Emotional & Spiritual Resources For Divorced Women

The divorce rate is climbing, especially among those 50 years and older. 

Just because it is more common and accepted does not negate the fact that going through the divorce process is still very stressful.

Even more traumatic are unwanted divorces which completely pull the rug out from under a person leaving them feeling empty, worthless, and numb.

If you are at that place in your life, I feel for you. I have been there. But try as we may, sometimes we don’t have control over these circumstances.

It is at these times and the few years following that resources for divorced women are so valuable. I wish I had a few of these when I went through my unwanted divorce.

So let me give you some of my favorite divorce resources that will help you take a first step in the right direction.

Christian blog resources for divorced women

Either of these websites is a great source of support, with endless articles addressing the many emotional and spiritual concerns a divorced woman may have. They are a great place to start your healing journey. 

  1. Jen Grice – Surviving and Thriving after Divorce. This is a Christian-based website, addressing all stages of divorce: during the messy legal process, when the decree is final, and the years following as you heal. You will find encouragement and hope in her electronic pages.
  2. Peace After Divorce –  articles that address all stages of divorce and recovery, how it affects children, and gives you a self-assessment to see where you are in the healing process. This is great information. 

Book & Bible study resources for divorced women

Photo of an open Bible and book, part of resources for divorced women.

Getting into God’s word is a lifeline for divorced ladies. God has so much comfort and guidance to give. His heart is for the disadvantaged woman.

  1. Your Restoration Journey: Rediscover your Faith & yourself after divorce. This is a wonderful 8-week Biblical study with many reflective moments for you to journal in the book itself. The themes are: Where is God, and What is my purpose? What is Next? (and everything in between). You will get insight into the author’s own struggles which many well be your struggles. She has some of the best divorce advice with answers from a Biblical perspective.
  2. You Can Survive Divorce. This book is especially encouraging for those just recently thrown into an unwanted divorce. It gives you a reference point for finding hope. Not hope that the marriage will be restored, but hope that life will eventually have meaning and purpose in spite of the divorce.
  3. Peace After Divorce: Choosing Concrete Actions Rooted In Faith – this is the textbook for the support group Peace After Divorce.
  4. It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way. “Life often looks different than we hoped or expected. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness. Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations.”
  5. Crush Your Divorce & Keep Your Faith, “Bree Sullivan-Howell combines her legal prowess with spiritual insights, crafting a narrative that’s not just informative, but also deeply comforting.”

Social media resources for divorced women

Facebook is probably one of the best social media platforms to find help and encouragement as you face divorce issues. Most are not Christian-based, though, so you will have to take some of their advice with a grain of salt. They do offer some good financial advice and general support.

Christian Divorce Recovery For Women is different and will continue to point you toward Jesus as you seek to make a fresh start in life.  It is a group of women who fully agree that God’s power transforms lives.

As you heal you often need a place to talk through the tough stuff. This is not a place to vent negativity about your ex. It’s a place where you can share your frustrations and seek encouragement for how to handle or think about your situation.

Crisis services for divorced women

Don’t ever hesitate to call for help if you think you are in danger from someone else, or if you are having negative thoughts about yourself.

  • The 24-Hour Crisis Line provides immediate help. We can help you determine if you or your loved one needs professional consultation or emergency services. 866-427-4747
  • Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support via text message. We’re here for everything: anxiety, depression, suicide, school. Text HOME to 741741.
  • National Suicide Prevention Helpline – If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7. 1-800-273-8255. (Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio, 1-888-628-9454)

Online listeners and therapy services for divorced women

Divorce can cause an immense amount of emotional strain for women. Divorce recovery may be taking more time than you expected.

Healing from the emotional damage requires time and a safe environment, especially if you were the victim of domestic violence.

The following are great resources to assist you in your personal growth journey. 

Photo of a woman listening to another woman, part of the resources for divorced women.

  • Faithful Christian Counseling Services – The cost of these services is low compared to face-to-face services. They have a questionnaire to help match you to the right counselor and their network is nationwide.
  • 7 cups – these free services are with trained listeners who are not licensed therapists. They are available 24/7/365. So if you need to talk to someone in the middle of the night, that is possible. The agency also offers therapy services for a modest fee.
  • Bliss – this is totally free support through a self-paced curriculum. This is not therapy. They specialize in depression, which many divorced women suffer from.
  • Rethink my therapy – This therapy costs $99/month for unlimited phone and video appointments. They offer a free 7-day trial period so you can decide if they are a good fit for you

Local Support Groups

Photo of a group of people praying at a support group, which are part of the resources for divorced women.
Local support groups are part of resources for divorced women

In-person connections during a difficult time are a lifeline when you may feel like you are drowning emotionally or spiritually.

These can be valuable resources, especially in the early stages of your divorce recovery. Furthermore, you will find them a safe place to talk about what you are experiencing. 

Others in the group will have already faced similar situations which is in itself a source of hope. Furthermore, most leaders will have an exhaustive list of additional available resources locally or online.

  • Divorce care – This group has been around since 1993 so is well-versed in the needs of divorced people. You can find a group near you by simply typing in your zip code. They have groups all over the country where Scripture is used to help you find healing from your divorce. 
  • Peace after divorce – A Christian-based divorce support group program located in more than 50 cities across the United States

These groups offer free or almost free divorce support. Most meet in a church or other nonprofit organization and may charge to cover books. 

Other resources for Divorced women

While the focus here has been the spiritual and emotional aspects of divorce, I know that many of you have other needs facing you in your divorce and need to know available options for: 

  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Single mothers
  • Financial advisor or financial planners
  • Legal advice and legal services

An extensive list is available at Jen Grice Resources which will give you the kind of help you need. Her website is a great resource.

Divorce and the healing afterward are difficult at best. Don’t try to create your new life alone. Take advantage of as many resources for divorced women as you can. You will be glad you did because it will help you maintain your mental health.

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