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 [email protected], or call one of our prayer team members:  Nancy Moix, [email protected]; Barbara Kordsmeier, [email protected]

 

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:  [email protected] 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.

 

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

Top 7 Online Resources for Divorced Catholics

CatholicDivorce.com - The Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide

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

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

 

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

 


 

RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR GRIEF & HEALING

 

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;