Divorce – From Hurt to Hope
by Joe Borgonia, M.F.T.
When we get married, we never expect to one day be confronted with the reality of divorce. All of a sudden, our life is turned upside down. We question what’s happening. We may feel unsure of ourselves, where we’re going, what is my life going to be like now?
The crisis of divorce is painful. But a crisis by definition is temporary. It will pass—and there is healing and life after divorce.
Divorce can be difficult to talk about; Even in Christian circles, it may be brushed aside, seen as a taboo, and carry a stigma. On the other hand, it is a need that needs to be addressed and brought into the light, where those who are suffering can find support, encouragement, and hope.
If you are separated or going through a divorce, I would like to offer encouragement and resources that can help as you maneuver through the initial process of stabilizing your life on the path towards healing.
Also, please see the following links for support:
Divorce Rebuilders is an Orthodox support group that meets online and in-person based out of the Chicago area: https://ssppglenview.org/divorce-rebuilders-group/
The founders were featured on Live with the Louhs on Ancient Faith Radio.
Divorce Care is a non-denominational Christian ministry that offers in-person divorce recovery groups through various churches throughout the U.S. https://www.divorcecare.org/
They also offer a daily message of encouragement that you can receive via email:
I hope that these resources will provide a sense of hope and encouragement in going through the divorce process. Please feel free to contact me for questions or any additional information.
Family Wellness Ministry