Newsletter                                                            Sept, 2016

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Fall is here and with it comes change. I talked about my busy schedule, which brings lots of changes; school starts, schedules come back, work picks up, football starts and my schedule starts to fill up with conferences. I am currently packing up for the  World AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors) Conference in Dallas Texas this year. This is the 5th time attending this great conference. I enjoy catching up with friends I’ve made over the years and look forward to meeting new ones. It tends to be a very busy conference for me.

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In this month’s newsletter:
Seven Beatitudes for Successful Co-Parenting
Article 7 in a 7 part series
 – Journey Through Divorce

Healing - Journey Through Divorce

Be Healed

Jer. 17:14
Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed, save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.

James 5:16
Confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed.

 According to researchers, divorce recovery can take between two to five years, but might never take place if the person does not exert effort to recover. If you want to be healthy, consider taking some of the following steps:

  • Read, read read. Learn about the effects of divorce on adults and children and how to overcome the hurts of the past.
  • Journal your ups and downs.
  • Don’t dwell on the past; plan for the future.
  • When you are feeling sad and alone, meet someone else’s emotional need.
  • Learn to forgive. Seek support through counseling or a group such as DivoreCare.
  • Honestly confess your feelings to God. Seek His comfort and His perspective.

Monthly Blog:

You can’t do it alone

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It is hard to believe summer is quickly passing by and fall is in the air. The fall brings lots of changes; school starts, schedules come back, work picks up, football starts and my schedule starts to fill up with conferences. I am currently packing up for the  World AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors) Conference in Dallas Texas this year. This is the 5th time attending this great conference. I enjoy catching up with friends I’ve made over the years and look forward to meeting new ones. It tends to be a very busy conference for me.

I remember my first fall after being separated from my husband. My children were 5 and 7. I had been attending a local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group once a week at my local church. But I was needing something that specifically addressed what I was currently going through; loneliness, confusion, anger, hurt and help with answering the millions of questions my children had for me everyday.

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Featured Article:
Gail Cawley Showalter’s article  –How To Have A Strategy For Your Life

Businesses have strategic plans. A strategic plan is a deliberate and intentional plan for each step of a business or endeavor. I find that women are more likely to go through life letting things happen to them than they are making intentional plans. As I look back I must admit that I lived through most of my life in default mode. I just took life as it came, almost thinking I had no choices.

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Words of Encouragement:

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

Then you will call my name.
You will come to me and pray to me,
And I will listen to you.
You will search for me.
And when you search for me with all your heart,
You will find me! I will let you find me,”
Says the Lord.
Jeremiah 29:12-14


Video Link: How to Recover From Divorce
Video Link: DivorceCare for Kids
Wishing you a Blessed day,

Krista Smith

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