DivorceCare | Worthington Christian Church2018-11-09T13:48:04+00:00

DivorceCare

Our DivorceCare support group is 13-weeks long and usually meets twice a year. We are a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. DivorceCare offers valuable 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. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

Our next 13-week session of DivorceCare begins Wednesday, January 9 in rm. 137 from 6:45 to 8:30 PM.

DivorceCare for Kids (for children ages 5-12) will also meet at the same day & time right next door in rm. 135.

You never have to register for DivorceCare. Just show up — on the first day or the tenth day — walk-ins are always welcome! However, if you’d like to let us know that you’ll be joining us, you may do so through the DivorceCare website. If you’d like to stay in contact with us between sessions, we encourage you to “like” our WCC Singles Ministry Facebook page today.

Weekly topics:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DivorceCare 4 Kids

DC4K provides your children with a safe and neutral place to gain an age-appropriate understanding of separation and divorce. They will learn how to process and share their feelings.

For 13-weeks your children become involved in a fun, caring group that meets near you. The weekly session topics help your children learn that God’s love strengthens them and helps them turn their sadness to hope and their anger to joy.

Each session is filled with motivating and exciting activities. Games, crafts, role playing, discussion times, journaling, and activity books help your children process the divorce and move forward in their lives. The music, snacks, read-aloud stories, exercises, and Bible verses teach your children to relax and rest secure in God’s love. The Kids Like Me and Stories from the Bible video dramas present stories of children just like your children, who are experiencing divorce-related problems and have found help and encouragement.

DC4K is designed for kids 5–12 years of age. Our next DivorceCare for Kids begins Wednesday, January 9 in rm. 135 from 6:45 to 8:30 PM.

Walk-ins are always welcome, however, we always appreciate knowing who is coming so we can make sure we have enough materials for everyone. You can let us know if you plan on joining us through the DivorceCare website.

Do you need support right now?

Our primary goal is to help you through a difficult time, but we know you may need the support that a DivorceCare group can provide during a period when we are not currently offering that group.

Don’t lose heart. The DivorceCare website can help you find a group near you. If you feel you need some one-on-one counseling from a professional, Worthington Christian Church offers a Christian counseling ministry, LifeCare Counseling, and we encourage you to seek the support and help you need.

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