A Final Note on New Beginnings

Salli's Divorce Support Blog

Today marks the end of the first month of 2010...amazing how quickly time flies!

Since I've been talking about "fresh starts" and "new beginnings" when you are going from being married to being divorced, how can I not spend time on the most meaningful and long-lasting method of starting new? I'm talking about repentance.

I picked up "Infinite Atonement" by Tad R. Callister about three weeks ago and have been inspired and blessed each day as I've studied his thoughts about our Savior's atoning sacrifice. Relating the principles to the divorce experience makes the atonement even more meaningful.

I've never doubted the validity of the Atonement, nor have I ever struggled in my acceptance of why I have needed that redeeming sacrifice in my life. When you experience life altering sorrow, such as divorce, and find yourself struggling with your personal contributions to what went wrong, the atonement becomes very personal.

Elder Callister creates such a clear description of how deep, how powerful, and how loving our Savior's atonement is that I have felt reinspired and humbled as to just how cleansing that gift is. Literally, there is practically no sin in this world for which Christ hasn't already paid the price. To qualify for it's efficacy merely requires that we humbly acknowledge the actuality of His atonement, feel sincere remorse for what we did, tenderly seek to make things better, and start fresh.

If you are considering remarriage after divorce, it is the best way to begin!

That is the message I would pass to you in 2010. To humbly seek the Savior's love, as you try harder to be a better person.


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