Hi my friend,
This is Kent Darcie. Welcome to the Adult Children of Divorce Ministries website. This is a safe place—safe to feel, safe to express, and safe to ask questions. I look forward to hearing from you.
The seeds for this ministry were planted in the early 1970s when my parents divorced. I was 13. Early on, their divorce seemed like an earthquake with one great jolt. As time went on, I adapted to the tremors that never seemed to end…or so I thought. 30 years later I learned that my parent’s divorce was still affecting my relationships and marriage in ways I couldn’t have imagined back at the beginning.
The first book I read on adults with divorced parents was “The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce” by Judith Wallerstein. There I discovered I wasn’t the only member in the adult-children-of-divorce club. In fact, the club boasts millions of members. Unfortunately, most are unaware of the costly membership fees—anger, feelings of unworthiness, inadequacy and inferiority, fears, increased likelihood of divorce, and others.
Hungry for more, my research continued with canvassing more books and articles, interviewing authors and counselors, and speaking with adult children of divorce. Adult Children of Divorce Ministries was created to convey the gathered information to other ACD.
2 Corinthians 1: 3-4: is our key verse.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” NKJV
I’ve received God’s comfort in this area and share it with others so they can share the comfort they received from God with others. Working together the cycle of divorce can be broken!
Kent presents teachings, classes, workshops, and full day seminars on the impact a parents’ divorce has and how God’s truth is the foundation for healing and enjoying healthy relationships.
Kathy’s parents were married for over 50 years; however, by marrying Kent she learned what it was like to live with an adult child of divorce. Kathy shares her experience and perspective to those who don’t personally identify with the issues faced by adult children of divorce, but must live with the fallout.
Kent and Kathy thank God for 31 years of marriage. They have 3 adult children and reside in southeast Michigan.