“Grieving after a divorce is an animal in itself. There is the loss of not only the relationship, but also, all the plans and expectations that were made within the framework of that commitment disintegrate as well. Add to that the complexity of feelings that can follow, and the emotional undertow can drag you down again and again. Recovering and regaining one’s footing can feel tentative. Resentment, anger, sadness, and regret are like emotional undertows. I am often surprised by how accessible those feelings are even when I’m feeling really strong. They are right there, within reach. . . . Though we might not be able to become master of our feelings, we can master how we handle them. We can choose to live well and make it our quest to find as many ways as possible to do so. And when sadness rears its head or disappointment nestles in beside us, we can celebrate the endeavor we’re on, the blood, sweat, and tears we’ve shed to get beyond it.” Sarah Burke, This Is Not the End: Reflections on Finding Hope During the End of a Marriage
This book is my love letter to the broken hearted. My hope and prayer is that it might be part of your lifting. When you do not know if you can stand, remember that you are not alone. You are never alone. The collective fold of the broken hearted healers holds you. We have weathered the storm, and we are still standing. We now stand with you. Read it and know. Read it and remember. You are strong. You are a force. You have everything you need to take the next step. Warrior on. My heart is with you. This is, indeed, not the end!
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This Is Not the End: Finding Hope During the End of a Marriage
Sarah thought she was moving toward a long-awaited dream, a new adventure on the West coast with her husband and two adopted children. As the boxes were unpacked, though, so were a lot of surprises that left her reeling as she learned that her marriage was in peril. The life she’d built with her husband was suddenly on the brink of ruin. In This Is Not the End, Sarah shares a hopeful perspective and helpful insights on navigating the highs and lows of divorce without losing faith.
“This Is Not the End is a personal and engaging memoir and guidebook that speaks to a woman’s experience coping with the pain, grief, and confusion following her divorce. It shows how with faith, determination, and a positive outlook, God can help us find a way forward.” Editorial Review, Westbow Press, A Division of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan