Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Long-Term Stability for Your Family

Some children who seem to adjust well to the immediate problems of divorce experience deep problems later in life. Therefore, after you have helped your children achieve a sense of stability in their current life situation, you need to take steps to help them avoid the long-term effects of divorce. There are many things you can do to help minimize and eliminate the effects of divorce on their emotional health, future relationships, and spiritual lives. We will discuss these over the next few days.

It can be disheartening to think that your children will be affected by the divorce even into adulthood, but with God's guidance, your children can learn to live healthy and victorious lives. Entrust your children to Him and be a model of godly love to them every day. Keep in mind that you won't be able to help your children stabilize their lives if you aren't modeling for them what a stabilized life looks like. Take heart, though, if you have a relationship with Jesus and are seeking to serve Him, you are in God's hands and He will be there for you. Psalm 121:5-8 is a promise from God to you and your children that He will never fail to watch over you and to keep you from harm.

"The LORD watches over you—the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore" (Psalm 121:5-8).

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