Surviving Shattered Dreams: Ex-Wives of Pastors Offer Insights on How to Cope with Adultery and Abuse
ENUMCLAW, Wash., July 7 /Christian Newswire/ — „I know this isn’t good timing, but I’m leaving you and the girls.“
When Yvonne Partyka’s husband–a pastor– confessed to adulterous affairs and announced that he wanted out of their marriage, she breathed a frantic prayer, „Oh, God, this can’t be happening!“
But it did happen. After 15 years of shared ministry, shared parenting, and shared lives, their marriage ended. „My dream of building memories with our children, growing old together, and teamwork in ministry were shattered,“ says Partyka.
With a heavy heart, Partyka began second-guessing herself:
· Is there anything I can do to fix our marriage?
· If I’d been a better marriage partner, would things be different?
· How will I make a living?
· How will divorce affect our children?
· What will people say?
In her new book, „Surviving Shattered Dreams,“ Partyka and co-author Joanne Klinger (also divorced from a pastor), encourage Christians who have experienced infidelity, abuse, betrayal, abandonment, and divorce.
„We believe telling our stories and sharing God’s faithfulness to us will comfort others whose lives have been ripped apart by similar issues,“ says Klinger. „I believe that God does use everything that happens to us for our good and His glory.“
Each chapter of „Surviving Shattered Dreams“ addresses questions a stunned spouse asks when she discovers she has been betrayed. „We tell a piece of our stories and hope readers will find encouragement in knowing we survived shattered dreams,“ says Klinger.
She adds, „Facing reality is a necessary step to healing and allows us to anticipate our tomorrows.“
To purchase a copy visit www.winepressbooks.com or call 877-421-7323. To schedule an interview contact Abigail Davidson at 360-802-9758 or firstname.lastname@example.org.