I caught this clip by accident as I tend not to watch the "fall-to-your knees and pray" evangelical shows but used to be a big fan of "Le Tour de France" so I paused when I saw this interview with Kristen ARMSTRONG about her recent book in which she describes the "life lessons" she learned from her divorce from famous cyclist husband, Lance ARMSTRONG.
It is a great clip because she discusses openly and honestly with the right blend of humility and self-introspection or perspective that anyone who has become divorced SHOULD have.
Her comment that really struck me was that she said - in the aftermath of her divorce - she realized that she had confused confidence with arrogance! When have I ever heard a "modern feminist women" admit that she might have shared some of the blame for the disintegration of their marriage. The host James ROBINSON opens with the topic of FORGIVENESS and I was shocked as it has often occurred to me that this is one of the major issues underlying recovery from divorce. As well it reminds me of the famous maxim:
I plan on buying this book!"To err is human, to forgive divine"An Essay on Cricism by Alexander POPE (1688-1744)
And I also recommend listening to this clip to get a taste of her advice (her interview is the initial 17 of 30 minutes total length, after that it is an infomercial for the www.LifeToday.org Christian Ministry). There is a Christian "PTL" angle but this does not mean these comments are irrelevant.