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

What the Beginning Experience program does for participants:

  • Leads to healthier family relationships
  • Strengthens stronger spiritual life
  • Increases emotional health and self respect
  • Verifies that feelings of denial, anger, etc., after the death or divorce are  “normal”
  • Provides tools to deal with the pain of the loss
  • Enhances the ability to contribute to employer, church and community

Independent research published in the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage shows that the impact of the Beginning Experience weekend is more profound and longer lasting than that of support and informational groups for the single-again.