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With God's help, you can overcome emotional damage from parents' divorce

Q: All my life I've known my parents got divorced because of me. They were always arguing because I was a burden to them, and they wouldn't have gotten divorced if I hadn't been born. Why did God let this happen to me? -- W.B.

A: Divorce is never easy on children, and sometimes the burden they carry is almost overwhelming. This is one reason why God said divorce wasn't part of His original plan for marriage. I often think of Jesus' words concerning marriage: "Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate" (Mark 10:9).

But in your case you've carried an even greater emotional burden -- and one you didn't need to carry because it wasn't based on the...