The YOU Plan

A Christian Woman's Guide

For A Happy, Healthy Life After Divorce

You never thought divorce would happen to you. But it did. You may feel traumatized, relieved, hopeful, afraid, or all of the above. What choices will help you heal? How can you minimize the trauma for your kids? When is too soon to date…and what about sex? How can you learn from your mistakes instead of repeating them? And where is God in all of this?

about the book

You never thought divorce would happen to you. But it did. You may feel traumatized, relieved, hopeful, afraid, or all of the above. What choices will help you heal? How can you minimize the trauma for your kids? When is too soon to date…and what about sex? How can you learn from your mistakes instead of repeating them? And where is God in all of this?

Michelle and Connie have been where you are. They’re Christian women who are a little ahead of you on the journey. Michelle was divorced seven years and now is happily remarried. Connie is ten years into the journey and at peace with being single. They’ve each made good choices and their fair share of mistakes. In this book they rally their collective experience to help you navigate some of the twists and turns of the post-divorce journey, avoid pitfalls, and emerge stronger and more confident.

This is not one of those authoritative, "do as we say" tomes. It’s a woman-to-woman, been-there-done-that, faithful, and hopeful approach to such topics as acceptance, forgiveness, loneliness, online dating (or "CON-line dating"), sex, money, respect, finding friends, and caring for your physical, financial, and spiritual health. Most of all, it’s a powerful reassurance that no matter what has happened or what may happen next, God still has good plans for you. You will live and laugh and love again. This book can help you do it.

"Focus on changing you, making you better, and that is exactly what I focused on. I worked hard with a counselor for several years to get beyond my anger, disappointment, and fear. It wasn’t easy to resurrect old wounds and work through them, wounds from my childhood that I had never addressed." - THE YOU PLAN

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"But I continue to see in every situation the truth of Romans 8:28: "God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose" (NASB)." - THE YOU PLAN

endorsements

Steve Arterburn
founder, Newlife Ministries and Women of Faith; author, The 7-Minute Marriage Soultion
The shame and pain of divorce is so great that women are tempted to make desperate and destructive decisions that can greatly compound the pain of divorce. Thus, every divorced woman needs a plan. This is the plan you need. Michelle and Connie provide an effective plan to help you heal and get your life back, but even better.
Leslie Vernick
counselor, coach, author, and speaker
The YOU Plan is a detailed roadmap for women navigating the personal and circumstantial landmines of an unexpected divorce. Lost and scared, you face the unknown with feelings of rejection, fear, guilt, shame, and unworth.  At this vulnerable time, you need other women who have walked this path and successfully come out the other end.  Michelle and Connie provide just that roadmap, openly sharing their journeys and tackling the tough but crucial lessons they’ve learned along the way.  If you’re stuck and scared, but are ready to move forward, The YOU Plan will help you heal--one step at a time.
Sharon K.B. Dale
LPC MHSP, co-author, Divorce to Wholeness
In a world where living authentically is overlooked and undervalued, Michelle and Connie provide a roadmap to help women heal and move forward.  Through their authentic and transparent writing women will feel like they are not alone. Michelle and Connie encourage women to feel empowered and hopeful by addressing key struggles that they go through after divorce.  There is no "elephant in the room" with this book.  It is refreshing, encouraging, and authentic.

"What was different this time was that I had not tried to go out and find someone to fill the void. The void was filled by God. I simply went about my life, and there Michael was, standing in front of me." - THE YOU PLAN

about the authors

Michelle Borquez hosted and co-produced I-Life Television's SHINE with Michelle Borquez on INSP in 2005 and is creator, producer, and host of a new 8-week DVD series for women, "Live Again--Wholeness After Divorce," releasing in June 2013. Michelle, also the national spokesperson for Beth Moore’s "Loving Well" television special and "GLO" Bible, has authored several books. Michelle lives with husband and author Michael Thornton and her almost grown, four children in Nashville.

Connie Wetzell, a former popular Christian radio personality and current voice-over recording artist, is the author of The Healing Word of God, the spoken Word combined with original music created as a "medicine for the soul." Her latest offering is a collaborative effort with Criswell Freeman entitled God's Survival Guide for Women.

"So I leave you with this visual. Imagine a beautiful bracelet with these links: forgiveness links to acceptance, which links to surrender, which links to serenity—and all of these things link to a happy, healthy life." - THE YOU PLAN

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media inquiries

For press inquiries regarding The You Plan, please contact Tiffany Sawyer at tsawyer@thomasnelson.com