Telling the Children

by Jason Deines

in Questions & Answers

Submitted by David

Thank you so much for this resource. There is a sense of urgency behind this question, as we are supposed to tell our 3 sons this evening, we are divorcing. I will be out of town all week, and they start school the following. We couldn’t find a better time, so today is the day. My wife is a non-believer. What words/advice could you give me to help, as words seem to fail me right now? Thank you, and bless you

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1 Jason

Telling children about divorce isn’t easy and it sounds like you are starting off on the right foot by dong it as a family but you need to make sure you have time to deal with their feelings, questions and insecurities. Divorce is really hard on children and they need to be reassured that both their parents are going to be involved in their lives by discussing how that will look after the separation and divorce.

Understand that they are going to be scared and have feelings they are unsure how to deal with; stay calm and work through them, meet again at a later date.

Reassure them that it is not their fault! Don’t say anything negative about the other parent, work hard to get along with each other.

2 Kat

I’m sorry for that heart aches. God is with you.

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