TOPICS

TOPICS FEATURED IN THE NEXT STEPS SERIES

Each Topic has a video in which women will hear discussions with featured Experts who offer their wisdom, guidance and encouragement.  Each video also contains authentic and transparent testimonials shared by other divorced women.  Opportunity for growth continues when the video ends and personal discussions continue as the women pick up the accompanying notebook to begin working through an individual plan for a new vision with goals and actions.

SPIRITUALITY – focuses on a woman’s faith journey as she has walked through and out of her divorce.  Discussion points include: (1) God Cares, (2) Relationship or Religion, (3) Unanswered Prayers, (4) My Faith, (5) Your Support,
(6) I Am and (7) Marriage Contract/Covenant.

  • Have you worked through how divorce affected your faith; relationships
    with other Christians in your life and your relationship with God…
  • Are you living a life that aligns with your beliefs and values…
  • Do you believe God has a plan for your future and one of hope…


LIVING INTENTIONALLY  – focuses on self-awareness and how thoughts, actions, choices and motivations are either taking a woman closer or further from her purpose, passion and vision. Discussion points include: (1) Your “Self”, (2) Your Choices, (3) Your Relationships, (4) Your Life Management and (5) Your Focus

  • How is your attitude, your gratitude…
  • What is the relationship you have with your surroundings
    (home, environment)…
  • Are you ready to build healthy and sustainable family relationships
    and friendships with others…


HEALTH & SELF-CARE – focuses on a woman’s total well-being which is made up of emotional, spiritual and physical health. Discussion points include: (1) The Power of Stress, (2) Your Spiritual Health, (3) Your Physical Health, (4) Your Emotional Health and (5) Your Self-care.

  • The connection of our mind, body and spirit as it relates
    to our physical health and well-being …
  • The powerfull effects of stress and how to reduce it…
  • The health concerns of single-again women…


FINANCES – focuses on this area of a woman’s life that is often most impacted by divorce and threatens her financial stability and well-being to provide for herself and her children. Discussion points include: (1) Your Relationship with Money, (2) Your Financial Reality, (3) Your Finances and God, (4) Your System, (5) Your Role as CEO, (6) Your Children’s Money Messages and (7) Your Financial Summary.

  • Connecting your financial life with your personal values,
    faith principles and personality…
  • Understand your relationship with money…
  • Develop a plan to manage your financial life…


CAREER – focuses on the challenges of finding employment or working as a single-again woman. Discussion points include: (1) Can I Order a Job Please, (2) Season of Life, (3) Your Fears and Concerns, (4) Your Search and (5) Work-Life Balance.

  • Tools and skills needed to re-enter the work place…
  • What career would you choose if time, money or education were
    not obstacles…
  • Stepping stones to your career…


PARENTING & CO-PARENTING – focuses on the new roles as a parent and co-parent after divorce. Discussion points include: Co-Parenting – (1) Redefining the Relationship, (2) Communication & Control Issues, (3) Conflict Resolution, (4) Guidelines for Success and (5) Through the Eyes of My Child.  Single-Parenting – (1) What Can I Do, (2) I am Their Role Model – What Did They See, (3) Living Intenionally as a Single Mom, (4) Transition Time, (5) Create a System and (6) Permission to Take a Break.

  • Joys and challenges of single-parenting…
  • Building a healthy single-parent family and environment…
  • Separating your relationship with your ex-husband from your
    relationship as parents of your children…


SEXUALITY – focuses on a single-again woman’s sexuality after divorce. Discussion points include: (1) The Messages You Hear, (2) Your Sexual Aches, Urges and Longings, (3) I Can’t Become a Virgin Again, (4) Sexual Wounds, (5) We Must Talk About It and (6) A New Vision.

  • Finding healing from past sexual issues…
  • Common sexual issues of women following their divorce and
    what Christian women don’t often discuss…
  • Dealing with sexual desires in a healthy and safe way…


DATING – focuses on single-again women making healthy and wise choices when it comes to relationships. Discussion points include: (1) Am I Ready, (2) My Core Values, (3) Why Date, (4) Dating Skills, (5) Beware, (6) A Healthy Woman, (7) Your Children and (8) The Dating Game.

  • Understanding the challenges, roadblocks and red flags for
    single-again women in the dating world…
  • Design a plan for how you will approach dating based on your
    values and the seasons of your life…
  • Dating in the social media age…


FORGIVENESS – focuses on the power of forgiveness, compassion and how justice is to be lived out in life. Discussion points include: (1) What is Forgiveness, (2) Who Needs Forgiveness in Their Life, (3) Roadblocks to Forgiveness, (4) The Language of Your Apologies and (5) I Surrender.

  • What forgiveness is and what it is not…
  • The Five Languages of Apology…
  • Connecting your ability to move forward into the next chapter
    of your life story with forgiveness…


MOVING ON – focuses on letting go and leaning into the next chapter of a woman’s life story. Discussion points include: (1) Legal Limbo, (2) Unfinished Business, (3) New Ground Rules, (4) Future Blockers, (5) Acceptance, (6) Time for Change and (7) Your New Story.

  • What do you need to keep in your life and what needs to go…
  • Shift your daily story from the past – to the present and future…
  • Create a new vision for how you will step into the life God has
    waiting for you…


MID-LIFE – focuses on one of the fastest growing groups of women to face divorce. Discussion points include: (1) The Reasons, (2) The Fears and (3) The Future.

  • Unique challenges women face during the later years
    of their life…
  • Creating a new normal…
  • Parenting and grand-parenting complications…


CHILDLESS – focuses on issues single-again women must deal with when they didn’t have children during their marriage. Discussion points include: (1) Hurtful Messages, (2) By Choice – By Circumstance, (3) Your Response, (4) I am Angry, (5) Face the Fear, (6) I Embrace and (7) What I Know.

  • Coping with the possibility of never having children…
  • Creating a relationship with step-children…
  • A new support community…

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