Helping others affected by divorce

Individuals can help friends and family members who have been affected by divorce by helping them focus on the principles of the gospel, John P. Livingstone and Craig J. Ostler taught during BYU Campus Education Week on Thursday, August 19, 2010. As they do this, they are more able to feel the spirit in their lives as well as re-gain trust in others, they said.

Craig J. Ostler is an assistant professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU and has a doctorate degree in family studies. John P. Livingstone is an associate professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU and has a doctorate degree in counseling psychology.

“Many of these people have been through trials that are like an Abrahamic moment,” Brother Ostler said.

Through applying gospel principles, individuals are able to gain strength and courage as they face a new territory in their life. The team teachers discussed a few areas in which individuals can suggest focusing on to bring added strength as others experience tough times.

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