The program was life changing.
I could share the pain of my wife’s death, and people understood.
I was crying about my break up when my neighbor told me about Beginning Experience.
I have total forgiveness now, and that has given me so much peace.
As a counselor, I thought I had dealt with my husband’s death. On my weekend, I realized that I had never cried for my loss.
Beginning Experience was one of the best things that ever happened to me.
I was lost and frightened after I left my husband.
I found a sense of peace at Beginning Experience and I am getting stronger each day.
Three years after my husband’s death, I thought I was coping pretty well. I was so wrong.
Beginning Experience changed me into a much happier person.
I went to Beginning Experience after my divorce. It was amazing! It got me out of the obsessive cycle of beating myself up.
I recommend it all the time.
As a widow of 7 years, I was skeptical about going to Beginning Experience. I felt no one would understand my pain. The weekend literally saved my life.
I found the peace I so longed for.
I was divorced – the worst thing that ever happened to me.
Beginning Experience centered me in my faith, and got me through feelings of rejection, loneliness and anger.
When my husband left, I thought the good times in life were over.
But the best was yet to be, and it started with Beginning Experience.
My wife of 38 years passed away two years ago.
Beginning Experience allowed me to completely accept my wife’s death and move on with my life.
I had divorced and Beginning Experience sounded like a way to regain my self-image.
I found just what I needed – the hope that I could recover and start my life again.
It had been two years since my husband’s death. I saw a notice in my church bulletin and decided to try Beginning Experience.
I needed healing and this was where I found it.
I came to Beginning Experience after I separated. I was able to let go of years of pain, frustration and guilt.
I am much happier now, and able to express myself in a way that is whole and complete.
One weekend… All the difference
— George Rigazzi, Office of Family Life, Archdiocese of Oklahoma CityDuring my twelve years as director of the Office of Family Life, I can attest to the transforming power of the Beginning Experience program. I have seen countless individuals come to the weekend on Friday evening broken and suffering and leave on Sunday hopeful and on the road to healing. The sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist are critical to the process. Knowing the loving and life-giving power of God is paramount and the weekend brings this reality home. Participants have stated such things as “BE changed my life” or “I don’t know where I would be without BE”. With such high praise, can you afford not to try it?’
Fr. Dick Mevissen: Questions on Grief
Q: Why am I still looking for love?
Q: Why do I just want to be alone?