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Tyndale House When Happily Ever After Shatters: Seeing God in the Midst of Divorce & Single Parenting

In the midst of failing relationships, the Lord is still there! Comforting those who grieve in solitude, Birdseye offers this hope-filled practical guide to help you honor God through a broken marriage, overcome abandonment, raise children as a single parent, please God as a single person, and truly forgive those who have wronged you.
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Customer Reviews for When Happily Ever After Shatters: Seeing God in the Midst of Divorce & Single Parenting
Review 1 for When Happily Ever After Shatters: Seeing God in the Midst of Divorce & Single Parenting
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Date:October 17, 2013
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Noelle
Location:Hillsboro, OH
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I felt as though I had written this book myself. It is very scary and sad but helpful to know that you are really not CRAZY! I would love to talk to the author. It is a lonely time, during & after divorce. Your self esteem is at it's lowest & it would be nice to share and encourage one another.
This book was really very good.
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Review 2 for When Happily Ever After Shatters: Seeing God in the Midst of Divorce & Single Parenting
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Helping me to heal.

Date:April 28, 2013
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Jenny
Age:45-54
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I cried many times while reading, but with each tear as God did with her, he will do with me.
I will get through this in Jesus name.
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Review 3 for When Happily Ever After Shatters: Seeing God in the Midst of Divorce & Single Parenting
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Good for ladys that are going threw a divorce.

Date:April 28, 2013
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vero
Location:California
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I bought this book & CD author interview for a sister in Christ that is going threw something similar.
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Review 4 for When Happily Ever After Shatters: Seeing God in the Midst of Divorce & Single Parenting
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An incredibly hopeful book.

Date:March 24, 2013
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npag777
Location:North Providence, Rhode Island
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"When Happily Ever After Shattes" takes an honest look at adultery and abondonment with true grace; showing how leaning on and trusting in God will anchor us in hope, even in our darkest moments. God's love will never fail us.
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Review 5 for When Happily Ever After Shatters: Seeing God in the Midst of Divorce & Single Parenting
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Hope and comfort in God during divorce

Date:March 20, 2013
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gladeslibrarian
Location:Belle Glade, FL
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One day, seemingly without warning, Sue Birdseye's husband came home and announced that he no longer wanted to be married. As a Christian woman, divorce was never considered an option so this news was shocking to Birdseye. In `When Happily Ever After Shatters: Seeing God in the Midst of Divorce and Single Parenting,' Sue Birdseye shares her unintended journey from marriage, through the divorce process and into her post-divorce reality of single parenting.
Birdseye felt blindsided. Although her high-profile husband denied any interest in another woman, the news media soon exposed his infidelity. Birdseye was immediately surrounded by a tight-knit support system of friends and church members. Her pastoral leaders were supportive of her decision to file for divorce and provided her with advice or referrals to Christian businessmen who could assist her as she navigated the legal waters.
In `When Happily Ever Shatters,' Birdseye discusses many topics. She writes about her husband's lies and deception, her feelings toward the other woman, and her anger and grief at the loss of her marriage. She also writes about the ways the divorce impacted her five children and how hard she worked to walk each of them through the twists and turns of the unfamiliar territory.
There is one powerful underlying theme in this biography. It is Birdseye's personal relationship with and faith in God. The strength of this relationship is made clear through the heavy use of scriptures that she discovered and held onto as a source of encouragement and strength. As a help to the reader, Birdseye also shared selections from her personal journals and transcriptions of prayers she used in seeking God's help. Without God she would not have been able to come through the divorce as she did.
I do have one concern. What I expected but did not hear was any struggle or questioning within herself about any role she may have played in her husband's decision to leave. I am not excusing his behavior or decision, but at the same time I am not able to convince myself that she was perfect in her role as a wife and mother of five children. We live in a fallen world. As a reader, I wanted to know that she at least struggled with a measure of self-doubt. I think this omission may discourage women who know that they are responsible, either fully or partially, with the breakdown of their own marriages.
Birdseye doesn't claim any professional credentials. What she does offer, and successfully delivers, is her experience as one who has survived the journey and now finds herself on the other side of divorce as a whole and happy single parent. I recommend this book to church libraries, Christian counselors and women seeking a spiritual means of hope and comfort during a very difficult and trying experience.
Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Review 6 for When Happily Ever After Shatters: Seeing God in the Midst of Divorce & Single Parenting
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Such an IMPORTANT Read!!

Date:March 16, 2013
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Mama B
Location:Bloomington, IL
Age:45-54
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I heard Sue being interviewed on Janet Parshall's radio program and knew I needed to read her book. Her grace, honesty, and transparency to share are amazing. This is SUCH an important story of God's faithfulness. Believers and non-believers alike will be encouraged and strengthened by Sue's courage and faith in Jesus in the midst of "overwhelming cruelty" (Malachi 2:16). He alone is faithful!!
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Review 7 for When Happily Ever After Shatters: Seeing God in the Midst of Divorce & Single Parenting
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Surviving the Unimaginable with Grace

Date:March 4, 2013
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Bethany LeBedz
Location:Concord, NC
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The big white dress. The flowers. The church. The kids. The years. The breakup. Wait--what? What do you do when your (or your friend's) marriage disintegrates before your eyes? When you can stop crying long enough to read a chapter at a time, dig into Sue Birdsey's When Happily Ever After Shatters, published by Focus on the Family in conjunction with Tyndale Publishers. Sue has first-hand experience in not only dealing with abandonment, divorce, and single parenting, but thriving through it.
Sue offers practical advice for those going through every step of this life-altering tragedy. She also offers advice for friends and families of those suffering. This book was so good that I read it straight through in two sittings. I highly recommend it for everyone because we all know someone going through divorce right now.
Disclaimer: This book was provided to me free of charge from Tyndale Publishing in hopes that I would provide a review. The opinions expressed are my own.
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