1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2013
I found that a lot of what was talked about before I started reading I was already doing. So it was reassuring I was headed the right direction. It answered a lot of questions on how to handle difficult emotions. As a devout Catholic convert I feel this was a great reference for Catholic beliefs in layman's terms and wished I had read or been taught things talked about in this book as I was entering the church and definitely before marriage.
on June 24, 2015
If you are Catholic (and/or believe in the marriage bond as Catholics teach) in the middle of a separation or divorce, please please please do yourself a favor and get this book! This is the BEST book I have read and I have been reading it daily, over and over, a chapter a day since I was separated from my husband two months ago. It truly understands and explains why the Catholic church teaches what it teaches and how you can still (as a separated or divorced person) be a part and follow the churches teachings. What I truly appreciate is how focused this book is on STAYING with the faith and BUILDING yourself up in the faith going through this heart and gut wrenching time. Though I am not sure what God has planned for me and I am heartbroken, I am so appreciative and proud to be Catholic as I read this book. It helped me get closer and want to be even closer to God - I can't think of a more beautiful and life giving outcome of my separation than this. I am so grateful for this book for keeping me steady and straight focusing on him in the midst of the storm.
I did purchase the workbook about a month ago and I have gone through the workbook once. I plan on going through it again every few months to see how I am growing. The workbook is worth it just for the prayers and stations of the cross in the back of the book.
on December 30, 2014
I've purchased this book for several friends and family members who have gone through a bitter divorce. Some are devout Catholics and some are not, but everyone I have given this to has said its a life saver and have passed it on to other friends that are divorced or going through a divorce. Lisa I am not married, but I was a former family law attorney who gave this book out as a spiritual guide. Lisa Duffy is a blogger on Catholic Institute and is an amazing writer and truly gifted. I would highly recommend this book as a LIFE SAVER to anyone going through a divorce or even those who have been divorced for years or decades. It will transform your view on life.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 7, 2010
This book is comprehensive and a great start for Catholics who aren't already familiar with the annulment process. If you are well-acquainted with an advocate already, and have pastoral support or good counseling, you probably don't need this book
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on April 26, 2009
Although, I have not finished the book, I have already discovered a lot of information. I was not raised Catholic, but I have a friend who was. She is also divorced and did not have a lot of answers for her own questions or mine. This is helping.