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Separated? Divorced?

Surviving Divorce program - Hope and Healing for Catholics

12 week series begins on Monday October 21, 2019 from 7-9 PM at Mary, Mother of the Church. Registration deadline is October 13, 2019.  Register here.

The cost of the program is $30 for participants and it includes the Surviving Divorce Personal Guide and all program materials. (pay at first class)

Surviving Divorce was created to bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage. It is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. It will help them find answers to their questions, restore hope, and begin authentic healing.

This Surviving Divorce program will help you:

• Work through the emotional upheaval of separation and divorce.
• Find personal healing and hope.
• Discover a deeper understanding of God’s love for you.
• Gain wisdom and comfort from experts and others who share your experiences.
• Navigate new concerns like custody, court hearings, and finances.

Find comfort and counsel consistent with Catholic Church teachings. 

Surviving Divorce features twelve video presentations that cover topics such as shock and grief, anger and forgiveness, money issues, dealing with children and a former spouse, and annulment and remarriage. 

Experts in the series include Rose Sweet, Surviving Divorce producer and author of Healing the Divorced Heart; Dr. Ray Guarendi, clinical psychologist, Catholic author, and host of Ave Maria Radio’s The Doctor Is In; Fr. Mitch Pacwa, priest, biblical scholar, and author; Fr. Donald Calloway, priest, author, and popular EWTN host; Fr. Steve Porter, priest, biblical scholar, and spiritual director; and Christopher West, Catholic speaker and expert on St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.

It also includes personal testimonies of Catholic men and women who have experienced the breakdown of their families. They courageously share their stories with heart, humor, and wisdom. Please join us. 

This program is based on the teachings of the Catholic Church and is open to anyone who needs
comfort, counsel, and clarity after divorce.


Course Outline:  (Note we will break at Christmas time.)

Part 1 - Finding Perfect Peace

Session 1: Getting Your Bearings  

Session 2: Finding Strength and Help

Session 3: Getting Through Your Anger

Session 4: Dealing with Depression

Part 2 - Finding Perfect Power

Session 5: Learning to Forgive

Session 6: Dealing with Your Family

Session 7: Handling Money Wisely

Session 8: Learning to Let Go

Part 4 - Finding Perfect Passion

Session 9: Seeing God in Romance

Session 10: Deciding About Dating

Session 11: Loving All Church Teachings

Session 12: Finding Love That Lasts


For more information about the Surviving Divorce program, please contact the Marriage support leader here