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Beginning Experience Program Benefits

  • Leads to healthier family relationships

  • Strengthens spiritual life

  • Increases emotional health and self-respect

  • Verifies that feelings of denial, anger, etc., after the death or divorce

  • Provides tools to deal with the pain of the loss

  • Enhances the ability to contribute to employer, church, and community


Participant Report

Participants testify that the Beginning Experience weekend is a transforming experience, providing renewed energy to 

  • Be more effective parents

  • Return to church

  • Advance their education in order to improve their socioeconomic level

The Need



In the United States

  • New widows and widowers number 800,000 annually

  • Half of U.S. marriages end in divorce

  • For every divorce, two adults grieve

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