The Source of Self-Worth

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Two weeks after my divorce was finalized, I received a phone call from my attorney informing me that my ex-husband had filed a court motion requesting the judge overturn the divorce decree. His argument was based upon his constitutional right to practice his religion. As he understood it, his religion taught that no marriage was irretrievably broken; so he could not accept a divorce. Furthermore, it wasn’t that an attempt at healing our marriage had been tried and found wanting. It had been deemed difficult and left untried (a distortion of a well-known quote from G.K. Chesterton: “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried”). He wanted the courts to force me back into marriage.

I couldn’t help but feel defeated. I’d fought so hard for my freedom and now that freedom, after only a couple of weeks, was at…

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