In one way or another, all of our lives have been affected by divorce. It's never pretty and it's never easy. But a local program has been very successful in helping people recover after a divorce.
Marilyn Scafe is one of about 700 graduates of the divorce recovery program at Lutheran Ministries. She says her divorce was one of the most difficult chapters in her life. Not only did she have to adjust to living alone and managing finances, she also needed to get through the anger and the guilt of her separation. But the Lutheran Ministries program gave her hope that there was light at the end of what seemed like a very dark tunnel.
"It was a wonderful class - three Saturday sessions that gave you support, encouragement and probably more importantly, the tools to work towards healing and recovery from divorce. It's not a fun thing to go through," says Scafe.
If you’re interested in attending a Divorce Recovery Workshop, one is beginning this weekend. It’s a three-part series. The first starts Saturday, February 11, continuing February 18 and February 25. They all begin at 9am and run until noon at the Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries. For more information you can call 962-4279.