We launched our blog just one week ago and we are so thankful and excited for the amount of interest. It confirms what we have heard from so many couples. Many have had difficulty finding what they feel is a safe place to share and discuss their challenges in remarriage.
Our primary mission is for remarried couples and blended families to know they aren’t alone in their struggles. We want to help and this is our way to show it.
Yesterday, we listened to our Pastor, Mark Warren of Grace Capital Church in Pembroke, discuss the painful issue of marriage/divorce/remarriage in his message. We commend him for taking this issue head on because the church has to delicately balance the importance of working to save your first marriage at all costs, while encouraging people in remarriage.
Because of the growing number of remarried couples, church and faith leaders are beginning to feel the pain of their congregations. We urge people to rise up and tell their church leaders that they need to address the issue now and not wait any longer. Don’t feel ashamed and don’t be afraid. Faith leaders are people just like you and I. Ultimately they are in their jobs to serve you and they want to hear from you.
Now, for those going through big struggles in your first marriage – please keep working. The difficulty is overwhelming at times, but, the pain of divorce, especially where children are involved, is even harder still. We know because we’ve been through it.
We believe it’s very important to be clear to you about our position on remarriage. We aren’t here to tell you it’s ok to get divorced and remarried. As we said, we want all marriages to succeed – especially first marriages. However, there are so many of you out there like us. And because of the intense effort to save first time marriages and families, there are few, if any, resources to help save remarriages and blended families. That’s why we started RemarriedForever.com.
We want remarried couples and families to know that, while it does require even more work than a first time marriage because there are so many more moving parts, the blessing of remarriage can be awesome. We have had some joy-filled days in our short time together as a blended family and we know, with God at the center, there are many, many more to come.
Let us know how we can help you!
“Marriages, like a garden, take time to grow. But the harvest is rich unto those who patiently and tenderly care for the ground.” – Darlene Schacht