Single Care

Resources for our very special Single, Separated, Divorced and Widowed parishioners.

Let Us Pray For You

Let our parish prayer chain pray for you!  Send your request to ctrantina@sjparish.org, or call one of our prayer team members:  Mary Dean Mainord 327-7899; Nancy Moix 327-4960; Patty Moix 329-5851.

 

St. Joseph Beacon of Hope Ministry

Offers FREE grief counseling.  Kathy has years of experience and would love to help you find healing and support.  Contact her at:  kkordsmeier@outlook.com or 501-269-1998.

 

Recommended Counselors in the Conway Area

Our St. Joseph parish family members have used and recommend the counseling options listed here.

 

St. Joseph Frassati Society of Young Adults

Meets Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:00 in the After School Care building.  Ages 18-39, (single, married, children, no children) are welcome to attend.  Babysitting and meal provided.  Contact Mike Massey - amikemassey@yahoo.com.

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

Top 7 Online Resources for Divorced Catholics

CatholicDivorce.com - The Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide

DivorceCare.org - Help and healing for the hurt of separation & divorce.

GriefShare - Resources plus the opportunity to find a local meeting.

Beareaved Parents of the USA - Conway Chapter

Beginning Experience - Serving the widowed, separated & divorced.  A weekend retreat option, plus resources on hope & grief.

Single-Parenting - Resources from Focus on the Family

 

Money Management - Dave Ramsey - Get out of debt and gain control of your financial life.

 


 

RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR GRIEF & HEALING

NOTE:  The Adult Faith Formation Office (501-327-6568) & Beacon of Hope Office (501-269-1998) has several books & DVD's to check out.  (not all of these listed here, but some of them)

 

HOPE & ENCOURAGEMENT

Holding Hands with God, Catholic Women Share Their Stories of Courage and Hope, Edited by Ronda Chervin

To Heaven and Back, A Doctor’s Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, And Life Again (A True Story), by Mary C. Neal, MD

The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, A remarkable account of miracles, angels and life beyond this world; a true story; by Kevin and Alex Malarkey

Waking Up In Heaven, A True Story of Brokenness, Heaven and Life Again

God’s Heart for You, Embracing Your True Worth as a Woman, by Holly Gerth

His Princess- Love Letters from Your King, by Sheri Rose Shepherd

 

DEPRESSION

New Light on Depression: Help, Hope, and Answers for the Depressed and Those Who Love Them, David B. Biebel, D. Min.  & Harold G. Koenig, M.D.

A Joy I’d Never Known, by Jan Dravecky

Why I Jumped, by Tina Zahn.  Her true story of depression, dramatic rescue & return to hope.

 

GRIEF

Tear Soup, A Recipe for Healing After Loss, by Pat Schwiebert & Chuck DeKlyen

The Grief Recovery Handbook, A Step-by-Step Program for Moving Beyond Loss, by John W. James & Frank Cherry

One-Minute Prayers for Comfort and Healing, by Hope Lyda

My Beautiful Broken Shell, Words of Hope to Refresh the Soul, by Carol Hamblet Adams

Let in the Light; Facing the Hard Stuff with Hope, by Patricia H. Livingston

When Life Doesn’t Go Your Way; Hope for Catholic Women Facing Disappointment and Pain, by Katrina Zeno

Lord, I Hurt! The Grace of Forgiveness and the Road to Healing, by Anne Costa
 
The Tree That Survived the Winter, by Mary Fahy

Dare to Trust, Dare to Hope Again; Living with Losses of the Heart, by Kari West
 
Holding Hands with God; Catholic Women Share Their Stories of Courage & Hope, Edited by Ronda Chervin

A Grief Unveiled – One Father’s Journey Through the Death of a Child; with added section of “Fifteen Years Later”; by Gregory Floyd;  this is very user friendly and appropriate for dealing with any kind of loss.  (Catholic author)

From Hurting to Happy – Transforming Your Life After Loss; by Barbara Bartocci (Christian Perspective)

 

SUFFERING & SPIRITUAL GROWTH

Amazing Grace for Those Who Suffer – 10 Life Changing Stories of Hope & Healing, by Jeff Cavins & Matthew Pinto

The Road Less Traveled, 25th Anniversary Edition, by M. Scott Peck, M.D.

Wounds That Heal, Bringing Our Hurts to the Cross, by Stephen Seamands

Trusting God through Tears, A Story to Encourage, by Jehu Thomas Burton

Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody, by Allen Hunt (Dynamic Catholic.com)  (FREE copy in the Adult Faith Office)

 

DEPENDENCY & CO-DEPENDENCY

Facing CoDependence- What it is, Where it comes from, How it Sabotages Our Lives, by Pia Mellody

Codependents’ Guide To The Twelve Steps, by Melody Beattie

Codependent No More - How to Stop Controlling Others & Start Caring for Yourself, by Melody Beattie

Beyond Codependency, And Getting Better All The Time, by Melody Beattie

Playing It by Heart – Taking Care of Yourself No Matter What, by Melody Beattie

Choices – Taking Control of Your Life & Making it Matter, by Melody Beattie

Boundaries – When to Say Yes, When to Say No, by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

 

DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES & HEALING

Adult Children of Alcoholics, by Janet Geringer Woitiz, Ed.D.

Forgiving our Parents, Forgiving our Selves, Healing Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families, by Dr. David Stoop & Dr. James Masteller

A Child Called “It”, One Child’s Courage to Survive, by Dave Pelzer

The Lost Boy,  A Foster Child’s Search for the Love of a Family, by Dave Pelzer

 

SEXUAL ABUSE

Beginning to Heal, Revised Edition, by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis

Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse, by Diane Mandt Langberg, Ph.D.

On the Threshold of Hope, by Diane Mandt Langberg, Ph.D.

Conquered Legacy, A Healing Journey, by Dr. F. Felicia Ferrara

Divine, by Karen Kingsbury; a book of fiction that is full of hope for healing;