acod book club 2024

Zoom Book Club for Adult Children of Divorce

This online book club is for anyone in northern Virginia whose parents have gotten divorced. No matter the circumstances, parental divorce can affect us in all sorts of ways. Join our supportive community for this seven-week book club as we read, “Life-Giving Wounds: A Catholic Guide to Healing for Adult Children of Divorce or Separation,” by Daniel and Bethany Meola. This book club is free to join; the only cost is the cost of the book (about $18.95 plus S&H).

 Our book club will meet on Tuesday evenings from March 19 through April 30, from 7:30 - 8:30 pm EDT. We will read two chapters on our own before each meeting, and then each meeting will consist of an opening prayer and small group sharing. As we near the end of the book, we will plan an opportunity to get together in person.

The book can be purchased at,, or The Zoom link will be sent to you via email.



 Schedule, Reading Assignments, and Themes:


March 19 - Chapters 1 and 2 - Grieving the Loss


March 26 - Chapters 3 and 4 - Recovering our Faith


April 2 - Chapters 5 and 6 - Finding our Identity


April 9 - Chapters 7 and 8 - Learning to Love


April 16 - Chapters 9 and 10 - Striving for Virtue


April 23 - Chapters 11 and 12 - Forgiving and Setting Boundaries


April 30 - Chapters 13 and 14 - Understanding the 4th Commandment