Jen Hatmaker Files for Divorce

Jen and Brandon Hatmaker

Weeks after posting a message on social media revealing that her family was working through an “unexpected crisis,” Christian author Jen Hatmaker, a mother of five, has filed for divorce from her husband, Brandon.

Hatmaker, who’s been married to Brandon since 1993, filed for divorce in Hays County  22nd District Court in Texas on Aug. 21, but the filing doesn’t disclose the reason, according to The Roys Report.

Weeks earlier on July 31, the Kansas native had asked for prayers on Facebook without specifying the “crisis” her family was navigating.

Hatmaker, who made headlines in 2016 for affirming same-sex marriage, wrote after nearly three weeks of social media silence at the time: “I’ve been quiet. In short, we are deeply hurting in our little life. As I’ve written, there is a difference between secrecy marked by shame, and privacy marked by discretion, and we are in the second category.”

The author said she took a break “to help steer toward healing and wholeness.”

“Please know that everyone is safe, and all our kids are okay,” she continued. “Also know that our community and family has radically cared for us, and we are surrounded by love and support. Jesus loves us. We are not alone.”

More recently, she wrote on Instagram, “If you carefully and consistently build the right things into your life, into your soul, into your relationships, into your very character –
integrity, loyalty, trustworthiness, goodness, compassion, healthy community, honor, faithfulness, love, self-control, kindness – it will all hold when your life unravels. Every bit of it. Crisis doesn’t destroy it; it reveals it.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Anugrah Kumar