Weathering the Storm is a 5-part series that offers an intimate peek into what people experience as they go through a divorce while actively involved in a local church.
The series discusses how people can learn and grow with the emotional pain of divorce and the negative reactions of their Christian friends, family, and church community. It covers topics such as adultery, incompatibility, unhappiness in marriage, pornography in the church, remarriage, and how divorce affects children.
This documentary is comprised of interviews with 5 people who were in difficult marriages and sought the sanction of their churches to get a divorce, all to no avail. Unfortunately the stories focus on these individuals’ churches’ refusal to acknowledge the problems in the marriages and their unwillingness to sanction divorce. While divorce is on the rise and many people come through the pain and stigma into a better life, it would have been a better balanced story if it had included a case of reconciliation and support from clergy.
Marriage counseling is highly recommended by sociology professor and pastor, Tony Campolo and Frank Page, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Taylors, SC. They present varying viewpoints surrounding the issue of God-ordained marriage vs divorce. We award this documentary the Dove Faith-Friendly Seal for ages 12+.