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Divorce Care: Don’t Cope With Divorce Alone!
Join us for the Divorce Care Focus Group Monday nights as we learn together how to overcome the challenges, and avoid the pitfalls and mistakes so many make without knowing it. Come and get strong again, let God give you a renewed vision for your life, and start focusing on your future, not your past.
If you have children, we also offer Divorce Care For Kids (DC4K) on the same night.
How Does It Work?
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. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each session has two distinct elements:
A Seminar with Experts
During the first 30–40 minutes of the meeting, each Divorce Care 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.
A Support Group with Focus
After viewing the video, Divorce Care 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.
Attending a Divorce Care group: what to expect
“I’ve never been to a support group like this before. I don’t know what to expect.”
Most people quickly feel comfortable and accepted in their Divorce Care group. They discover that there are others who have the same kind of feelings they do—and who understand the hurt and pain they are going through. Here is an overview of the Divorce Care experience:
You’ll probably feel a little nervous about going to Divorce Care the first time. Those feelings go away quickly for most people, usually during the first session they attend. Divorce Care is a warm, caring environment designed to help you.
You’ll discover there are people who understand your hurts, emotions and painful experiences! In divorce, it’s common to feel isolated. In Divorce Care, you’ll find that you are not alone, that there are others who understand what you are going through.
You’ll learn helpful, practical information that will help you recover from your separation or divorce. The Divorce Care DVD videos feature top experts on divorce and recovery subjects and case studies of people just like you, who have been through the divorce experience.
You’ll have the chance to talk about your experiences. It can be very healing to tell others what you are going through. The support group sessions include a time to talk about what you’ve seen on the Divorce Care videos and what is going on in your life. And while you have the opportunity to tell your story, there’s never pressure for you to do so if you don’t feel like it.
You’ll become part of a “family.” Divorce Care group members often tell us that they feel like their group has become a family, that they made new friends and are around people they can relate to. Divorce Care is designed to be a safe environment, and dating relationships between group participants are not encouraged (to allow you time to focus on your personal healing).
Your children will have the opportunity to heal. DC4K is a fun environment for kids to learn how to work through the hurt of divorce. The DC4K program features videos, music, games, crafts and activities for children ages 5–12.
You’ll discover hope for the future. While things may look bleak now, you’ll learn ways to restore your hope and rebuild your life. Many Divorce Care alumni tell us that the program helped them move from adversity to becoming a better person.