Although marriage is a picture of the gospel, it is not equal to it.
The bible highly esteems marriage, but we make a critical mistake when we over-simply that staying married “no matter what” is the biblical standard. I was honored to interview Jenn Jett Barrett to hear her story of redemption after divorce. As a Christian and leader she experienced a lot of shame when her marriage failed after 15 years. I originally heard her story (on this podcast) when my first marriage was in a dark place and I was so encouraged by her dependence on the gospel for her healing, that I began following her. I celebrated from afar when she remarried a man who loves God and her very well.
Jenn and I discuss shame around having difficulty in your marriage, dating after healing from a failed or broken marriage, the beautiful and sometimes complicated layers of remarriage and our refined views of biblical submission. This was a rich and gracious discussion that I was thankful to be a part of that I trust will serve you whether you have a healthy marriage or not, because likely you will walk with someone at some point who needs this perspective and truth when facing divorce.
Learn more about Jenn
Jenn Jett is a dream defender and risk taker. She spends her life ripping off roofs so that people can be lowered down into the healing hands of Jesus. She longs to see people not just be free but stay free. She is the founder and visionary of The Well Summit, a community that creates experiences for women who sit in the tension of feeling too much and not enough. Camp Well is one of those experiences that is hosted in Colorado twice a year. SCOUT is her new dream coming up specifically for 18-24 year olds knowing that if she had these tools when she was 20, things would have been different. She lives in Northwest Arkansas with her blind date where together they love holding space for stories around their dining table.
Here is the book Jenn recommended on the episode:
The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness: The Path to True Christian Joy
Here is the previous episode about divorce I mentioned:
What the Church Gets Wrong About Divorce With Rylee Mowery – 025
Word of the show:
asterism [ as-tuh-riz-uhm ] noun
- a group of stars
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