What's something you don't put on your resume or business bio? "I was divorced 3 times...my mom divorced when I was 6. Remarried when I was 7. Then, divorced at 12. My mom remarried when I was 13. Again, she divorced when I was 19," says my recent guest, Marie Mack, Business Owner, First Cup to Close. Marie is an entrepreneur who puts her stepchild experience and military finesse into practice as she manages priorities in her life.
Full disclosure here - I was again reminded of the impact divorce and remarriage has on our children. As one caught up in the divorce, I didn't initially comprehend that my children were going through a divorce, too. I knew they were experiencing the effects of divorce, but I didn't quite grasp that they were divorcing, too. Thank you, Marie, for this powerful reminder.
Be sure to listen to the end to hear Marie share a defining moment. A typical Wednesday, Marie found herself sitting in a chapel, receiving a word from a stranger that she describes as God's message to her. So good, Marie! Thank you for opening the door to kick out the shame often associated with kids who experience things they don't quite know how to deal with.
I dedicate this episode to all stepkiddos who have/are dealing with the fallout of divorce. As Marie so beautifully reminded us, you are divorcing, too. I pray you receive God's healing balm and accept his offer of HOPE and EXPECTANCY for how God has gifted you to turn that pain into purpose.
Marie's adaptability has become a framework for her success! Foundational steps Marie uses in her business and home life apply to stepfamilies, too. Be sure to check out Marie's Workflow Foundations, a free resource for you from the giftedness of Marie!
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