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Finding Peace After Divorce
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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 15 years ago, a local church sponsored a weekly group gathering called Divorce Care. The program featured videos from some renowned Christian counselors plus some discussion time, often filled with tears as people are sharing their story. The series explored many facets from a Christian worldview that touch people before, during, and after a marital break up.

This well thought out Divorce Care program was extremely helpful to me. 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 broken state. I know it can be beneficial to many in this diffcult season of life.

A short segment spoke to those contemplating divorce. One should be aware of the potential repercussions and other options available. The course even covers reconciliation in one session, which may often look impossible to many… yet the impossible does happen for some.

In the US and Canada there are a number of Divorce Care groups underway now and some starting soon. If you or someone you know can use some help through this season of life I suggest you check into it.


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  1. LyndaW_7931 posted on 09/24/2013 01:22 PM
    Thank you Larry, for the article "After Divorce." I am sure it helped many couples. I am very blessed because the Lord gave me a wonderful husband and I thank Him for my hubby every day. We have been married 32 years now and we still love each other. We focus on God and always seek His advice. He helps us in good times and bad. What an awesome God we serve.


  2. JimH_5509 posted on 09/24/2013 03:11 PM
    I have been divorced for quite a long tme. But, was divorced for ten years before I met that someone in my life and had to deal with the whole divorce thing by myself and it wasn't fun. I am glad that there's

    someplace to go to help you cope with everything you go thru when you are first divorced. Thank you Larry for the article and getting the word out so people don't have to feel alone anymore and if there is anything I can do to help I am willing to help you.
    1. Larry posted on 09/25/2013 03:07 AM
      @JimH_5509 Thanks for the encouragement, Jim... there are some great resources that can help marriages not just survive, but thrive!
  3. EvaZ posted on 09/27/2013 06:16 AM
    Thank you for sharing in this article Larry. I have been to Divorce Care myself several times over the past few years and it is an amazing program. Just to have the support of others who have been through a similar experience and have come out on the other side means so much.
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