Ministry for Adult Children of Divorce

It is good that you are here. Dealing with our parents' divorce is not easy, but confronting this wound with faith can allow us to find great healing. We hope that you will become part of our supportive community and receive the many graces available through this ministry.  Welcome.

"Life-Giving Wounds: Pastoral Ministry for Adult Children of Divorce" with Alex Wolfe

CDA Live Stream Mass

Alex Wolfe presented on "Life-Giving Wounds: Pastoral Ministry for Adult Children of Divorce" at our August 3, 2020 Theology on Tap. Wolfe works for the Diocese of Arlington's Office of Marriage, Family, and Respect Life. He is an alumnus of the Life-Giving Wounds retreat and now serves as a retreat leader.

On-Going Support

Zoom Book Club for ACOD

On occasion, we offer Zoom support groups and book clubs for retreat alumni. In May-June 2021, we will run a book club to read through “Between Two Worlds: The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce,” by Elizabeth Marquardt. If you are interested in joining, please contact Alex at

Further Reading

Please follow the links below for further reading. The first document is a list of books and podcasts which are more specific to the wound of parental divorce. The second is a list of more general spiritual writings which will be just as helpful in your journey.

Reading List for Adult Children of Divorce

Spiritual Writings for Adult Children of Divorce

Larger Community

We are proud to be the Arlington Chapter of Life-Giving Wounds: Catholic Ministry to Adult Children of Divorce. We encourage you to get connected to the larger community of adult children of divorce who are seeking healing by following them here: and