Help and hope as you navigate the Christmas season.
Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Christmas? Are you dreading the holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated?
Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are separated and divorced. You’ll learn:
- How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
- Helpful tips for surviving social events
- Ways to give your kids a good holiday experience
- How to discover hope for your future
What can you expect at a Surviving the Holidays seminar?
A Surviving the Holidays event lasts for about two hours. You’ll be welcomed by warm, caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to help. During the seminar, you will:
- Watch a 40-minute video, filled with practical holiday survival tips and the real-life stories of people who have navigated the season after separation and divorce.
- Hear other seminar attendees explain how they are dealing with the holidays.
- Have the opportunity to share how separation or divorce is affecting you. (No pressure—this is optional. We want you to feel comfortable.)
- Receive a personal copy of the DivorceCare Holiday Survival Guide.
Divorce Care is lead by June Krefting and her team. If you have any questions please email June Krefting. There is NO COST for this seminar.
PLEASE NOTE: The next DivorceCare session will begin on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
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. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.
Attending a DivorceCare group: What to Expect
Most people quickly feel comfortable and accepted in their DivorceCare 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 DivorceCare experience:
You’ll probably feel a little nervous about going to DivorceCare the first time. Those feelings go away quickly for most people, usually during the first session they attend. DivorceCare 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 DivorceCare, 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 DivorceCare 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 DivorceCare 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.” DivorceCare 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. DivorceCare 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). See registration below.
The program runs for 13 weeks in the Connection Cafe, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM, and the cost is $25.00 per person (books included).
Divorce Care is lead by June Krefting and her team. If you have any questions please email June Krefting.
Comments from recent DivorceCare participants:
"Thank you for allowing this program to run in your church over the summer. It has helped me over a hard time."
"DivorceCare gave me an outlet to share and learn from others."
"I highly recommend this course. It definitely gives insight and perspective. This course is reality, not fluff. DivorceCare has helped me find hope, strength, compassion and validity."
"DivorceCare has given me hope and great support."
"DivorceCare has helped me come to terms with my divorce and provided spiritual connection."
"Thanks for being so loving and caring."
"It helps to know you are not alone."
DivorceCare for Kids
Are your children feeling scared, sad, and confused about your separation or divorce? They know you have been hurt deeply. As a result, they may hide their feelings because they are worried about your happiness or because they do not know how to express their feelings appropriately. DC4K helps them process those feelings and gives them tools to communicate better with you.
A DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) group is a safe, fun place where your children can learn skills that will help them heal. DC4K groups blend, games, music, stories, videos and discussion to help kids process the divorce and move forward.
PLEASE NOTE: DC4K is not currently available due to lack of leaders. If you are interested in helping lead this program, please contact June Krefting. Thank you.