In time of divorce or heartbreak, some may turn to their spiritual roots, a church for example. Unfortunately, the reception in far too many churches can sometimes be somewhat judgmental toward divorcees, sublimely sending the message that divorce is a result of sin. Or in the case of someone trying to stop drinking, that “drinking is wrong” and “you should simply quit”, something obviously easier said than done.
One of the books I read after my divorce is Dr. Henry Cloud’s “Changes that Heal”. To quote a recovering alcoholic cited in Dr. Cloud’s book: “When I was in church or with my Christians friends, they would just tell me that drinking was wrong and I should repent.” Read more