Divorced Author Finds the Spiritual Route to Recovery in “But This I Know”

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Pat Bailey navigates through the “wilderness” of divorce in her faith-based autobiographical book, soon to be released by Bush Publishing.

Any divorce can be painful, but divorce after 25-plus years of marriage can be identity changing. It’s from this perspective of upheaval and redemption that Pat Bailey tells her story in “But This I Know,” soon to be released by Bush Publishing. Married at 17, the housewife and mother of 5 was shell-shocked when her husband left her after 26 years. After going through despair, a crisis of faith, and even a descent into sins she’d never known, Bailey came through it all a changed woman with renewed faith. She also came away with a desire to share her story, so that others going through similar turmoil could learn from her mistakes and suffer a bit less along the way.

Most of the chapters in the book end with the phrase “But this I know…” and impart the hard lessons Bailey herself learned. For instance, she speaks of “hiding” as a child, and later says, “I don’t know why children hide. But this I know…adults hide too.” Later, she delves into her time in a “deep wilderness” and “all of the storms” around her: “I don’t know why we refuse to listen when God speaks,” she writes, “But this I know…he has ways of getting our attention.”    

Margo Bush, president of Bush Publishing, says, “This is a powerful and important book. It will help anyone dealing with a divorce to understand that there are ways to find that light at the end of the tunnel.”

Bailey gives all credit for that light to the God that she continues to serve as director of The Chancel Ministries, an inter-denominational ministry dedicated to individuals, couples, children, and families.

For more information about “But This I Know” visit http://www.bushpublishing.com.

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