A WIGAN couple are on a mission to help mend broken hearts.
With almost half of marriages ending in divorce, Ray and Sue Norris have taken it upon themselves to support people at one of the most difficult times in their life.
In setting up the new group, DivorceCare, the pair are hoping to provide the borough with a valuable service.
Mr Norris said he wanted to lift the veil on an area which is still taboo for many people.
He said: “Healing from divorce is not easy. My wife and I wanted to help people in separation and provide them with divorce finds tools, teaching and support to help them deal with their pain and give them hope for the future.
“Most people will say separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever had.
“People who are facing this will know it’s a confusing time when they feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues they’ve never encountered before.
“We meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
“The sessions will address divorce-related concerns, such as how long is this pain going to last? Will I survive? Are these feelings I’m having normal? Where is God in all this?
“People will gain insights on how to handle tough emotions, such as anger, depression and loneliness.
“It is important we need people to tell people who are going through the horrors of separation and divorce about DivorceCare.”
The 13-week Christian programme includes three main parts which are video, group discussion and personal Bible study.
The DivorceCare program is starting at Billinge Family Church on Crank Road in Billinge on April 26 from 7.30pm.
For more information contact 01744 894374 or visit http://www.billingefamilychurch.org/. Alternitively email firstname.lastname@example.org