The Archdiocese offers a weekend retreat called “Beginning Experience” for widowed, separated or divorced people. More info on their web site.
There is HOPE (and HELP!) for troubled marriages (even if you are divorced or well on your way)
RETROUVAILLE™ … A LIFELINE FOR MARRIAGES™
- Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage?
- Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse?
- Are you constantly fighting? Or, do you simply shut down?
- Have you thought about separation or divorce?
- Does talking about it only make it worse? … Retrouvaille provides marriage help!
Contact Patty Billinger in the Parish Office or email@example.com for more information.
Divorce is a detour, not a dead-end.
Divorce is so difficult. The foundation on which you built your life has now crumbled beneath your feet. You are searching for peace, for truth, for hope.
We invite you on a journey back to a life filled with promise and peace. Allow Christ to walk with you as you rediscover His healing and rejuvenating power through the wisdom, richness, and truth of your Catholic faith.
Faith and courage are needed to rebuild life after the end of a marriage. You are encouraged to seek help from good people who have learned how to move ahead with rebuilding their lives. Peer support groups, professional counseling, and kind people in your faith community are likely places to seek out support.
If you are separated, use this time to reflect on God’s will for you. Attend Retrouvaille, seek effective counseling from a professional…
If you are a single parent, seek help from other single parents. Attend parent education opportunities through your local grammar school, high school, park district, or library. Never speak ill of the other parent in front of the children.
If you are co-parenting, learn to share the children in a kind way. Do not punish the other parent and do not punish the child for the relationship they have with the other parent. Every time you talk poorly about the other parent, you inflict deep pain in the child. Children whose separated or divorced parents continue to argue and fight have the greatest harm inflicted on them.
If you are divorced, attend peer support groups, seek effective counseling or coaching to help you manage the changes in your life.