I need your stories for my next book project!
Hi, guys! Happy Easter!!
I’m (FINALLY) working on my next book, a sort of “follow-up” to Primal Loss: The Now-Adult Children of Divorce Speak, and I need your help! Remember Chapter Ten of Primal Loss, “Stories of Hope”? Well, this is going to be a whole book of such stories—hopeless marriages redeemed!
If you and your spouse (or if your parents) had a terribly difficult, painful, and even disastrous marriage that was redeemed--even in its twilight years, or on the deathbed of one spouse--I want to hear it. Every story will remain anonymous, and I will change dates and details as necessary. I need you to speak from the heart and even stream-of-consciousness (don’t worry about the editing and grammar; that’s my job), and its length can be anywhere from a couple of paragraphs to a couple of pages (a few entries may go longer than two pages). Please email those stories to me at primalloss (at) gmail (dot) com. Or, use the email contact on this blog, which is Leila (at) LeilaMiller (dot) net.
Also, I am going to include a section on divorce regret. If you now regret (months, years, or even decades later) a divorce you instigated, email me. I will send you a questionnaire to make it easier to answer, much like I did with the children of divorce for Primal Loss.
Finally, for another project not associated with the above, I am looking for American Catholics who were reluctantly divorced (against your will) and who then became reluctant respondents in a tribunal process, hoping to contest the grounds for nullity brought forth by your spouse or his/her advisors. In other words, if you believe(d) your marriage to be valid and wanted to “fight the annulment” (for lack of a better term), please email me. I would like to hear from those whose marriages were upheld by the tribunal, as well as from those whose marriages were declared null. Even if your experience was painful and confusing, possibly causing deep distress or loss of faith, I want to hear from you. Again, all emails will be confidential.
Talking about difficult marriages and divorce is not easy, but as we all know, the biggest spiritual battle today is for marriage and family. This is where souls are won and lost. I thank you for jumping into the battle with me, and I am especially grateful for your prayers, as always!