It is official – I am now divorced.

In case you aren’t caught up on the happenings, Brie left me on June 2, 2006 (a complete surprise to me), filed for divorce on June 28, 2006, and it was finalized yesterday, July 25, 2006 (I got the notice thereof in the mail today). It’s been a tough couple months.

I’m not quite sure about what God ultimately has in this situation, but I’ve already seen Him work through the circumstances. He has always proven faithful, and I have no doubt that He will be here, as well. He has already begun healing my heart and my life, which is pretty amazing in and of itself.

I have been blessed through incredible support and love poured out to me by family, friends, and even acquaintances. If you are one of those people, thank you. Your prayers, encouragements, attentive ears, shoulders to cry on, and hugging arms have strengthened me in ways that I’m sure I don’t even know. May God bless you for your friendship, care, and love.

  1. Wow, I’m sorry dude, that’s tough.

    How awesome it is though that you are already able to feel healing!

    3 years ago, a week before my wedding date my bride-to-be called it off, completely sideswiping me out of the blue… it was one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to go through but I know that during those times I was forced to look to God for support and the love that I was now lacking. And now I feel a better man for it all. I don’t how that compares to what you’re going through right now but just trust in His will. He’s a good guy and won’t let you down…

    I’ll keep you in my prayers, remember that God will be a lamp unto our feet as we walk the dark path.
    Jesse J. Anderson is the author. Jul 27, 05:16 is the time. <
  2. :-/

    The LORD bless you and keep you;
    the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
    the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
    Num 6:24ff
    tim is the author. Jul 27, 06:59 is the time. <
  3. Nate: Man, I’m sorry that it actually happened and is official now. I am praying for you (and Brie) during this difficult time. I cannot even imagine what you must be going through. You have my number, so let me know if you need anything.
    Nathan Smith is the author. Jul 27, 12:19 is the time. <
  4. Nathan, you don’t know me and I don’t know you, but we both know something about divorce and that’s not something anyone should know. Count my prayers here too.
    Natalie Jost is the author. Jul 27, 12:52 is the time. <
  5. No, Nathan, thank you for allowing us to help you and support you during this time. I will continue to pray for both you and Brie, you have my word on that.
    Larry Tomlinson is the author. Jul 27, 13:23 is the time. <
  6. Nathan, I’m so sorry.
    Every marriage is precious, and all too often delicate.
    Praying for both of you,
    Michael Montgomery is the author. Jul 27, 18:21 is the time. <
  7. Nathan, I’m truly sorry and will continue to pray for you and Brie.
    Robert is the author. Jul 27, 18:56 is the time. <
  8. O Nate, I am truly sorry. I want to let you know that I am praying for you (and brie). and always remember that God works things out for the good of his kingdom and his people.
    Dont forget that song PRAISE YOU IN THE STROM.
    Brent Minor is the author. Jul 28, 00:35 is the time. <
  9. I’m thinking this would be a good time to focus on your web development talents (you are awesome at your job!). I’m not religious so I won’t comment on anything other than the fact that life is tough, marriage is tough, two people becoming one is tough and moving on is tough. But so are you.
    Don’t forget about your talents and mental strength. I bet you can use this phase of life to come out bigger, better and stronger.
    kld is the author. Jul 28, 12:34 is the time. <
  10. Nate, I’m sorry to hear the news. You don’t know me nor I you, but I believe we have a connection through the body of Christ.

    It must be so hard to go through the process and now that it is official it must be even harder. I’ll be praying for you.

    “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”—Romans 8:28
    Matt (mithrill) is the author. Aug 6, 13:48 is the time. <
  11. Nathan—you don’t know me but ive been praying for you. its great to see God work in your life even though youre still trudging forward. take care
    darren is the author. Aug 11, 21:02 is the time. <
  12. My brother…love you tons man.
    T-Bone is the author. Aug 13, 06:28 is the time. <
  13. Nathan,

    Checked back to your blog after the longest time; I’m sorry to hear this.

    Earnestly wishing the best for you. Hope you’re doing well :)
    Nik is the author. Aug 22, 15:58 is the time. <
  14. Hey nate-
    Have been keeping up with you through Bridget and my mom (via your mother). We have been praying for you and grieving with you from all of these miles away. Know you are well loved in NE! Our hearts our with you as well as our prayers and thanksgiving for the richness God has in store for you in the future.
    carissa martin is the author. Aug 22, 16:26 is the time. <
  15. Hey Nate,

    Sorry to hear this man. I will pray that the Lord will continue to heal your heart and life and strengthen you each day.

    Peace and God Bless.
    Yannick is the author. Aug 22, 22:28 is the time. <
  16. Love you, buddy.
    TheBlueRaja is the author. Aug 23, 16:27 is the time. <
  17. Hi there Nate, a friend of mine told me she is gathering some songs for me now that im going on maternity leave. She says i need to listen to this song from casting crows. I then ask my colleauge if she knows the song and says i must read a blog, and that is how i landed up here. Instant sadness i feel about your marriage, but at the same time an instant joy knowing that God is always in control. He knows why, when, where and howcome. He never will leave you stranded and to read that you are starting to heal already tells me that you know everything i have just said.

    All the best to you.

    Yours in Christ
    Sonja Lietch
    Sonja is the author. Aug 29, 07:21 is the time. <