This book subtitled, The Diary of a Divorce, tells of the day when Kate Fordham's husband walked out on her, and the subsequent events up to a year after it all happened.
It is a heart-rending account and reveals the very thoughts and feelings of a woman shattered by an event which took place without any warning. They were both Christians and had two grown sons - one at university and the other about to go. Kate describes how life for her suddenly lost all meaning. She dearly loved her husband and wanted him back. He refused to see her saying there was nothing to discuss.
Unless one has gone through this it is impossible to really even imagine what effect such an experience could have, but Kate has written so honestly it is easy to identify with her feelings.
The key passage, it seems to me, in this tragic account is found on page 100, where Kate writes, "Others might say that perhaps we were wrong to marry in the first place. But that was nonsense. We had had a marvellous relationship and two fine sons, and God had blessed our marriage when we were both serving Him. The troubles had begun when one of us was not serving God at all and the other was doing so very half-heartedly."
The book reveals the need for each one of us, whoever we might be, to keep close to God. Only then can we keep close to the one we love. The husband admitted that he was being completely selfish in what he was doing but that was what he wanted.
Sadly we know only too well that many lives are ruined by putting self first. A tragic story. But a most helpful book....Continua