Dr. Tony Evans is the founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, founder and president of The Urban Alternative, chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and author of over 100 books, booklets & Bible studies. His radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 1,300 US outlets daily and in more than 130 countries.

One of the great challenges today is
marriage. And nothing shows that

challenge any more than the great
divorce rate that we’re experiencing in

our culture and in our churches. There’s
no way around the reality that divorce

hurts. There’s a lot of pain when there’s
the breakup of a family. There’s a lot of

sin and mistakes that contribute to the
breakup of a relationship. And yet, even

though that pain is real—it’s emotional,
it’s financial, it’s relational—you don’t

have to throw in the towel and give up. Because, God loves you, and God wants to

see any healing you need in your life
because of your divorce take place.

He wants to meet you where you are, enable
you to live one day at a time to take

that next step toward your future.
I don’t want to make divorce sound good

because it’s not, but neither do I want
to make it feel like your life is over

because it is not. God can meet you in
this place,

walk you through whatever you need to
move to the next step that He has for

you, and to do it in a way that brings
Him glory and brings you good. So I want

to encourage you, draw near to God even
with the pain or challenge or

difficulties you may be facing, whether
the divorce was your fault or someone

else’s fault or a joint venture. And I
want you to say to God, “God I give You my

life. Meet me here because I want to move
forward each day at a time

under Your covering.” And let’s see what
God can do with your life in spite of

the pain you may be dealing with right