Satan is working overtime to break down the family. Unfortunately divorce doesn’t end easily with an agreement signed by lawyers, neatly sealed up with a settlement.
Sherry Stahl, Leamington, ON, Canada.
Sherry Stahl, Leamington, ON, Canada.

In America, there is one divorce approximately every 36 seconds. That’s nearly 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week and 876,000 divorces a year.

Sherry orce can be, but she also understands the grace of God that can carry you through even the most hurtful circumstances:understands just how painful div

“My dream was shattered, torn into, broken by one thing – divorce. Life had been good. I had followed God’s call on my life. How in the world did this happen? Reflecting back now, I see it happened, one selfish act at a time. Sin caused the enormous breakdown in our marriage. This is something I never wanted. But, it happened.

“Words are not adequate to describe how I felt during this painful period in my life. I didn’t want to get out of bed. I cried every day for two years straight. Divorce is horrible. There’s nothing good about it—nothing!

The sting of divorce is brutal!

“I was ashamed, and felt like I was walking around with a large “D” that everyone could see. She’s “D”ivorced. To me it was the complete sign of failure and rejection. I felt like any possibility to ever be used again by the Lord was over. Divorce nailed the coffin shut, in my mind.

“Through a great godly counselor, I was encouraged to attend a “Divorce Care” Bible study. As I viewed the videos each week, I was surprised to see Kay Arthur sharing about her divorce.

Sherry teaching God's Word at a Women's Conference.
Sherry teaching God’s Word at a Women’s Conference.

“I had done several Precept Upon Precept® Bible studies and had always respected Kay.  But I had never heard her testimony. As I sat and listened to her story, I was so encouraged. This was a turning point for me. I thought, ‘If God could use Kay, even after a divorce, then God could use me.’

“As I continued to dig deep into His Word, God’s healing power, His healing grace, His healing love, carried my through those painful days. It’s through God’s Word that healing happens.

“I clung to His Word. Psalm 119:159-160 says, ‘Consider how I love Your Precepts;
Revive me, O Lord, according to Your loving kindness. The sum of Your Word is truth, and every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting.’

“In time I was revived. I’m grateful that I knew how to study the Bible. When I had my first child at 24, I began teaching ladies Bible studies at my church. We had an amazing group of about 100 women that came out on Tuesday mornings.  I was on a team of about 4 teachers.

“One of the studies that helped me tremendously was, “How to Study Your Bible.” What a wonderful resource to help anyone learn to study the Bible inductively. I would recommend it to anyone.

“A fabulous Precept Bible study that we did with our ladies was the study in Isaiah. I loved studying this Old Testament book. We covered a wide range of Precept studies over the years. And what a blessing it is to see the lives of women change as they learn to discover Truth for themselves.

“Through the years God did the miraculous and brought me a godly husband. Together Todd and I are serving the Lord through writing and speaking. I never would have dreamed this would have been possible. Today I am thrilled with what God is doing.

“Since I was a teen, I have been passionate about teaching the Bible and inspiring others to get into God’s Word.Precept Ministries has helped fuel that fire and provided me with practical tools I needed to help me grow as a believer and as a Bible teacher.”

–SHERRY STAHL, LEAMINGTON, ON, CANADA

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