There will be another 'Restored Lives - Recovery from Divorce and Separation' course starting in the Autumn of 2017 . Dates to be advised.
If you are interested to receive details when they are finalized, please email Anne and Michael Birley on
Who is it for?
The course is for any person who is separated, or who is currently going through a divorce or is already divorced, either recently or at any time in the past. Based on Christian principles, it is helpful for any person with or without a church background.
Topics covered include:
- Facing the effects of separation and divorce
- The importance of good communication
- Resolving conflict
- Divorce and the legal issues
- Parenting issues
- Moving forward with hope
Each evening begins with supper followed by a talk, with opportunities for discussion in small groups. The small groups are led by people who have gone through divorce themselves. The setting is welcoming, relaxed and unthreatening.
What people have said:
"I feel supported, encouraged, understood, less alone, more confident."
"Seeing others going through the same hurts made me realise that I was allowed to laugh again if I let myself."
"It helped me come to terms with what has happened"
"Encouraged me to believe there is hope"
The cost of the course is $500 per person which includes supper and materials. For more information contact .
1. If you are seeing a therapist or taking medication prescribed by your doctor, please discuss your participation on this course with them. The material addresses the hard issues that arise on separation and divorce and may be challenging.
2. While many people find a group environment helpful and supportive, it may not be appropriate for everyone. If you have any concerns about this, please contact the course administrator.