Separation / Divorce
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Resource. Biblically-based 13-week support program for churches that want to help those going through separation or divorce. Members view a video at each session, followed by discussion, and complete weekly exercises. Workbooks are required for each member. Basic kit $340 (5 workbooks); ministry kit $440 (15 workbooks); total ministry kit $540 (25 workbooks) plus postage. Website contains listing of groups.
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588
Voice: 1-800-489-7778 or 919-562-2112
International. 4900 affiliated groups. Founded 1983. Establishes peer support groups in faith communities, schools or social service agencies for children and adults who are grieving a death, divorce or other painful transition in their family. Crisis and Natural Disaster Curricula also available. Groups are led by trained adults. Online newsletter, information and referrals.
1360 Hamilton Parkway
Itasca, IL 60143
Voice: 1-800-266-3206 or 847-952-1770
International. 78 teams. Founded 1974. Christian-based. Support programs for divorced, widowed, separated adults and their children enabling them to work through the grief of a lost marriage.
The Beginning Experience
c/o International Ministry., Inc.
1657 Commerce Dr., Ste. 2B
South Bend, IN 46628
International. 3000+ groups. Founded 1974. Religious, educational and emotional aspects of separation, divorce, remarriage and widowhood are addressed through self-help groups, conferences and training programs. Families of all faiths are welcome. Group development guidelines. Newsletter. Membership dues starting at $35/yr. (includes newsletter, discounts and resources).
P.O. Box 10
Hancock, MI 49930
Online. E-group for parents dealing with parental alienation. Group seeks to promote shared parenting, and expand personal, community and cultural strategies in responding to parenting problems arising from divorce.