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Divorce is one of the most traumatic experiences you and your family may ever face. No matter what the cause or the part you played in it, divorce brings pain, emptiness, anger, guilt, an identity crisis, and financial imbalance.

We are a group of wounded healers in Orange County, CA who have personally experienced God’s power in being set free to live in peace and joy after divorce. We share personally how we walked the path of recovery at the deepest level. “Having freely received they are compelled to also freely give.”

Endorsement - "As a psychotherapist with expertise in divorce counseling, I’ve helped churches throughout Orange County develop and sustain divorce recovery programs by giving talks, training pastors and lay leaders, and leading panel discussions. I believe each of these programs provide a vital supportive experience for men and women struggling to manage the crisis of separation and divorce.

In my experience, the 'Free to Love Again' Divorce Recovery Workshop is unique in fostering personal and spiritual growth. Although I attended the "Free to Love Again" DRW in my professional capacity as a speaker and small group facilitator, I unexpectedly found myself gaining insight into my own divorce. The emphasis on forgiveness is experiential, not didactic, and led to a genuine release of “guilt” for myself and my former spouse.

I highly recommend this program. If you’re wondering if this program is clinically appropriate for you or your client, please feel free to contact me at eileencallahan.com , Eileen Callahan, L.C.S.W. I’d be happy to talk with you."

The workshop will facilitate the process of your ability to go forward with hope and wholeness towards being free to love and be loved again.

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      DRW Divorce Recovery Workshop Topics Discussed
    • Walking through a painful grief process
    • Where am I in the recovery process? What needs recovering?
    • Acceptance: a key to recovery
    • Are you a victim or a victor?
    • Finding community and building a support network
    • Letting go
    • Loneliness or aloneness?
    • Where have my friends and family gone?
    • Dealing with the Ex
    • Children the innocent victims, how to best support them
    • Sex and sexuality: another battleground
    • Forgiveness: the foundation of healing
    • Relationships - the essence of life. Taking responsibility for
    • broken relationship and choosing to forgive
    • Who does God say I that am, calling out my uniqueness and destiny
    • Go forth into your future and prosper
    • So ... what about remarriage?

What you can expect from this workshop

  • A caring atmosphere facilitated by those who understand your pain
  • A safe place to meet new people who have experienced the pain of divorce
  • Active participation in a small group setting with trained male and female leaders
  • Help going through your divorce to create meaningful, authentic friendships that can last beyond the workshop
  • An opportunity to gain new tools that will challenge you to think, cope and act in healthier ways
  • Help to gain perspective on your situation. Including understanding and beginning the process of forgiveness
  • Hope and vision for a better future
  • Help for your children, the innocent victims of divorce to process their anger, sadness, shame and fear

    Tips to Help Your Child Through Divorce
    • Be Honest.
    • Let your child know it is not their fault.
    • Listen Quietly.
    • Let your child know it is normal for them to want their parents to get
    • back together.
    • Let your child know that however they respond to the divorce is O.K.
    • Ask your child about friends of theirs whose parents are divorced.
    • Don’t put your child in the middle or try to make them take sides.
    • Spend time with caring friends.
    • Read together and talk about a book on divorce for children.

    It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur

Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur

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Common Questions from Divorce

Q. Can I ever be whole again?

Yes. You can be whole again. In fact, if you choose to grow through your divorce, you can actually be more whole as a single divorced person than you were in an unhealthy lonely marriage.

Q. Is there life after divorce?

Yes. After you have walked through the four stages of divorce as a victor rather than as a victim, there can be an even more abundant life as a single person than you experienced as an unhappily married person.

Q. Is there hope for me?

Yes. There is hope for everyone who is experiencing or has experienced divorce. Our team is comprised of walking testimonies or divorced men and women who have walked through the “Valley of Despair” of divorce and are either happily remarried or living very abundant meaningful lives as single adults.

Q. Will I ever laugh again?

Yes. If you choose to use your divorce as an opportunity to grow personally, to take responsibility, to forgive, to rediscover who you were created to be and who you are, you will laugh and experience joy again.

Q. How can I protect and help my children get through this?

One of the best ways to protect your children is to get whole and healthy yourself. Just like when an airplane loses cabin pressure and we need to put on the oxygen masks first and then help your children put on theirs, the same is true for helping our children through divorce. The more quickly we grow through our divorce in a healthy way and take responsibility and forgive, the more available we can be for our children.

Q. Can I be useful to God again?

Going through a painful experience like divorce can actually expand our capacity to love and God can use us to help others through painful experiences in their lives.

Q. Will I ever be able to love or be loved again?

Yes. The “Free to Love Again” divorce recovery workshop can help you to grow, be free from anger and bitterness from the past and be fully present and available to receive and give love again. Many of our participants have since remarried and are in much healthier relationships than their previous marriages.

We are a non-profit ministry dedicated to helping men, women and their children who have or are experiencing divorce grieve, heal, grow, gain hope and be free to love and be loved again.

The “Free to Love Again” Divorce Recovery Ministry is located in Orange County. It is unique in that the team will teach, encourage, provoke, challenge and help participants to process their grief, take responsibility for their contribution for the failure of their marriage, forgive their ex-spouse and others. The workshop will facilitate the process of your ability to go forward with hope and wholeness towards being free to love and be loved again.

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Divorce Recovery Workshops

Come and receive compassion and perspective for you and your children in a supportive environment.

The workshop schedule is as follows: Thursday and Friday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Vineyard Community Church, Laguna Nigel

Come and receive compassion and perspective for you and your children in a supportive environment. Divorce is one of the most difficult experiences anyone can go through. Central to healing and hope for a future is forgiveness and choosing to release those who have hurt us. You can again experience hope, joy & the freedom to be loved and love again.

Led by wounded healers who have personally experienced God's power in being set free to live in peace and joy after a divorce. They will share how they personally walked through it at the deepest level. "Having freely received they are compelled to also freely give."

Our Workshop is at the Vineyard Community Church on El Lazo, Laguna Nigel. The workshop schedule is as follows: Thursday and Friday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

We will provide refreshments beforehand. The venue is located in the Hope Room, across from the main chruch entrance. Ample parking is provided. Please arrive early so that we can meet you. For questions about the event, contact the DRW Team at drw@freetoloveagaindrw.org.