Bent Tree DivorceCare

Bent Tree DivorceCare


Wise counsel is often not the advice we hear so much as the questions we are asked to consider...
Such a simple message... yet so many lack the courage to see the validity lived out. We can discuss this when you are ready. Join us for Bent Tree DivorceCare. We will meet on Tuesday evenings beginning August 22, 2017 in Carrollton, TX (similar groups will meet is cities across the nation). Mark your calendar and alert someone you know that the difficulties of separation or divorce do not have to be figured out alone. We have a room full of people who understand and will listen to the individual challenges being faced. Fresh dinner and time for discussion of new topics each week.
Coming soon... Next group forming for DivorceCare at BentTree Carrollton Campus. Mark your calendar. Tell someone you know. Tuesdays beginning August 22, 2017 6:30-8:30pm. Open to adults currently separated or divorced. Registration online: see events any Tuesday beginning Aug 12 for registration link.

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm Dinner/Discussion/Seminar. Separated or divorced adults attend this group. Bent Tree is a non-denominational Christ-centered church convenient to N. Dallas, Plano, Frisco and the surrounding community in North Central Texas.

You will discover there are people who understand your hurts, emotions and painful experiences! In divorce, it’s common to feel isolated. In DivorceCare, you’ll find that you are not alone, that there are others who understand what you are going through. Don’t try to go through separation or divorce alone. Link up with a DivorceCare support group. This is NOT a SOCIAL MIXER: It’s a place where you’ll find caring people who understand the issues you face. If our group is not meeting at a convenient time or location for you we can locate a similar group near you in almost any U.S. Zip Code and even in some countries outside the USA.

Mission: Bent Tree exists to be used by God as He transforms people into disciples of Jesus Christ, here and around the world. Our heart’s desire is to allow God to use us in His work of transformation. Let us show you a loving Christian response to your situation.


It's not just about the facts

Life after divorce is always difficult, but how you deal with the reality of your situation can make a big difference in your adjustment, as you'll see on this video. For more help, find a DivorceCare group meeting near you:

God's will is discoverable and doable If you've ever stood at a crossroads and wondered, What does the Lord want me to do? there's good news: God does not intend for His will to be a mystery to us, and the Briscoes' 5-message series, God's Will for My Life, makes His will clear for you.We'l...

Tony Evans

Pastor Evans’ Tribute Sermon for his beloved wife, Lois Irene Evans, preached on Sunday, January 5, 2020.

The Hurt & The Healer The Hurt & The Healer Conference will reveal exactly how God can be the gentle healer of all your hurts.


“Since my divorce, it seems like I’m mad all the time. All the time!”

You can read about dealing with divorce online. Try talking about it with friends. Just push your feelings away. Or do something that has helped so many others—join a DivorceCare group:

Paul David Tripp

You don't have to go searching. God came for you.

Tony Evans

Are you suffering or sad today? Hear these encouraging words regarding the sad moments we may experience, even during the Joyous Christmas Season.

May God's blessings and promises continue to give you hope, especially now. AMEN

Yesterday, I shared a heartfelt video with the church I pastor about my wife, Lois. I'd like to share a portion of that video update here with you, our extended virtual ministry family.

Will you join me in praying that the Lord will give Lois great peace at this time? We continue to believe in the power of prayer and do not underestimate God’s power to heal, nor do we deny his ability to comfort hurting hearts. Please pray specifically with us that God would either heal Lois or take her home. We do not want her to live in pain.

Also pray that God will give us, as her family, grace, wisdom, and comfort as we walk with my wife through this season. Your prayers are appreciated and needed. They mean a lot to me, and to all of us, right now.

I realize that many of you want to know how you can encourage me and my family as we care for my wife. Please know that you have already done so much by sharing your love, your concern, and your support. What would encourage my heart this Christmas season is to know that you are spending time with the people you love and not wasting the time God has given you to live on things that really don’t matter. Most importantly, what brings my heart joy is to know that you are remembering and honoring the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who is my hope in spite of life’s challenges.

