I know that feeling of sheer panic that sets in when your husband comes home saying, "well, honey, I just got laid off."
Even though my husband and I saw it coming, it was still a pretty hard blow to our sense of inner peace when that reality hit us.
Thankfully, with a lot of hard and intentional efforts, our marriage survived three years of unemployment.
I have such a heart for this ministry of helping others keep their marriage strong through the difficult times of financial hardship that I wrote a book about it, and started this blog so I could be a source of inspiration and encouragement through your storm.
My friend, you can and will get through this.
First things first, let's talk about what NOT to do when your husband has just been laid off.
By the way, I want to thank the awesome women of the UnEmployed Faith Community for helping write this post. These ideas came from them based on their own experiences with having an unemployed husband.