I am a 31 year old mom of a 3 year old and a 1 year old. I found out my husband was having an affair for 2 years. Needless to say, I was devastated. I am also a first grade teacher, and felt like, how could this happen to me? I was raised in a beautiful family with strong values. How could this happen to me? It took me, until now, to begin to trust in God. My good friend bought me this book, and IT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE. I felt like I wasn't alone. Kristen is a true inspiration to me. I continue to read this book over and over for strength and support. THANK YOU Kristin for writing this book, it has touched my soul.
Excuse me, Kristin Armstrong is supposed to be a Christian, a woman of faith? Read her ex's book "It's Not About the Bike" and you'll see that they lived together before marriage. Also, what kind of Christian woman goes around drinking?
Put Ms Armstrong down as one more idiot with too much money and not enough of everything else. Every person "of faith" has abused someone in their lives and I was one of those. Shame on her and shame on the so-called Promiseland for promoting their right-wing kristian-nazism for their own good.
Happily Ever After is an incredible book. It changed my life. I felt like every page spoke to me. I even bought it for my ex-husband and he feels the same way. Kristen Armstrong has encouraged me to develop my relationship with God like I never have before, which I am sure she has done for many who read her book. For that alone, she is a hero.
I am a 45 year old recovering alcoholic, divorced after 10 years of a alcohol & drug laden marriage. Today I celebrate my walk with my God, the miracles of sobriety, true friends, a loving partner, and many, many people who have been part in helping me get to where I am today. Kristin Armstong being one of those people. For me, this book is not only about divorce, it is much more. It reminds me daily to live in the moment, to be grateful, to find the message, to continue to believe, to remain open minded. And thru think or thin to remember God will do for me what I can not do alone. I thank Kristin for her ability to be vunerable and share with us the true meaning of spirituality. God bless Kristen!!
Like the woman who posted earlier, I was 30 years old and mother of a 6 month old daughter when I found out my husband was having an affair. The bottom fell out of my world; I was crushed and devastated, I literally had to remind myself to breathe. I couldn't eat or sleep and lost 25 pounds in two months. He moved in with his girlfriend and took all the money from our savings account to buy her new kitchen appliances. I was so numb that it never occurred to me to see a lawyer and take steps to prevent that from happening. I read many books on divorce but nothing seemed to penetrate the icy numbness that surrounded me. Eventually I was able to resurrect my life and move past the pain. Our daughter is now in college and we are very proud of her. After the divorce, my ex married his girlfriend. Then she left him for another man! I guess you could say that time heals all wounds and wounds all heels.
To the two people who left anonymous posts, I just want to ask you one thing...have you always made the right decisions? I mean always? I don't know about you, but your posts come out of a place of judgement and "religion," not out of faith and love. Our walk is supposed to be a journey, and I don't know about you, but I am in a much different place than I was even 6 months ago in my walk. Your judgement does nothing but turn people off from the life-saving and life-changing message of the cross. Kristen has a beautiful story of hope and restoration, it's so sad that all you can do is judge and criticize, instead of praising God for what's He's done. I have come out of an abusive and unfaithful marriage and God has redeemed me and given me a new testimony of his love and grace and I applaud Kristen for sharing her story with the world, even though it is bound to draw criticism from many. I am touched by her ability to be real and vulnerable in order to share her message of hope. Thanks Kristen!
Best I can recall... Jesus was not judgmental and told his children that we shouldn't be judgmental either unless we are without blame. I for one am thankful that the Lord hasn't judged me for all of my mistakes. I applaud Kristin for admitting, in her new book, that she is clearly still a work in progress as I believe all of us are....
I know I'm about a year too late, But I was looking up info on Kristin after reading "It's not about the Bike." I don't know what book the woman throwing all the judgement was reading, but I saw a woman dedicated to her husband and family. Why don't you actually read the bible instead of misrepresenting it.
I am too, am a person who was dumped after 14 years of marriage.The difference is that I am a male. I provided my family with all that I could, working two jobs so my wife could be a stay at home mom and so I could send my three girls to a private christian school. No matter what I did though, it wasn't good enough for a demanding spouse who was never really in love with me and unfaitful to me througout our marriage. But I stayed on for the sake of our three wonderful girls. During the 14th year of our marriage she asked if I minded if she went back to college and finished her degree as the kids were older now. I agreed of course thinking it was a good idea. That's where she met an art student in one of her classes, 12 years her junior. When I declined her demand for a divorce (I NEVER cheated on my wife), she found a window of opportunity and used false allegations and the court system filing a false domestic abuse case against me, and the next thing you know I was being served with a TRO and was literally out on the street. Due to nature of her court declarations, I lost my girls, my home, my credit rating, et all. Where Kristin Armstrong's book help was forgiving my wife. I really was having a hard time with that; and it was doubly difficult as she is non-beleiver and went about spreading lies to our friends, relatives or whoever would listen with false allegations against me to justify what she did. I am barely hanging on, renting a room, living on hardly anything (no transportation, extra income etc) but I finally have been able to ask Christ to forgive her and heal her and forgive me for taking so long to find room in my heart to do so. Kristin's book helped me get there.
If you have sincerely read Kristin's work you will understand that she was still searching for her faith during her marriage and did not become a christian until after that time. This would explain living with her ex before marrying him. check your "facts"
She knows the truth about Lance's doping I believe. Why did she accept advisement to not testify about this? To withhold the truth is the most destructive dishonesty. --And unfortunately it escapes the shortsighted criteria of the commandment...."Thou shall not lie," because the tuth can be withheld. (Anonymous...I don't want hate mail)
I have read many devotionals throughout my christian walk but I truly believe Kristin's is one of the best. Every day the words seem to be relevant and a necessary word to help me with my day. I don't care what her past mistakes were (because we all have made them). What is important is how she was willing to be vulnerable to help all of us divorce survivors. That takes courage. Good for you Kristin and thank you.
It's amusing how the most "religious Christian" people that are commenting on here are some of the most angry people as well. Might be that you are jlous of Kristen being young, beautiful and successful. FYI.. just because you go to Church doesn't make you a Christian...you have to walk the walk.
I have been out of church "proper" for years after attending Bible college, growing up in church, attending Baptist schools my entire 13 years of schooling. In my mid life I am reading the posts on this site about Kristin's book and frankly it reminds me of why I left the church and keeps me from going back. I am appalled at the judgment on here from most of the folks. What is up with people?
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