Could your ex be a more grateful believer than you are? When you think of your ex, what comes to mind? For many, it’s the way he treats you now. Words like, jerk, idiot, and worse come to mind. The phrase, “My spouse is…” is rarely follow the phrase, “a strong and grateful Catholic, a Good Christian.”
The idea that an abandoning spouse may be a more grateful believer than the faithful spouse is almost hard to imagine, and asking such a questions seems ludicrous! Memories of things he’s done to you and your children, of friendships torn apart, and of hardships you’ve been forced to face alone play across our minds like tired, old home video from the 70’s without the sweet nostalgic touch.
When we think of an ex, we are tempted to cry out to the Lord for vengeance as so many in the Old Testament did. It’s tempting to want to tell God about the horrors this person’s actions have brought down upon our hearts, our minds, our bodies, and, worst of all, our children – as if God didn’t already know! We pray for the conversion of our spouses and of their cheating partners, but we don’t really believe that conversion will ever happen.Continue Reading