Peace after Divorce Workshop

Whether you’re looking for a divorce recovery group study for your church, or help and support for dealing with and healing from your own divorce, you’re in the right place.  Welcome to After Divorce Ministries, LLC.

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The Peace after Divorce Workshop Helps People Renew Life, Refresh Faith, and Relinquish the Pain of Divorce

Meet Renee Smith Ettline, M.Ed., founder of After Divorce Ministries and creator of Peace after Divorce.


What is the Peace after Divorce Workshop?

Strategies for Healing - Hope for the Heart

This uplifting 8-session workshop walks people through specific strategies for processing the losses and grief of divorce.  Topics range from dealing with your own thoughts and emotions to coping with your spouse and helping your children cope. Materials help with how to let go of the past, embrace the present and future, and trust that God loves you and offers you hope. 

Guided by author and founder of After Divorce Ministries, LLC, Renee Smith Ettline, M.Ed., the Peace after Divorce experience helps people become proactive about healing from divorce.  Content helps with understanding how your own choices, thoughts, and emotions can be processed in a way that allows you to move toward healing and joy. 

Short videos share practical information and faith-based encouragement. The book gives each person the opportunity to apply content to their own situation and to talk with God about what actions they need to take.  Those attending groups also benefit from the input and support of their peers.    

As you scroll down this page you'll find a curriculum overview and can also listen to participant testimonies for living proof that this study changes lives for the better.

Who is the Peace after Divorce Workshop for?

Peace after Divorce is appropriate for people who are hurting from a current or past divorce. 

There are two versions:  a group study for churches, and an online self-study for individuals who are unable to attend an in-person group.

Enriched with Scriptures and full of God’s love and grace, the Peace after Divorce Workshop is a powerful resource and is offered in churches across denominational lines.


Peace after Divorce Workshop Group Study Ministry for Churches

Offering Peace after Divorce at your church is easy. 

  • Eight group sessions make for a manageable commitment on the part of your volunteer group facilitator(s) as well as for participants.
  • Session videos are limited to 20-minutes allowing ample time for group discussion. Discussion questions are provided in the downloadable facilitator’s handbook.
  • Volunteers can facilitate groups.
  • Session videos and leader materials are downloadable making them available to you upon order. There are 8 sessions and one bonus session on helping children cope.
  • Books can be ordered through Amazon or other online book vendors.
  • Peace after Divorce is an excellent ministry for community outreach.
  • Two promo videos and support documents are included with your purchase.

To learn more, click the order button below. You’ll still have time before finalizing your purchase. 

Online Self-Study for Individuals

While group studies in churches provide the excellent opportunity for in-person peer support, we realize that there are people who are in remote areas or who have other reasons that they cannot attend an in-person group.  This self-study is for you.  Scroll down to the column that says “For Individuals Only” to see what is included. 

Peace after Divorce: Illumination Book Award Winner

The book for this workshop, Peace after Divorce by Renee Ettline is recognized as an Exemplary Christian Self-Help Book by the Illumination Book Awards!

The Illumination Book Awards are designed to honor each year's best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview. 


What Others Are Saying about the Peace after Divorce Workshop...

Hear how real participants of the Peace after Divorce Workshop experienced healing and breakthrough!


The Peace after Divorce Workshop: Curriculum Overview

Wondering what's included in the workshop? Here's a breakdown of the program, session by session.

Session 1 - Take Charge

The choice is yours, you don’t have to settle with living in the past or being one of the walking wounded.  With God’s help you can become proactive about healing and you can thrive.  Jump start your journey as Renee introduces the workshop, encourages you with hope, and shares 7 foundations for healing.

Session 2 - Seek Renewal

You want to heal from divorce but where do you start?  You may be surprised.  Find out how you can avoid problems and set yourself up for success by learning to make solid prayerful decisions about the changes in your life. 

Session 3 - Untie the Emotional Knot

How do you stop the pain and untie the emotional knot?  As tempting as it may be, brushing emotions away doesn’t lead to peace.  In this session, Renee discusses the emotional divorce and outlines 6 foundations for breaking emotional ties.

