One of the most difficult, darkest experiences in life can be dealing with a divorce. I think most would agree the breakup of a family is entirely something to be avoided if at all possible, as it affects not just oneself but so many others. But sometimes the choice is made for us, and we just have to deal with it as best we can.
When I went through this quite a number of years ago, a local church in North Seattle sponsored a class called divorce care. It was a group that met once a week for 12 weeks, and they explored all the facets that touch us in the midst of that kind of pain and uncertainty from a Christian worldview.
To me, this well thought out Divorce Care program was extremely helpful. It continues today in churches everywhere. As I was in a very vulnerable time of life, it helped me be aware of what to focus on and even what not to do when in this kind of broken state.
I would also suggest this program to anyone contemplating divorce. One should be aware of the repercussions, and also be aware of other options. The course even covers reconciliation in one session, which may often look impossible to many… yet the impossible does happen.
This reason I’m sharing this now is because I happened to notice there are a number of Divorce Care groups beginning this coming week. Search out one close to you or someone you know who can use some help through this season of life.