One great comfort to me during these difficult days is to know that Lois and I, along with our children, have made the most of the time we have together. We continue to do so even now and desire for you to do the same.

I will continue to share with you as I can and let you know how you can help in the coming days. But for today, I want to thank you for your love and care. On behalf of myself and my family, we wish you a blessed and a very merry Christmas.

gianna jessen

Praying to Move Mountains | Dr Tony Evans 2019 | NOV 11, 2019

so, what's the problem? ...
(could it be me...?)

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Praying to Move Mountains | Dr Tony Evans 2019 | NOV 11, 2019

...the problem may be you...!!! ?

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June Hunt

“When we share our pain, we are no longer alone in our struggle.” - June Hunt

Tony Evans

Just because you can’t see the way doesn’t mean that God doesn’t have a way. Walk by faith.

Surviving The Holidays seminar was well attended at BentTree-Carrollton Oct. 29. Our weekly DivorceCare meetings continue on Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm through Nov 26. You can still join us for dinner & discussion and pick up helpful topics you missed when we regroup in Feb 2020. We are not a social mixer; but a support group to encourage participants and promote healing from the pain and losses associated with separation or divorce.

If They Knew What I Really Thought About the Holidays #42

“I keep repeating, ‘January 2nd is coming …’” – Mike

Divorced and dreading the holidays? Find hope near you.
Look for a Surviving the Holidays event near you.

Only the lonely

No matter what you have or what you've lost. This is a good season to Be Grateful and Thankful for the ABUNDANT LIFE of the spirit. There once was a king who collected. Solomon was the most blessed man in all of history. His life was Eden on steroids...


Forgiveness doesn’t mean you forget. You forgive the former spouse for your sake. Forgiveness can free us from all the negative thinking. Have you freed yourself from negative thinking?

What is the Gospel? | Ask the Briscoes

Good News !!
Have you wondered how good a person would have to be-- to be assured they will be accepted into heaven?

Jesus was sent to preach it to the poor, and the Apostle Paul was not ashamed of it. What exactly is “it” though? It’s the Gospel! Watch as Stuart offers a s...

Don't miss this one day seminar, discussion & holiday meal. $7 online registration. Click link to our calendar & scroll down to October 29.

“I didn’t expect it to be very hard, but I was filled with such a feeling of loss.” – Monica

Traditions make the holidays special, but after Monica’s divorce, many of those traditions were impossible or not the same without her husband.

Many people who have experienced divorce can relate to Monica. Their holidays are no longer the same, and they may dread this season that used to bring such joy.

DivorceCare’s Surviving the Holidays is the perfect event for individuals like Monica.

This 2-hour seminar introduces attendees to people who’ve been through a marriage breakup and who share their tips to survive and even thrive during the holidays. Attendees hear practical suggestions and insights from divorce recovery experts. And they leave with new tips and tools—like how to create new holiday traditions—that help them navigate this season and discover fresh hope for the future.

Click below to find a Surviving the Holidays event near you.

Telling the Truth with Stuart, Jill, and Pete Briscoe

It is, perhaps, a mystery to us to why God does not grant our child-like wish to just be happy 🎈😀 all the time...!!?

In the broken moments of your day, Jesus is there—shining the light of His life and His love through you.

3-Ingredient Oven Baked Corned Beef Brisket

BentTree DivorceCare meets Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm for dinner & discussion. This week our topic is titled 'What Does The Owner's Manual Say?'

If you are interested to know and discuss what the Bible says about being single, married, divorced, or remarried perhaps this is the night you should join us.

Volunteers are preparing a delicious brisket, broiled potatoes, tossed salad and more.

Registration is open at

Call Buddy or Kay 972-335-2335 with questions. Amazing, tender corned beef brisket cooked in the oven with just three ingredients. This brisket is flavorful, easy, and comes out so tender.

