VW: You married another Christian, and, several years into that, when life seemed very stable and predictable, your husband decided that he didn’t believe any more. What happened next?
Stina Kielsmeier-Cook: The entire basis on which we had dated and got married was centred on this common faith; so I was left reeling in that first year. I went through a period of grieving, having to reckon with a dream or an idea of what I thought life was going to be like, and what I thought God had called me to and had blessed in a particular way.
So there was a lot of grief that I had to acknowledge and process, and yet in and through that realising that some of the ideas I had been given about marriage and about relationships were not necessarily the truest.
VW: “Spiritual singleness” is a theme you work out throughout the book. What form did that take, and where have you ended up?
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