Here you are in a place you never expected to be. For one
reason or another...a reason you may not comprehend, your
marriage is falling apart. Perhaps
your mate has walked out the door. Or maybe you have. Talk
of separation…even divorce…hovers in the air.
Life is not making sense. And you don't know what to do. As
you wind through this labyrinth of confusion, let me walk
beside you. I've been there. And I found hope. I made it to
the other side. Let me be your friend. Together we may find
the sun is still shining.
Linda W. Rooks
What people are saying about
Broken Heart on Hold.
"Stunning vulnerability! Linda Rooks may be the most courageous author I have ever read. She takes deep, vague, painful feelings and puts them into words with which you can identify—and find relief. Every gripping story will give you wisdom, encouragement, hope, and a map through the shadowy world of broken marriage. If it were up to me, there would be a law that no man could ever leave his wife without first reading this remarkable book."
Founder and CEO
Man in the Mirror
"For the person who is hurting from a broken marriage (or one who is counseling,) this book offers solution and hope. Linda Rooks has been there and gives daily practical steps toward a healing heart and possible reconciliation in a marriage."
—Vonette Z. Bright
Campus Crusade for Christ, International
"Linda Rooks has written a compelling book about surviving marital separation. She knows from personal experience, how lonely and lost you may feel if you are separated. Linda comes alongside the reader and walks them, step-by-step, through the dark valley and toward The Light to bring hope and healing to the brokenhearted. Broken Heart on Hold offers practical information, Godly instruction, and compassionate guidance that will help you through this uncertain time. Written in small sections, you can read as much as you need at your own pace. Broken Heart on Hold would also be a thoughtful gift for a friend in need. As an expert on marriages in crisis, I highly recommend this book!"
—Nancy C Anderson
Award-winning author of
Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome: How to Grow Affair
Proof Hedges Around Your Marriage
"When people are desperate for answers knowing where
to find the right resource is like oxygen to the soul. Broken
Heart on Hold, Surviving Separation is a proactive approach
to bring emotional healing to complex relationships. Linda
W. Rooks has mapped a strategic way to bring hope and insight
to help people know how to respond in strength. She
has found the answers to help unravel the most complex problems
that impact couples facing divorce. These strategies will
work to save marriages and somebody you know needs this book
Nationally Certified Counselor
Certified Family Law Mediator
Author of Destination Success
"Linda Rooks has written captivating stories of stark
reality, yet they are embedded with God's healing and
hope. This book is for people who discover the home they thought
they had is now gone, and they are wandering in the wilderness
toward an unseen promised land. Filled with practical
insights and written with almost poetic devotion, you will
gain strength and help in time of need. Broken Heart on Hold
is essential reading for those who are wondering if they should
give up. The answer is well, read the book."
—Dr. Joel C. Hunter
Northland - A Church Distributed
"Women going through a painful divorce or separation are sure to feel a hug of encouragement as they read Broken Heart on Hold! Linda truly understands the emotional roller coaster of a gut wrenching separation and shares practical insights and Biblical wisdom that will give hope to weary hearts even if reconciliation doesn't occur. The easy to read format also makes a great daily devotional."
President of Encouragement Company
Best-selling Hugs (TM) author
"Broken Heart on Hold is an excellent resource
for women experiencing the complex and heart-wrenching
trauma of separation. With Biblical inspiration Linda
Rooks offers strength and nuggets of hope to those caught
in marital limbo. This resource reveals how God brings
purpose to our pain."
When Your Marriage Dies-Answers to Questions About
Separation and Divorce
"We have been married for 47 years and have been
involved in marriage ministry for over 30 of these years,
having served in the Sponsor Couple program for engaged couples,
Worldwide Marriage Encounter for couples with with
good marriages”, and Retrouaville, a program for couples
in struggling marriages. During that time we have been privileged
to experience much insight into marriage, both through our
own experience and in sharing with others. We know that the
recovery process involved in renewing a troubled marriage
often follows a painful and tortuous path, requiring dedication
and commitment from both spouses. Linda Rooks has done a brilliant
job of describing and detailing the process of recovery from
the brink of marital disaster. Linda effectively chronicles
the pain experienced by both spouses and shows that the presence
of God on the journey provides the hope necessary to persevere.
While the information is presented primarily from a women's
point of view, the book offers much insight of benefit to
both spouses. While we are not speaking on behalf of any ministry,
we personally believe that the book would be a valuable resource
for all couples, no matter what their current situation happens
—Pat & Roger Bate
Former International Coordinators