Dealing with Divorce
by Elizabeth Oates
Sadly, Christian teens are not immune to the effects of divorce. The emotions and issues that are brought up after divorce can leave teens feeling lost and confused about their family and their faith.
If you've watched your parents get divorced, you know how much it stinks. A lot of times there's blame, anger, frustration, confusion, fear, and a ton of other emotions and issues that come up—just as much for you as for your parents. But you don't have to hold on to those emotions anymore.
In this six-week study, you can begin healing from the hurt you experienced when your parents split up—whether it happened recently or when you were younger. You'll have a chance to hear stories of other people's experiences with divorce, look at what the Bible says about family and marriage, as well as anger, guilt, and forgiveness, and explore what you're feeling in the midst of it all. In the end, you'll begin to heal as you find some hope for the future.
A leader's guide provides the tools to help lead students through this study—whether you have experienced divorce in your lifetime or not. You'll find that when you give students the opportunity to open up and examine the feelings involved with divorce, much-needed healing can begin in their lives.