in a family’s life. Divorce may affect the children more than it will affect the parents. “This depends on the age and maturity of the children, if the children are really young, then it may not have an affect” (IA,4). Whether they are in junior high or high school, it will affect them in some way, especially if the children have no idea what is going on. Children usually think that they have to know everything that is going on in the family, things like divorce bring them down or make them upset. “Living away from one parent can be tough at first when families are used to seeing each other all the time” (IB,4). Parents need to understand that the kids will be affected by the decision that they make, like choosing to divorce. Some children seem to believe that the decision is their fault, they may feel guilty, which is very common to feel. The kids need to understand that even though the parents are separating, it does not mean that they do not love the kids anymore. The parents are getting a divorce, the children are not getting in a divorce with the parents, so their love for the children remains the same. In a Christian home, usually divorce is not the first thing that comes to mind for most Christian marriages. Some of them may find a way to work things out, or they may even ask for a separation. Although, separation can lead t... ... middle of paper ... ... going out with the family on special occasions or just going to have fun. It is also good to keep in mind, the fact that this decision that could be made will be permanent, afterwards, the one thing that you cannot do is go back and change it, that is what’s hard for most. Although divorce is a touchy subject, there are definitely ways that one can survive such a scene as a child. Just the thought of divorce itself can be scary, remember not to fear the loneliness, because God will provide for the family. It may not seem like it now, but God has a plan for everyone. Keep in mind about the children, how they will fear, also, talk to God about the situation, think about what it will all come down to. Changes are hard at first, it just takes some time to get used to the new lifestyle. After a while, you will not even think about it as much, just stay positive.
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