We held our first Divorce. Wilderness. Peace… Workshop (The DWP Workshop) Saturday, October 24th. The morning was bleary as rain poured down. We were hoping for sunshine but God decided to let it rain. Not a good weather day for holding a workshop out in the burbs. But we prepared and prayed, knowing God wouldn’t let us down. First one attendee showed up, then another came a bit later. Then Paula’s daughter called – a tornado had touched down in Pearland – just a few miles away! Thank God it was just minor damage and no one was hurt. Now, we knew the reason why most of the people invited had not shown up. But then two more showed up and just as we got started, another knocked on the door. Later, more trickled in.
We adjusted and it turned out to be a perfect number. A nice mix of women and men, ready to talk about divorce and what they have been and are going through. Some were divorced, one twice, others had made the decision to divorce but hadn’t done it yet, and there were those who were separated, still on the fence about what to do. We couldn’t have asked for a better mix. The two of us joined in, participating as well as facilitating.
Setting ground rules for confidential transparency and in a lovely, intimate setting, those who came opened their hearts and their souls with ease and grace, telling their emotional, personal stories in a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere. Listening with empathy, respect and honor of the journey each has made and/or is making was the order of the day. They dived into the exercises, and really got into them. One exercise helped them learn more about themselves.
Another exercise focused participants on what they desire right now in their lives. We call it creating your Desires of Your Heart Chart.
They shared candidly about their own chicken wing stories, and even about the “M” word – how to love yourself when you don’t have a sex partner. We ended with ‘What’s your next step” as we do on every day in the Wilderness in our book, Divorce. Wilderness. Peace… A 40 Day Healing Journey. Copies will be available soon. Pre-order now here and get two books for the price of one!
Everyone had a next step to take and you do, too. Our attendees felt so at home they didn’t want to leave. They lingered afterwards and gave us great feed back. See photos for evaluation comments. A huge thank you very much to all who attended! We will be holding The DWP Workshop every month in the Houston and Dallas areas. Please send us an email at [email protected] for information and to attend. We’ll post details on our website and Facebook pages. Cost of the workshops includes our book. We hope to see you at The DWP Workshop soon!