Out of the Depths: Your Companion After Divorce

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Out of the Depths: Your Companion After Divorce
Paperback ISBN: 9781501881343
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Published June 2019

The Out of the Depths series addresses common pastoral crises
in a faithful, encouraging, and factual manner that provides support to
parishioners in crisis beyond the initial pastoral conversation. These
inexpensive 64-page booklets can be given out to parishioners when they
bring their recent diagnosis, crisis, or trauma to the pastor as a way
to continue to provide care throughout the difficult season. Each
booklet begins with a thoughtful consideration of the topic at hand,
which is followed up by 30 brief devotions. These devotions are designed
to be manageable in an overwhelming time, encouraging, and honest. The Out of the Depths booklets are essential care resources to be given out by pastors, Stephen Ministers, and congregational care teams.

Key Features:

Written by metal health professionals and pastors to help the
reader process their trauma both psychologically and theologically.
Includes accessible material describing the dynamics of the
crisis situation and typical reactions, which provides the reader with a
sense of grounding and direction through increased knowledge.
The thirty short devotions creates a sense of companionship and hope in a difficult and lonely time.
Knowing they are sharing a resource written by mental health
professionals and pastors with personal experience provides pastors a
trustworthy source of information.
Easy for pastors/churches to keep in stock and distribute as
needed, serves as a tangible reminder of the faith community’s care.

About the Authors

Mandy Sloan McDow

Mandy McDow is a graduate of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and Princeton Theological Seminary. She and her three children live in Los Angeles, where she is the senior pastor at Los Angeles First United Methodist Church in the heart of downtown.

W. Neil Sharpe

Neil Sharpe is a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in healing relationships, divorce adjustment, and helping others manage anxiety, grief, and trauma. Neil and his wife, Sally, life in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, and have two grown daughters.