You don’t have to go through it alone
Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.
The next series of 13 sessions begins Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 6:30pm
Dinner is available at 5:45pm to DivorceCare participants and their children without cost.
DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each DivorceCare session has two distinct elements:
1) A Seminar with Experts
During the first 30–40 minutes of the meeting, each DivorceCare group watches a video seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting-to-watch television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies and on-location video.
2) A Support Group with Focus
After viewing the video, DivorceCare group participants spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in the lives of group members.
SESSION 1) What’s Happening to Me?
This introductory seminar helps answer the question, “Why do I feel the way I do?” You’ll come out of this session with an overview of the DivorceCare program and an appreciation for the benefits of a support group environment.
SESSION 2) The Road to Healing/Finding Help
This video segment helps you begin to identify the many losses that occurred as the result of your divorce. It also introduces strategies you can use to begin the process of healing from your separation or divorce.
SESSION 3) Facing My Anger
This video seminar deals with the subject of anger, a nearly universal response to the pain and stress of divorce. You’ll gain constructive suggestions for dealing with your anger and learn methods for responding to the anger coming from your ex-spouse.
SESSION 4) Facing My Depression
Depression can be a paralyzing emotion as you go through divorce. Even so, it can also be a “healing emotion,” and this video seminar explores constructive responses you can employ to deal with depression.
SESSION 5) Facing My Loneliness
After divorce, many people respond to their loneliness in ways that will cause them even deeper pain. This segment explores healthy ways to overcome the loneliness that will inevitably arise during your separation or divorce.
SESSION 6) What Does the Owner’s Manual Say?
This video seminar explores real-world answers from the Bible on issues related to separation, divorce and remarriage, presented in an easily understandable format.
SESSION 7) New Relationships
The loneliness that comes with divorce will put you at risk when making decisions about new relationships. This session helps you determine whether you are ready for a new relationship and how to get it off on the right foot if you are.
SESSION 8) Financial Survival
Most people are stretched financially during divorce. This video segment offers you practical help on how to survive and ways to deal with the many money issues that you’ll face during and after divorce.
SESSION 9) KidCare
This video seminar helps you understand the effects of divorce on your children and offers practical suggestions for being an effective single parent. You’ll also learn how your children are processing the divorce and how you can help in their healing.
SESSION 10) Single Sexuality
How do you deal with your sexuality after divorce? This important session will help you understand sexuality from God’s perspective and see that it is possible to be single again and satisfied.
SESSION 11) Forgiveness
The hurt that comes with divorce is a barrier that prevents many people from forgiving their former spouse. This seminar shows you why forgiveness is important and how you can begin the process of forgiving.
SESSION 12) Reconciliation
Reconciliation is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the divorce healing process. You’ll learn that reconciliation can happen even if your marriage is not restored and why it’s important to pursue reconciliation.
SESSION 13) Moving On, Growing Closer to God
How can God produce something good out of something as bad as divorce? This segment will show you how to grow closer to God as you go through your divorce experience.
Kids ages 18mos - 5 years old can go to the Nursery while their parents attend the Single & Parenting Sessions. The Nursery suggests that you bring diapers, wipes, a change of clothing, bottle or drinking cup, bib, pacifier, and a blanket. Please label all items you bring into the Nursery: diaper bag, bottles, diapers, etc. Please inform our Child Care Workers of any special needs and/or allergies for your child. Due to our kiddos with special and allergies, we ask that if you bring a snack, please make sure it is NUT-FREE.
For more information please contact our Nursery Manager, Norma Covington at 915.581.2186 or Congregational Care Director, Frances Gonzalez at 915.581.4444 ext. 287
Your children will be supervised in a safe study hall setting (homework help or tutoring) while you attend Divorce Care, Grief Share, or Cancer Care. For additional information please contact Joyce Yellock at 915.581.4444 ext. 237 or 915.422.5166 or by email at email@example.com or Congregational Care Director, Frances Gonzalez at 915.581.4444 ext. 287
St. Mark's Youth meets on Tuesday evenings for ministry as they put into practice the things they are learning about following Christ. For more information please contact Jachin Ford at 915.581.4444 ext. 289 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or Congregational Care Director, Frances Gonzalez at 915.581.4444 ext. 287