When Your Kids Try to Parent You by Elisabeth Klein

2016-10-17T16:11:05+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Elisabeth Corcoran|

The transition from married mom to single mom is choppy.  One of the biggest surprises for me was the unexpected role reversal when my kids would occasionally step in to parent me. I picture that hard transition time like a wobbly bridge over a roaring river, with some missteps sending rubble falling into the water [...]

Will My Pain Ruin My Child’s Life? by Elisabeth Klein

2016-10-17T16:11:15+00:00 July 20th, 2015|Elisabeth Corcoran|

I have the opportunity to moderate a few private Facebook groups for women in difficult Christian marriages, for Christian women who are separated/divorced, and for Christian single moms.  And one gal shared this recently: “I'm afraid my disillusionment with marriage will cloud my children’s happy day someday.” Ahh, yes.  I think we all struggle with [...]

When Your Child is Failed by Elisabeth Klein

2016-10-17T16:11:45+00:00 January 5th, 2015|Elisabeth Corcoran|

At the beginning of my separation, after my kids and I had moved out and we had started the visitation schedule, I clearly remember one of the first weekends my kids were gone.  At the end of the weekend, my then fifteen-year-old daughter walked through the front door of our home and straight into my [...]

Church, We Must Do Better by Elisabeth Klein

2016-10-17T16:11:53+00:00 November 10th, 2014|Elisabeth Corcoran|

As I walked through my church-led reconciliation attempt, through my separation, and then through and post-divorce, my church experience was ninety-five percent positive, and I will be forever grateful. I felt heard, believed, supported, and prayed for. I was given ample time, wise counsel, anointed with oil, and taken care of. Yet, some things were [...]

Surviving Divorce by Elisabeth Klein

2016-10-17T16:12:29+00:00 February 24th, 2014|Elisabeth Corcoran|

  I was fairly confident that I would survive my divorce for a few reasons.  I had survived my parents’ divorce.  I had survived other hard things along the way. And I had survived living in a difficult marriage for over eighteen years. What I wasn’t confident of was if my children would survive the [...]