Romance in Nature

About Us

A Bit of Background

Christian Divorce Recovery is a place where Christians experiencing the pain of marital separation and divorce can begin to find hope, help, and healing on their way to a new life. Through our blog, coaching, resources, and a variety of online and in-person workshops, classes, and events, you can begin to find your way forward in this difficult journey towards wholeness.

Reverend Sean Gartland shares: "Divorce darkened my door after 20 years of marriage. All my love, prayers, and pleadings couldn't change what was happening to me, my marriage, and my children. All my years in full-time ministry, missionary service overseas, and seminary hadn't prepared me for the end of my life as I knew it. Friends and family either avoided me or didn't know what to say, how to help, or what to do. The worst part was feeling alone, like there were no people or places to offer me hope, help, or healing."

Founder and Director Reverend Sean Gartland, M.Div., M.Ed., A.C.H.E., has spent over 30 years serving in various roles in Christian ministry and healthcare including as a missionary, pastor, chaplain, therapist, and administrator, and in various settings, including inpatient, psychiatric, rehabilitation, and geriatric facilities. His assignments have included locations in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. He currently serves as a therapy manager in the national federal healthcare system, and a Chaplain in both a local hospital and a Fire and Rescue department.


He is married, has 2 grown daughters, and enjoys outdoor adventures, especially anything related to the open water and ocean, including kayaking, whitewater rafting, water skiing, body surfing, and SCUBA diving.


In addition to over 10 years of experience providing Christian divorce recovery services, he is available for customized training and consulting on spiritual-emotional resilience specifically tailored to members of the Fire/EMS/First Responder communities and their families. Areas of specialization include marriage, divorce, relationship, and addiction resilience, suicide awareness, and spiritual / emotional care.

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Hope:

"The journey of a thousand miles only begins with the first step" (Ancient proverb) 

Drawing on his personal experience as a divorced Christian, life as a seminary-trained, ordained minister, and professional background as a chaplain and therapist, Sean will work with you to do a basic needs assessment and suggest a personal spiritual-emotional road map to recovery as you begin your recovery journey. There is hope! Try out the "Basic" Plan: 30 minute 1:1 assessment and goal-setting session. (Free initial 15 minute consultation required prior to session)

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Help:

"For  I am the Lord your God, who upholds your right hand, Who says to you 'Do not fear,  I will help you.'" (Isaiah 41:13)

Once you've begun to get a glimpse of hope, take the next step and review and adjust your goals and reasonable timelines, get feedback on your progress, and explore resources. Try the "Intermediate" Plan: 30 minute Basic Plan session PLUS 30 minute Intermediate Plan session. (Basic Plan session required prior to Intermediate session) God will help you, and we're here to walk alongside you every step of the way, helping with valuable, practical guidance on your journey.

 

Healing:

"For you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings..." (Malachi 4:2)

God promises healing as we seek and walk humbly with Him. As you make your way forward in your journey towards a new life, take a final step with the 30 minute "Advanced Plan" session to further review your goals and progress, make adjustments as necessary, and map out your journey for the days ahead. Advanced Plan: 30 minute Basic Plan plus 30 minute Intermediate Plan PLUS 30 minute Advanced Plan. (Basic and Intermediate Plans required prior to Advanced Plan session). He brings healing, and we will walk this road with you as you begin to find it!

Compass leading to the right direction to healing