Session 4 - Look Inside

You know that fear, guilt, regrets, rejection, loss, grief, and a wounded sense of self-worth can all be a part of the fallout of divorce.  But how do you process all of this?  Join Renee as she shares insights and spiritual tools that support healing in these areas.

Session 5 - Cast Away Stones

Hurt, anger and harsh feelings toward your former spouse may be justified.  But, living your life in bitterness will deepen a victim mindset and steal your joy.  In this life-changing session, Renee clarifies the concept of forgiveness and shares how forgiving frees you to focus on your own healing.

Session 6 - Redirect Your Thoughts

Learn how taking control of your thoughts can reduce your emotional vulnerability and increase your sense of peace.  Renee shares powerful tools you can use again and again to replace unhealthy thoughts with thoughts that move you to a more joyful and peaceful life.

Session 7 - Choose Your Actions

Dealing with your ex or soon-to-be-ex is stressful, in part because divorce redefines your relationship.  Learn how knowing your rights and responsibilities can help you set healthy boundaries.  Renee also outlines five guidelines for communicating with your ex and shows how they are rooted in the Word of God.

Session 8 - Consider What's Next

God didn’t create you just to exist. This session talks about moving forward with a focus on developing your own goals and dreams as well as how not to carry old wounds into new relationships.  God does have a plan for your life; you can “go out in joy and be led forth in peace.”

BONUS SESSION: Helping Children Cope with Divorce

How can you help your children thrive despite the realities of divorce?  Renee highlights practical steps you can take to build their sense of security and help your children cope with divorce.

"Peace after Divorce is very easy to offer. It truly is effective in helping people heal from divorce and draw closer to Christ."

Rebecca Rink
Grace United Methodist Church, Charleston, SC

"People who are hurting from divorce need immediate help. I believe in this ministry because I’ve watched as it helps people prayerfully take responsibility for their own healing. I also like that it is scripturally based."

Frances Chesnut
Church of the Holy Cross, Daniel Island, SC

"Other’s experiences made me feel that I wasn’t crazy, that I’m doing great for where I am right now."

Peace after Divorce Workshop

"This helped me know what to expect and what needs to be considered as I cope with divorce."

Peace after Divorce Workshop

"I felt like my eyes were opened. I had thought God would not let me into heaven."

Peace after Divorce Workshop

"I have been able to let go of some of the anger towards my ex and myself."

Peace after Divorce Workshop

"My kids tell me they are happy I’m coming to the workshop. They say I am happier."

Peace after Divorce Workshop

"I appreciate the opportunity this (workshop) group has given me to heal my own soul and help others as well!"

Peace after Divorce Workshop

"…this program brings grace, hope and peace into the divorce experience. Thank you for your witness to God’s love!"

Pastor Pamela Schroeder
Ankeny, Iowa

"The information is so on target with what I’m going through, I just can’t believe it."

Cheri Fernandes
Peace after Divorce Workshop

"Peace after Divorce has really been a very, very fruitful ministry…to so many folks, and they have truly found peace."

Pastor Ron Hamilton
Seacoast Church West Campus, Charleston, SC


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Online Access

Self Paced

8 Video Sessions

BONUS VIDEO SESSION: Helping Children Cope

Downloadable Note Sheets

Closed Facebook Group Membership

NOTE: The book, Peace after Divorce is a companion to this course and may be purchased by clicking here.






Includes Downloadable Access To:

8 Video Sessions

Facilitator Handbook (Including Discussion Questions, Activities and More)

2 Promo Videos

Promotional & Support Documents

BONUS VIDEO SESSION: Helping Children Cope

NOTE:  Once you place your order below for the Leader Materials listed above, it's time to order your Peace after Divorce books through  Each participant and each facilitator will need a book.  Most churches recoup costs by charging participants for their books. 

Note to Churches outside the USA. While you may download facilitator materials from this website, check your local Amazon online vendor or other online book vendors for book availability in your area. 


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