You Don’t Have to Face it Alone
Separation and divorce are tough. Too many decisions to make, too many emotions to navigate. If you’re like most people who are contemplating or are in the midst of separation and/or divorce, you may not have someone to speak with who understands what you’re going through. Our divorce-related care programs can help during a confusing time when you may be feeling isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. The groups and classes below meet weekly to help you face the various challenges associated with healing and rebuilding your life. For more information, or to sign up for one of these classes, contact Harriette Heibel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join a Divorce Care Group
Each meeting lasts about 1½ hours and includes a 40 minute video seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects, in addition to real-life case studies and interviews with people who are going through, or have gone through, divorce. Topics include: How to find help, facing anger, depression, loneliness, financial planning, new relationships, dealing with children, forgiveness – to name a few (click here for full list and descriptions). After viewing the video the group spends time discussing the video topic and how it may be applying to their lives right now. Special time is devoted to talking about what is currently going on in the lives of group members.
Join a Boundaries Class
Our next 9-week program will start on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7 pm in the Library (may move depending on class size).
Because boundaries affect all areas of our lives (physical, mental, spiritual and emotional), it is a natural follow-up to the DivorceCare program – although the principles learned apply to issues that extend well beyond separation and divorce. Based on the work of Drs. Cloud and Townsend, the Boundaries class will answer such questions as: How can I say no and not feel guilty? How can I set healthy limits and still be a loving person? How can I keep people from taking advantage of me? What if setting boundaries will upset or hurt someone? How do I deal with my disappointment with God because of unanswered prayers? For a full list of contents, click here.
Join a Safe People Class
How to Find Relationships that are Good for You and Avoid Those that Aren’t
Our next 13-week program will start in May, 2017 (Exact Date TBD).
Wounding inflicted by an “unsafe” person can cut deep. For those who have ever been in a relationship where they were used, abused or abandoned, then Safe People will provide some valuable insights: What is an “unsafe” person? What causes people to be attracted to “unsafe” people? What does a “safe” person look like? And how do we learn to be safe? For a full list of contents, click here.
DivorceCare Seminar Topics
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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
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.
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 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
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.
Boundaries Class Topics
- What is a Boundary?
- Problem and Symptoms
- Laws of Boundaries, Part 1
- Laws of Boundaries, Part 2
- The Myths about Boundaries
- A Course of Recovery
- Resistances to Boundaries
- Measure Your Success
- Putting It All Together: Next Steps
Safe People Class Topics
- What is an Unsafe Person?
- Personal Traits of Unsafe People
- Interpersonal Traits of Unsafe People
- How We Lost Our Safety
- Do I have a “Safety Deficit”?
- Why Do I Choose Unsafe Relationships?
- False Solutions
- Why Do I Isolate Myself from People?
- What are Safe People?
- Why Do We Need Safe People?
- Where are the Safe People?
- Learning How to Be Safe
- Should I Repair or Replace/Wrap Up?