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Name : Tafirenyika Chifamuna|
Postal Address : P/Bag 00395 Gaborone, Botswana|
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Tel: (H) 71490114| (W) 3912643|
Local Church: Open Baptist Church| Occupation: Missionary| Assignment Title (In full) :| BPS 415 - Assignment 9: Dealing With The Pain of Divorce| Subject Code : BPS 415| Subject: Pastoral Care| Mark Awarded| Lecturer : Rev. Lance Laughton| Number of Words : 252| See assignment| Due Date : 05 May 2013| Date Submitted: 06 May 2013| first page| Integrity Commitment: All sources are acknowledged. No other author’s work is presented as my own. Check| *| Signature T. Chifamuna 06/05/2013 NB Please complete this section fully for every submissionFor electronic submissions, use initials, surname + today’s date; eg. J. J. SMITH 01.03.2012| |

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Assignment 9: Dealing With The Pain of Divorce
The Church has the responsibility to care for those who have been damaged or are in need. “Ordinary” Christians, as friends and family members, are almost always involved at some level in every marriage breakdown. All Christians should, therefore, see it as part of their calling from God to listen and, where appropriate, give advice. Divorced Christians may particularly see this as a God-given ministry, because often those who have been through the agony and confusion of divorce are most able to help other going through a similar experience; this is in fact one of the ways in which God can bring good out of, and use, the experience of divorce, which at the time, seems all pain and pointless (cf 2 Cor. 1:3-7). It is essential for Christian friends to raise the question of the future with divorcees, to talk it through. Almost every person caught up in divorce, or contemplating divorce, is...
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