A word from Jill: The reason for your suffering

So, you made a vow, before God and witnesses, that your marriage would last a lifetime. Yet, here you are, still alive, and suffering from something we know God hates: DIVORCE...
And we wonder, "Why me?" Why would God allow this if he loves me? Have you ever wondered about the reason for your suffering? The darkness of the depression that surrounds your grief or difficulty can be so deep...

Tony Evans

Thanks to Tony Evans for this reminder.


Registration is open for BentTree DivorceCare.
Join us Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm for dinner and discussion. 😠 9/03/19 = 'Facing My Anger'.
4141 International Pkwy, Carrollton, TX. 😠

Somebody else understands

DivorceCare groups surround you with care and understanding. Find the group nearest you at:


When you’ve had a failure [in a relationship], that can be the springboard for growth, and you can understand the nature of love, goodness, forgiveness, and kindness in a much richer and fuller way than you ever have before. – Dr. Les Carter

God knows what we are gong through (and apparently even keeps count of the hairs on our head- while we are so anxiously "pulling them out"). He thinks of us and, with grace, provides for us- Even while we are not thinking of him. Thank God for his undying love.

Need some Godly encouragement? When going through separation or divorce, it feels like we should be justified to express our pain by being UNKIND, HURTFUL and BITTER. But, do we want to known by those labels? Others are watching and assuming our actions reveal our inner character coming to light.

#JOINUS at BentTree DivorceCare, at our Carrollton Campus, Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm, for dinner & discussion to help you find the Christian response to the adversity you facing in this season. Don't become known as the bitter old person that no one wants to be with.

One of the things that I did for my daughter was on her father’s birthday I always made sure that she had a gift for him, because it meant a lot to her. I remember as a child not having that option, and I wanted to give my father something. – Terri

Andrew Farley

Happy Valentine’s Day to you!


So God hates divorce, "Does he hate me? Am I being punished for sin in my life?"
(Since the Garden of Eden, the serpent introduces doubt so we may believe his twisted stories and lies.) Discover more about forgiveness, grace, and what life in Jesus really means. Sign up for FREE, exclusive, weekly content from Andrew Farley!


We understand, because EVERYONE in the room has been through separation or divorce. Tell someone you know. Join us for dinner and discussion when our next session begins Feb. 12, 2019. Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm. 4141 International Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75007. Or find a group meeting near you at

I didn’t belong anywhere, and that is the most horrible feeling in the world. Even with my family I didn’t feel like I belonged because they couldn’t understand what I was going through. I got the same lines of ‘Oh, just get up and get over it,’ ‘It’ll be okay,’ ‘You still have us,’ and ‘You have your kids.’ That was supposed to make it better. I couldn’t make them understand what I was feeling inside, and it hurt so much. - Cathy

Watch Chad Prather

Is someone trying to make you feel worthless? Don't believe the lie! reminded of the one who has sacrificed his very life to pay the price of a debt you would owe. Believe and accept the gift; you are worthy!

WHAT ARE YOU WORTH? Sometimes you need to be reminded. SHARE it with those that need to hear it.

Rebecca Ashbrook Carrell

We live in a fast-paced society running at break-neck speed from one thing to another. Don't wish away where you are. God's timing is perfect. There are lessons to be learned in the now. Today's pain will be tomorrow's purpose. Today's suffering brings about strengthening and sharpening. Pause. Rest. Breathe. Pray. He knows exactly where you are and exactly what He is doing.


When you’ve been through divorce, some people are going be there for you and that’s wonderful. Other people will do the opposite and you’re thinking, Well, where did they go? – Dr. Les Carter

Telling the Truth with Stuart, Jill, and Pete Briscoe

Take hope not despair into future... if reconciliation is an overlooked opportunity, seize that opportunity. If it is not an option for you, please know that a single parent home need not necessarily be a "broken home". Fight for your family.

