Author Marilyn Leighman, Ph.D., LPC’s Newly Released “Divorce: The Loss of the Dream” Offers Insights and Hope for Those Experiencing the Trauma of Divorce

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“Divorce: The Loss of the Dream” from Christian Faith Publishing author Marilyn Leighman, Ph.D., LPC shares the stories of seven women who experienced the death of their marriages. Through their personal experiences, they offer insights and hope to those facing similar circumstances.

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“Divorce: The Loss of the Dream”: insights and hope for those experiencing the death of their marriages. “Divorce: The Loss of the Dream” is the creation of published author, Marilyn Leighman, Ph.D., LPC. Marilyn Leighman, Ph.D., LPC received her bachelor of science in home economics education from Texas Tech University of Lubbock in 1966. She entered the School Counselor program at Prairie View A&M University in September of 1992 and received her master’s degree in education in July of 1995. In 2004, she received her licensed professional counselor certification from the Texas Department of Health. She entered the doctorate degree program at Texas A&M University in 2002 and received her doctor of philosophy degree in educational psychology in 2009. She has been a teacher and school counselor for thirty-seven years. She has also worked with children in foster care. Her professional focus had been divorce, premarital, adolescent, and child counseling. She is now retired. She lives with her husband on a ranch in central Texas where they raise cattle.

“’The Dream’ of a happily-ever-after marriage and family is the major goal of many women, especially Christian women. When divorce occurs, the devastation and heartbreak make one wonder, ‘How will I get through this?’ and “Will I ever be happy again?’” --Marilyn Leighman, Ph.D., LPC

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Marilyn Leighman, Ph.D., LPC’s new book offers insights and hope for those experiencing divorce.

When someone dies, family and friends gather around the bereaved to offer comfort and support. When divorce happens, however, no one comes to the door with a casserole and condolences. The one left behind feels isolated. He or she is alone for the first time after years of living within a family. Family and friends often choose sides. Even those who love both parties become aloof in order to remain neutral. Divorce is a death. It is the death of a marriage.

In the “Divorce: The Loss of the Dream,” seven women tell the stories of their marriages, divorces, and recoveries. Although the stories are different, they share similar traumas and truths. Each person offers insights into how others can overcome the trauma of divorce, survive in the “new normal,” and choose happiness for themselves and their families. Most of all, they show how to trust in God and offer hope for the future.

View a synopsis of “Divorce: The Loss of the Dream” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase“Divorce: The Loss of the Dream” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Divorce: The Loss of the Dream”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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