THE END OF YOUR MARRIAGE DOES NOT MEAN THE END OF GOD'S GRACE
Divorce happens. It happens to your family, your friends, and even in your church. As Christians, we are reminded that God hates divorce, but statistically, the rate of divorce amongst believers is similar to that of nonbelievers. What happens when those who have committed to serve as examples of faith end up in failed marriages? Can God resurrect these relationships? And if separation is inevitable, can divorcees still live a life of blessings and favor?
Divorced and Still Highly Favored is the physical, spiritual, and emotional journey of Janice R. Love, a pastor's wife who, despite marrying and divorcing the same man twice, emerged to find peace, purpose, and power. Through Janice's experiences you will learn that a broken marriage does not have to equal a broken spirit or relationship with God. Be encouraged that from this chapter in your life you can emerge with confidence, dignity, and God's unmerited favor!
I really wanted to be a blessing to Christian women who have experienced divorce to let them know that even though they are divorced, God still loves them and can use them in His service. So many times the church condemns instead of being a blessing to divorcees.
What fact do you feel readers would be surprised to discover about yourself or the topic covered in Divorced and Still Highly Favored?
Most people are surprised to learn that I married and divorced the same Pastor husband twice and I am now married to a Pastor.
What was the most difficult part about sharing your personal experiences in Divorced and Still Highly Favored?
In order to tell my story I had to be transparent, but at the same time I was determined not to offend my ex or his church or make life more difficult for my children.
What is it that you'd like readers to walk away with after reading Divorced and Still Highly Favored?
Know that regardless of what or why they ended up divorced. God is a God of love, forgiveness and grace and will restore you and give you the desires of your heart. There is no need to be ashamed and condemned by the church just because you are divorced. You can be divorced and still highly favored.
What is a hidden talent or favorite pastime that you enjoy that may surprise others?
I read at least 3 books a year that focus on the mind body connection or how the brain functions. I love learning about how the brain operates. My husband thinks it's nerdy!
About Janice R. Love
Janice R. Love is the author of One Plus One Equals Ten: A First Lady's Survival Guide for Stepmoms. She holds a Master's in Psychology and is a doctoral candidate in Christian Counseling. Janice is a certified stepmom coach, divorce coach, and prayer partner. She lives in Kansas where she is married to ministry partner and Pastor, Dr. Bobby L. Love, Sr., and is at work on her next book.