Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. Our regular DivorceCare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You'll gain access to valuable DivorceCare resources to help you deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life.

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. We're here to help you get through this time of anxiety and pain by offering DivorceCare.

Our next semester of DivorceCare and DivorceCare 4 Kids begins Wednesday, August 16 at 6:45 PM. DivorceCare meets in rm. 137 and DivorceCare for Kids meets in rm. 133.

If our location is too far for you to drive, or our schedule doesn't work with yours, we encourage you to try to find a DivorceCare group in your area! Please go to the DivorceCare website for a listing of locations.

NOTE: DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) is designed for children aged 5 to 12. For more information about DC4K, please visit their website.



DivorceCare Seminar Topics
Each DivorceCare support group is different because the people who participate are different. Even if you have been through a semester of DivorceCare once before it is okay to come back for a second (or even third) round.

Divorce Care

Your DivorceCare experience may begin each week with watching a video seminar on DVD. The DivorceCare videos cover topics essential to your recovery from the hurt of separation or divorce. The videos are produced in a compelling television magazine format and feature on-location video and real-life stories of people who have experienced divorce. Afterwards we discuss the topic presented.

Below is a general list of possible weekly topics:

What's Happening to Me? — Session 1
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.

The Road to Healing/Finding Help — Session 2
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.

Facing My Anger — Session 3
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.

Facing My Depression — Session 4
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.

Facing My Loneliness — Session 5
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.

What Does the Owner's Manual Say? — Session 6
This video seminar explores real-world answers from the Bible on issues related to separation, divorce and remarriage, presented in an easily understandable format.

New Relationships — Session 7
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.

Financial Survival — Session 8
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.

KidCare — Session 9
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.

Single Sexuality — Session 10
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.

Forgiveness — Session 11
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.

Reconciliation — Session 12
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.

Moving On, Growing Closer to God — Session 13
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.

Divorce Care

The DivorceCare support group meets twice a year at 6:45 PM every Wednesday evening during the Summer/Fall and Winter/Spring. (We break for the holidays and summer vacation and then resume for another 13-week semester.)

Each semester is self-contained and not intended to be a continuation of the previous semester. Anyone wishing to participate in DivorceCare is welcome to join us at anytime during our 13-week study.

For more information about this class or the Singles Ministry at Worthington Christian Church, please contact at 614-885-8389.

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