Thursday, September 25, 2008

Splitting up our selves

If you live in two worlds, are you still just one person? That's the question that seems to be asked in a book for children called A Heart with Two Homes. From GTR Newspapers:

In a beautifully simple and accessible way, along with wonderful illustrations, the book tells the story of a young girl named Elizabeth; “Lizzie” to her mom, and “Beth” to her dad. “Lizzie” is a girl who is a “girly-girl” when at home with her mother because she and her mother spend time doing girl things, and she wants to please her mother. “Beth” is a tomboy when she is at her dad’s house because they spend time doing sports, and she wants to please her dad. It’s a story about a young girl who moves from being “Lizzie” to “Beth” on a regular basis, who feels increasingly distressed that she is being dishonest about who she is because she had two “different selves,” and who eventually is able to integrate “Lizzie” and “Beth” and just be a girl with a one heart named “Elizabeth” who has two loving homes.

The author, Monica Epperson, is a Christian whose faith informs her writing about the topic of divorce:

“Starting when I was very young my mother told me that I always had and always will have a Father in heaven. Consequently, even though I experienced five divorces before I was 12, I have never felt fatherless. I have always known that I have a Father, that He has always loved me and that He will never leave me.“ In fact, Epperson is already busy writing her next book, “Never Left Fatherless.”


Unknown said...

What a great link! I checked out Epperson's website, too, and it also looks like it's going to be a great resource.

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Blended Love said...

Thank you for your encouragement and posting.
It is such a blessing to see others with a passion for healing after divorce.
If you are interested in my personal journey to becoming a child of God, please email me at

Anonymous said...

Regarding the book she wrote, worthless! Let's catch up in Dec 2020 about the now Miss Epperson! Ms. Epperson seems “to have a one size fits all idea about divorce.” This supposed Christian woman is a complete mess herself. Like mother like daughter! Apparently, M. Epperson divorced in March 2020, and currently is the mistress of a married man who has now filed for divorce. So much for thinking about the “children of divorce” no matter the age. Within a month of this man telling his wife he wanted a divorce, because of M.Epperson, she immediately found her way to visit and spend the night at his home, has already met 2 of his 3 kids, his parents and friends. The wife confronted her and she didn’t care. She didn’t stop the affair. She has torn this family apart and they are all a mess, while she and the Mister are just having fun, flaunting their affair in front of his wife and kids on social media. He is not even divorced yet. You call this woman a Christian? !! Shame on you Monica Epperson and shame on Him! You cannot treat people like garbage and worship God at the same time. I hope it all comes crashing down on you and Him. All the little lies you both are telling yourselves to make you feel better about this relationship, well God is the judge! I hope you think about what you are doing to his wife and kids every time you are with him and flaunting your relationship in front of his family. I wonder what your daughter thinks, does she even know that you are his mistress? That you helped break up a marriage? You’re such a hypocrite.