We don’t usually think about little children having a heart attack. The kind of heart attack I’m talking about is affecting thousands of children. It is the emotional and spiritual heart attack they experience when their family falls apart. The family could be a divorcing family or a never married family. To a child, it makes no difference if their parents were legally married or involved in a co-habitation situation.
For years children have told me their hearts hurt. When I ask them where it hurts, they will lay their little hands over their hearts and say,
“It hurts right here.”
Little children are experiencing a monumental crisis at an early age in life. Just like a heart attack that an adult might have, the damage can be devastating.