There aren't many people around you who understand the pain your divorce or separation has caused. To you. Your family. Your friends. That's the reason for DivorceCare. It's a series conducted by people who understand what you are experiencing. Most importantly, you'll learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. The course runs for 12 weeks and is repeated throughout the year, and is open to anyone.

We meet at Arise Church, 11211 Dexter-Pinckney Rd, 1 1/2 miles south of M-36. Each hour and half session begins with a 30 minute video tape featuring nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics.


An examination of the typical emotional, physical and spiritual reactions felt by someone experiencing separation or divorce.

What's Happening to Me? - Session 1

This introductory seminar helps answer the question, "Why do I feel the way I do?" It helps participants become comfortable with the support group concept.

The Road to Healing/Finding Help - Session 2

This video segment helps the participants identify the losses that occur as the result of divorce. It also discusses ways to begin the process of healing from the hurt of divorce.

Facing My Anger - Session 3

This video seminar deals with the subject of anger, a nearly universal reaction by both spouses during a divorce, and offers constructive suggestions for dealing with anger.

Facing My Depression - Session 4

Depression can paralyze a person going through divorce. Despite this, it can be a "healing emotion," and this video seminar explores constructive responses to depression.

Facing My Loneliness - Session 5

After divorce, many people respond to their loneliness in ways that will cause them even deeper pain. This segment explores healthy ways to overcome loneliness.

What Does the Owner's Manual Say? - Session 6

This video seminar explores real-world answers from the Bible on issues related to separation, divorce and remarriage, presented in an easily understandable format.

New Relationships - Session 7

This seminar will help viewers understand the hurt that can come from a premature new relationship and how to know when they are ready to enter a new relationship.

Financial Survival - Session 8

Most people are stretched financially during divorce. This video segment offers practical help on how to survive and ways to deal with the many money issues that arise in divorce.

KidCare - Session 9

This video seminar helps parents understand the effects of divorce on children and offers tips on being an effective single parent.

Forgiveness - Session 10

The hurt that comes with divorce is a barrier that prevents many people from forgiving their former spouse. This seminar shows that healing cannot occur without forgiveness.

Reconciliation - Session 11

This video seminar profiles the different types of reconciliation that can occur after divorce and explains why pursuing reconciliation is so important, even when those involved don't feel like reconciling.

Moving On, Growing Closer to God - Session 12

How can God produce something good out of something as bad as divorce? This segment will show participants how they can grow closer to God through their divorce experience.

The complete seminar is just $12 which covers the cost of the participants workbook. Scholarships are available.

For more information, please call Rev. Don Weatherup at (734) 878-1928.