Focus on GriefShare & DivorceCare (& DC4K)

  • Various Contributors
  • Jul 27, 2017
  • Series: St James Connect Newsletter (Monthly)

Focus on GriefShare & DivorceCare (& DC4K)

This month we take a brief look at two support groups, DivorceCare and GriefShare, both of which have been a huge encouragement and help to those who have either gone through the pain of divorce or who have suffered the loss of a loved one.


What is GriefShare?

GriefShare is for anyone who has experienced the death of a family member, or friend, or a loved one and is experiencing deep hurt, feelings that people just don’t understand, feelings of isolation and confusion. GriefShare is not for any other grief situations not due to a death, such as: Separation or divorce - A loved one who is dying - Estrangement - Loss of custody of a child through divorce.

At each GriefShare session you will find encouragement and help in grieving the death of your loved one.  No matter the cause of your loved one's death, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling.  You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief and how to cope with the normal emotions that come when grieving a death.  You will learn valuable information on facing life situations, and you'll gain renewed hope for the future.

These sessions are open to any adult regardless of whether your experience is recent or not so recent. The group is led by individuals who have personally experienced grief due to a loved one's death.  Each leader is trained in facilitating a GriefShare support group.


What is DivorceCare?

DivorceCare is a series of 13 weekly seminars and a support group conducted by people who understand what you are experiencing. Most importantly, it will help you to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life.

DivorceCare is nondenominational and features Biblical teaching for recovering from divorce and separation.

At DivorceCare, you will become part of a small support group of people who are also experiencing separation and divorce. By interacting with these people, you’ll learn there are others who understand what you are feeling and who will be able to offer you encouragement. You will also have a chance to talk about the information presented during the seminar. Many participants say these support groups are the most helpful part of the programme.


DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids)

DC4K is a divorce recovery group for children from Grades 1 to Grades 7. It is designed to work in conjunction with DivorceCare for Adults, and while it is not essential that the parents do the adult course at the same time, it would be beneficial. DC4K combines videos, games, music, crafts and activities to create a warm, caring environment for children of divorced parents. The course runs for 13 weeks starting 1 August at 6pm.

Venue: Children's Centre - First Steps

Cost: R350 (It also includes a participant’s manual and a light supper snack.)

Contact Denise Jackson for further details: 083 410 9602 / 021 696 2027