The Journey-Divorce “The Ripple Effect”

In church, the pastor spoke of the ripple effect of divorce.  It touches everyone involved, not just the grieving partner.  Trust will now be an issue.  Sadly it reaches my grandchildren and the grandchildren to come.  What kind of legacy does this leave for them except the legacy that if you don’t like something, just quit or just run away.  This example teaches them life is all about you and not about others; the way you treat others is not essential.  That is not what God teaches us, and I hope they will be able to see God’s love and teachings over the weaknesses of people.

Some may tell you if your children are grown, it does not affect them.  Not true!!!!  I agree with the Pastor; it affects everyone….The Ripple Effect.  I was watching a TV show called 72 hours.  It is a reality show, a competition where several teams race to win $100,000 in extremely challenging conditions.  There was one young woman that I was hoping would win.  Her goal was to win the money for her Mom, who was going through a divorce.  They showed the Mom on video, and you could feel her pain.  The young woman was in pain also because of this injustice brought upon her Mom.   If this had not happened to her Mom, the daughter would have had a different mindset.  She maybe would have had a happier life and not had to worry about her Mom, who more than likely had this pain selfishly thrust upon her.  Like in my case, I should be thinking about trips with the family, enjoying our lives together, enjoying the gifts God has given us, but now I must waste money on lawyers and try to figure out how I will survive both financially and emotionally. It was probably, like in my case, not her Mom’s choice.  Divorce….. it affects everyone!

(I am happy to say “she won!”:-)

I am sorry she had to go through the pain of divorce in her family,

but I am happy she can help her, Mom.  Way to go!

“If anyone causes one of these little ones, those who believe in me, to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.  Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble.  Such things must come but woe to the person through whom they come” Matthew 18:6-7

God Bless!