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What to Expect at Second Chapter - Divorce Recovery

Listen to Second Chapter Alumni share about their experiences of how this resource of healing was a source of encouragement and strength in the midst of their struggles with divorce.

Frustrated couple going through a divorce.

Second Chapter, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is an educational and supportive 15-week program that reaches out to men and women of all races, ages, and national origins who feel a need for a divorce recovery program. It is a psychological, interpersonal, and spiritual program that is based upon Christian principles, although it is open and may be applied to people of all faiths. Classes are held weekly at a location that provides a safe, private and confidential environment.

Second Chapter is designed to be experienced within a small group setting, typically with groups consisting of no more than 10 participants, to allow for adequate sharing time by all individuals if they choose to do so. Spring and fall sessions of Second Chapter are offered each year.

Each small group, meeting weekly, will work through some of the most difficult and emotional issues of divorce, such as:

  • Understanding the "Grief Cycle"
  • Confronting feels of guilt, fear, and anger
  • Handling the emotional roller coaster
  • Learning to forgive
  • Dealing with your ex-spouse
  • Responding to your children
  • Dating after divorce
  • Perspectives on divorce and remarriage
  • Rebuilding lives after divorce
  • Building healthy relationships in the future