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Unraveling: Hanging On to Faith Through the End of a Christian Marriage

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Paperback, 226 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Abingdon Press
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Jenny
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have read and re-read and revisited certain chapters in this book countless times over the past 2-3 years. Corcoran's heartfelt journal-like meditations through a difficult marriage, separation, and eventual divorce have fed my soul, lifted my spirit to God, and made me feel less alone, judged, and ruined. Each chapter deals with an emotion or reality or fear or process along the path of healing from the severing of a marital union. And each brief chapter records Corcoran's wrestling with trut ...more
Cheryl
Dec 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Luckily I have a good, happy marriage. Been married for ten years. I would not say it has been smooth sailing the whole time but nothing that my husband and I have not been able to overcome together. However my sister just recently went through a nasty divorce. Her ex lives locally in the same town so everyone still has to deal with him as my sister and her ex had a son together.

This is a book that I am going to give her to read. Not that I did not read it as everyone is not perfect and we can
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Judy Brown
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Truth as plain as it gets

As a former pastor's wife in the middle of a divorce because of pornography, I feel like she just wrote my last 6 years. I will use this book for many days ahead. I will reach for it in the middle of the night, like I'm doing tonight at 2am. When pain gets so bad I will reach for this book. When it's all over I'll set back and remember as my life is unraveling as I know it now, God will wrap His loving arms around me and my joy will return. Thank you so much for telling
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Lisa Johnson
Oct 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Title: Unraveling (Hanging on to Faith through the End of a Christian Marriage)
Author: Elisabeth Klein Corcoran
Pages: 240
Year: 2013
Publisher: Abingdon Press
“Happily Ever After” is no longer a foregone conclusion in today’s society whether a Christian marriage or otherwise. For me, it breaks my heart to see marriages end, but more so the pain that comes with it and not just to the couple, but also the children, friends and family of those involved. It is encouraging to see someone like the author
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Lori L (She Treads Softly)
The title of Elisabeth Klein Corcoran's latest book, Unraveling: Hanging Onto Faith Through the End of a Christian Marriage succinctly summarizes exactly the contents of her book. Written for Christian women who are going or have gone through a divorce, Corcoran shares her intimate thoughts and reflections on what she went through:
"What you’re holding in your hands is a narrative of my journey through the most difficult, confusing, and emotional season of my entire life. It is the chronicling of
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Leona
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Each chapter discusses an emotion or issue that Christian women going though a divorce will face and struggle with. Just a few of the topics discussed are Raw, Brokenness, Hope, Emotions, and Rejection. Each chapter is short, just four or five pages. In that space Elisabeth discusses her own struggles in this area with honesty and openness. She then goes on to share how God has led her through this issue and testifies to His love and faithfulness in this area. Each chapter ends with a prayer to ...more
Create With Joy
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Several years ago, I had the privilege of upholding a friend during what was probably the most painful period of her life – the dissolution of her marriage. There were many difficult forks in her journey – but one of the most difficult things she grappled with was coming to terms with being a Christian who would soon be divorced. How does one deal with that burden along with all of the other difficult emotions one must come to term with during this most vulnerable of times?

The experience of thos
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Lacey Louwagie
I read about this book on my friend Jenny's blog and picked it up hoping it was a memoir. Not that I'm the sort of person who's drawn to all the lurid details of other people's lives (or maybe I am), but because I am interested in stories of how people resolve their faith lives in the face of challenging personal circumstances. This book is not really a memoir -- instead, it's more of a self-help book for Christian women who are divorced, separated, or in difficult marriages, centered around som ...more
Jan Ward
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given an advanced reader copy of this book. All of the opinions expressed here are strictly my own.
The subtitle to this book s "hanging onto faith through the end of a Christian Marriage". I want to state foremost that this book is not a theological, doctrinal discussion of marriage problems or divorce. This very readable book, is a guide to helping the person in this situation find God and strengthen their relationship with Christ through the "unraveling". Each chapter has a prayer, "a ne
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Jan Ward
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advanced reader copy of this book. All of the opinions expressed here are strictly my own.
The subtitle to this book s "hanging onto faith through the end of a Christian Marriage". I want to state foremost that this book is not a theological, doctrinal discussion of marriage problems or divorce. This very readable book, is a guide to helping the person in this situation find God and strengthen their relationship with Christ through the "unraveling". Each chapter has a prayer, "a ne
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Shearon
Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is not a 10-step program or an answer to a season in your life that you’re going through. If that is what you are expecting, it’s not in this book. What is included are snippets of her journal entries to help encourage you, and to let you know that you are not alone in what you are going through.

The chapters are short, and include snippets from her journal or a story from elsewhere, followed by a prayer, "the next step" suggestion and then "a way forward" that shares a portion of the
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Joan
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read a book this open and honest in a long time. Elisabeth writes of her separation and divorce after a lengthy "Christian" marriage. She shares all of her raw feelings, her disappointments, anger, etc. She wondered if God would ever use her again. She felt like giving up, having been a failure.
This is a great book for anyone in similar circumstances. The chapters are short, great for daily reading. Elisabeth shares the same encouragement she found - the solid ground of God's unconditi
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Debra
Oct 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book! Her honesty touches your heart. Biblically, I agree with her beliefs and really appreciated and enjoyed the prayers and Bible verses at the end of each chapter. Although this book is about divorce I think it would be helpful to anyone going through a hard time. I found a lot of the chapters applied to living with a chronic disease. I highly recommend this book. I got it for my church library and now I want to keep it for myself :-)
Sharon
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First, a disclaimer (and a huge one at that): I have never been divorced.
That said, as a friend to many divorcees, this book helped me understand my friends' struggles better.
The book is set up really well for a study. Each chapter covers a particular difficulty, directs you to particular passages of the Bible and gives you a simple assignment.
Pam
May 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Divorce is hard

And unraveling is the perfect description. Although this book doesn't share her circumstances, it is comforting to know that others go through many of the same feelings and questions. To know that others are faced with people questioning your decision.

I found hope in the pages of unraveling; hope that "this", how I feel today, won't be forever.
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Elisabeth Klein Corcoran lives with her children, which includes two teenagers, in Illinois. She attended Christ Community Church - Blackberry Creek Campus in Aurora, Illinois, for nineteen years, where she began and led the Women's Ministry for ten years. She now attends Orchard Community Church in Aurora. She's traveled to Haiti and Sierra Leone, and led a team of women to Liberia with Samaritan ...more