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Ministering to Children of Divorce

Brian Dykes

Divorce

It's Sunday morning and you're optimistic. You have enough material for every child on your class roster, and you're excited about what you've planned.

When class begins, however, only half the class is present. Two families are on vacation. One child is sick, two are with their fathers, and one is with his mother for the weekend. You can understand the vacation and the illness, but the children you see only 50 percent of the year because of divorce really bother you. How can you minister to these part-time kids-children of divorced and separated parents?

REACHING FAMILIES
The church can serve as a healing community to provide hope and help for families who've experienced divorce. Even though we have less time with these children, we can meet the needs of the parents and the children. Here's how.

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