I didn’t realize there were so many other people feeling the same way I did.
Wake Forest, NC (PRWEB) November 08, 2013
The coming holiday season may trigger feelings of anxiety and stress for people in a separation or divorce. But those in a marital breakup can find practical strategies and encouraging counsel to make it through the holiday season at Surviving the Holidays seminars, produced by DivorceCare. These seminars will be held at thousands of locations worldwide in the coming weeks.
Surviving the Holidays seminars feature a video presentation with respected counselors, therapists and teachers, and with people who’ve faced a marital breakup and survived past holiday seasons. They share practical strategies and encouraging counsel on topics such as how to face tough and unexpected emotions during the holiday season, survive potentially awkward and hurtful moments at parties, and help their children have a happy holiday.
“I didn’t realize there were so many other people feeling the same way I did,” explained an attendee in Dallas, TX, “and the people in the video hit directly on what I was experiencing.”
After the video is a facilitated small group discussion time where attendees discuss concepts learned on the video and share specific concerns. One seminar attendee felt his eyes were opened to the potential ramifications of the decisions he was then facing: “Right in the middle of it, all I could think about was, ‘I’m not doing this to my family!’”
Everyone who attends the seminar receives a Survival Guide containing over 30 days of short, devotional readings. The guides contain information to help attendees create a holiday plan and learn to have a more manageable, healthy approach during the busy season.
“I have already read the book I was given at the door and will read it again and again. I think it was written for me,” shared another attendee.
The DivorceCare Surviving the Holidays website includes a searchable database of holiday seminar locations: http://www.divorcecare.org/holidays.
The website also contains downloadable articles and helpful video clips featuring expert teaching and personal testimonies on holiday survival after a breakup.
DivorceCare, a ministry of Church Initiative, Wake Forest, NC, is a network of over 15,000 churches equipped to offer divorce recovery support groups. Find a nearby group at http://www.divorcecare.org.