In an essay for Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter about her Christian faith, Khloé Kardashian defended her decision to divorce Lamar Odom — despite it not being part of her belief system.
As we know, the KUWTK star and the former basketballer had a tumultuous relationship due to Odom's infidelity and battle with addiction. The divorce has currently been stalled following his nearly-fatal overdose back in October.
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The 31-year-old describes her decision in 2013 to call it quits a "challenge":
"At my core, I don't believe in divorce. But I came to a point in my marriage where I had to make the choice to take care of my own mental and emotional well-being in order to protect myself and my happiness. I am at peace with that decision and do feel like I honored my vows to the very end. I feel that I kept the serious vows I made in front of God with every inch of my heart, which is why I am still honoring them today even though my relationship with my ex-husband is in a different place. I believe in caring for my partner — past or present — 'in sickness and in health,' and feel at peace with my relationship with God even after the fact. I'm thankful that I can rely on my God, who, along with my family, has led me through some of the most difficult times of my life."
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Miz Kardashian — who describes herself as a "very spiritual person" — continued:
"Believing in a higher power is what guides me to make the right decisions. While I believe in heaven and hell and angels and spirits, I don't judge people for their beliefs. And I don't understand how others can sit around casting judgments on people because they have different religions and a certain point of view. I don't believe you need to be a certain religion to embrace someone else's religion. It's a matter of respecting someone. I'm a Christian but I don't think a church necessarily makes you religious."
One of the toughest battles she's faced with her Christianity was when she became "bitter and angry" with God after the death of her father Robert Kardashian in 2003:
"My relationship with spirituality has changed over the years, but I've never stopped believing. I enjoy going to church, I just haven't found a church that I'm passionate about, where I fit in."
Koko said she keeps her faith strong by reading daily devotionals:
"The devotions are just one page each, with a quote from the Bible, a breakdown of its meaning, and a daily prayer…I read these affirmations to my glam squad every day. They think I'm nuts, but I love it, and that works for me."
Church with a side of glam! Sounds about right for this fam!
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