Ruth Clements

Ruth Clements is an education visits officer in central London and leads the 14-18 youth group at her church in Hampshire. She blogs about divorce and career change - among other things - at

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    ‘My marriage broke down’


    In June 2012, my husband and I were fully immersed in our church. I was part of the women’s pastoral team and children’s work, while my husband was involved in worship. We were also part of a life group. We had been married for three years, having met at church during our teens, and I was due to start a new teaching job in September. After much prayer I was about to take over the leadership of the 14–18s youth group.