We need to rebuild the concept of the Christian family. Listen as Jill explains the heart behind her book, ‘Fight for the Family.’

God has something to say to you today...
Did you read it?

The Bible can seem like a big, overwhelming book. Where do we start? How does it apply to our lives? If you’re a believer, the indwelling Holy Spirit will reveal the Word to you.

It is important to recognize what
the problem is we are battling...
So we can attack the problem
rather than struggle to manage the. symptoms.

Depression, believe it or not, can strengthen us. It can help us become a stronger person as we take the time to work through some of the things that may have led to us getting depressed in the first place. - Leslie Vernick

Rebecca Ashbrook Carrell

As I skim the headlines I have to remind myself that, as Christians, we live under the certainty of God's sovereignty. That means God knew this would happen. He knew our world would look like this. He knew about the corruption, the violence, the social injustice before it ever came to pass. Perhaps that's why Jesus said, "In this world you will have many trials, but take heart, for I have overcome the world (Jn.16:33)." If Jesus has overcome the world, then we fight FROM victory, not FOR victory. Today, I choose to look up instead of around. "Fix your mind on things above, not on earthly things," said Paul (Col.3:2). I choose to remember that God is good and works all things for the good of those who love Him and are called by Him (Ro.8:28)." I choose to remember that His ways are not our ways, nor are His thoughts our thoughts (Isa.55:8). But even so, come, Lord Jesus, come.

[03/01/18]   I may be facing divorce…
Kay Clark, DivorceCare leader

When I was engaged to my second husband I was told by the church we attended that I would have to have an annulment (which did not happen, by the way) from my first husband before we could get married. What would that mean for my children?

Backing up. My first husband was an abusive alcoholic. My two young boys and I fled at the point of a loaded shotgun. My second marriage ended after 13 years. I was “the biggest loser” ever. I moved to Texas from New Hampshire with a man who was not my husband. When that relationship ended after 3 years I was a broken woman. That’s my BC story in a nutshell.

The Lord gripped my heart at the age of 41 and everything about me and my life changed. He had brought me Buddy – the sweetest man in the world and my husband of 23 years and counting.

You or someone you know may be facing separation or divorce. My story is an extreme example of marriages gone wrong. Buddy’s prior marriage ended without all that drama, but the feelings of loss, depression, anger, fear – those are all the same. After four years of friendship, dating and family counseling we got married and began attending Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, Carrollton, TX in 1994.

In 1995, as members of Bent Tree, we were invited to become part of a group that would introduce a new ministry called DivorceCare - a biblically based, Christ-centered support group seminar offered twice a year. Men and women, young and old, from many different walks of life have found the hope and healing this ministry can bring to families. The DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) program was subsequently added, and more recently a teen group (The Journey – Big D) has been offered, for children of parents going through separation or divorce.

This has been an amazing journey for us. What began as an opportunity to offer support for people like us who become separated or divorced, turned out to be so much richer. Lives are changed when hope is renewed. Attendees have helped cook and serve dinner, they have learned to pray for one another, and have developed lifelong friendships. And after the class? Many serve as our small group leaders. Some without a church home have joined Bent Tree. Several are deeply ingrained in ministry here. A few class attendees reconciled their marriages and at least one gentleman attended seminary and became a pastor. Many children who attended DC4K continue to serve as junior leaders in DC4K as well as Big D. And one young man from that group is currently a Big D leader.

God heals the brokenhearted (Psalms 147:3 and 34:18). This statement has never been as evident to us as it is in the DivorceCare ministry.

Here’s a nugget of truth: You should never be ashamed or think less of yourself for being a divorced person, because God has a plan for your life. Jeremiah 29:11


Can you just imagine the beautiful music Billy Graham, George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows are singing together now! RIP Billy.......

This made us smile on a Friday morning! Just a little something to encourage you to LET IT SHINE! ~Jeremy & Amanda

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