Praise the Lord! I can’t believe it has been three years since I started this journey. I want to first welcome you to the “Divorce Care” team. I want to share with you a brief testimonial about my journey. I too was confused, out of sorts and I was left wondering what has happened to my world. I was lost for words, and felt as if my family, my church family, my co-workers were all looking @ me different. I heard about the different programs that was offered through my church, and I decided to @ least listen in on one of the sessions, but boy was I in for a surprise. I met one on one with my Dr. Grace who explained the DivorceCare sessions to me. we met for the first few classes, then my Dr. Grace connected me with the group. we began to cover everything you can think of for the next thirteen weeks. Now before I met with Dr. Grace, I had to tell my Pastor & First Lady together that I was now separated, and going through a divorce.
That process became easier as I went through the class, and our group became a family. We were there for one another, and @ the end of the thirteen week session, we graduated, and learned how to overcome hurt, embarrassment, anger, whatever you are feeling, we covered it. In the beginning you will probably be wondering why is he Praising The Lord! because that season happened three years ago, and do you know that now I am one of the facilitators of the group. I want to encourage you that are Divorced, Separated, or not sure where you are in your relationship, I encourage you to sit in on one of our sessions. We would love to have you. we meet on the second Saturday of every month here in our Cary location from 9-11 am. As you are going through this journey, you are never alone. We look forward to seeing you soon. God bless & as we say in our local church, always keep God First!
Sincerely, Earl W. McNair
I just thank God for Triangle Marriage and Family Life. Last year, I was involved in a relationship and I needed wise counsel. I really didn’t have anyone who I thought could advise me objectively. Of course I had family and friends, but the advice they would give would be bias. So I was in this relationship, and really didn’t know whether to stay and continue the relationship and fight through the difficulty or if I should move forward. At that time Triangle Marriage and Family Life was being promoted and I decided to give it a chance. In short, my life has never been the same since that day. Dr. Grace is so knowledgable and made it very clear in guiding me to the arrival of my decision. I still contact and get advice from her even now and I thank God everyday for ordering my steps to Triangle Marriage and Family Life.
Triangle Marriage and Family Life has been such a wonderful outlet for my family and I.
From the moment that you walk in the office you can sense the calm and peace that transcends into the services that you receive.
As a Single mother it was difficult to find a place where I could go and not feel labeled as a Statistic or needy person.
Dr. Grace and her colleagues empower you to look past your current situation to see your FUTURE and true potential. They give you Spiritual as well as Practical tools to help you deal with LIFE on a daily basis.
I love the fact that you can receive a variety of services and interventions all in the same place. From Marriage and relationship advice, Parenting Classes and Family Counseling, to Personal Therapy.
They follow up when they say that they will, and they send reminder e-mails and calls for your upcoming appointments.
Dr. Grace genuinely cares for the clients that she serves in more ways than one.
SHE IS A BLESSING TO HAVE IN THE TRIANGLE AREA.
Dr. Grace Nichols and the Triangle Marriage & Family Life Center team are truly amazing. My family was facing an issue that we knew we could not battle alone. When we had our consultation with Dr. Grace, she made us feel so at ease and was able to give us immediate steps to take to help us through the process. By using the practical steps recommended and the therapy sessions with Kellie helped us tremendously. We are so grateful for the TMFLC team, their compassion, and their overall service to our family and would recommend their services to anyone!
One of the first things GriefShare did for me was; provided a safe place where I could be transparent and share my thoughts and grief experiences with others. Others, that I felt could relate to what I was going through, because they were having the same or similar experiences I was having. THIS BECAME A VERY IMPORTANT OUTLET FOR ME!
*It has surprised me, that I have been more transparent in GriefShare about my thoughts, feelings and questions during this journey, than I have with my family and very close friends! I found integrity in our group!
Through the video topics, highlighted scriptures and group discussions, I was able to identify what I now know as my SECONDARY LOSSES! The constant feeling of hurt, feeling of being lost, my reality of change and even the feeling of loneliness contributed to these secondary losses.
The loss of my husband touched every part of my life: relationships – with God and man, purpose, self-confidence, my outlook on the value of life and my ability to handle it all – ALONE! Or so I felt. — GriefShare helped to change my way of thinking about my life situation, by defining it as my New Normal, which became crucial to my healing.
My grief and GriefShare sessions forced me to re-examine “the REAL center in my life?” – and that is my relationship with my savior! Nurturing this relationship in constant prayer and studying God’s word has been crucial on this journey as consistently recommended an encouraged by the video’s and video co-hosts!
GriefShare has showed me that answers to my “Why’s” would not change my current situation, but has moved me to a greater knowledge and trust in the sovereignty of God.
During this grief journey, I found myself struggling with Trust and Forgiveness! It seemed one issue after another would rise and I would withdraw myself from everyone. I was developing deep painful emotional wounds that I didn’t even want to discuss with myself (like a door I did not want to open). GriefShare videos, workbook questions, our discussions and a lot of praying helped me to see… that I was trying to protect myself and I had to forgive and release these issues to God in order to be healed. During GriefShare discussions, I was able to release some of these things OUT LOUD!
This journey has strengthened my walk with the Lord. Where I once felt uncovered, alone, cheated and mistreated by the death of my husband and the impact of the decisions and changes I’ve had to make… I now feel God’s love, protection and guidance even more strongly over my life. I understand, this is MY NEW NORMAL for now, and trust God to take me to my greater purpose in Him, in His timing — through this journey and gift of grief. A reality I believe I can now pass on to others and insure them they can not only survive it, but also grow from it.
My experience at Triangle Marriage and Family Life Center as an intern was valuable and rewarding. Throughout my internship, I had the opportunity to learn various aspects of counseling. I had the privilege of facilitating group counseling, conducting initial assessments, build community relationships, and learn daily operations of a private practice. Working with Dr. Nichols was a pleasure. She is committed to helping families manage daily challenges and experience the joys of living. My internship has enhanced my knowledge and desire to fulfil my purpose in life.
After our first child, we had trouble adjusting to our new roles, not only just husband & wife, but as a new mother & father. It seems like we couldn’t communicate without arguing. But with help from Triangle Marriage & Family with Dr. Grace and Pastor Wil, we were given the tools to learn how to support each other in this new chapter of our lives. Our marriage has become stronger as a result of their teaching. They don’t just give you the tools, they have actually applied them to their own marriage & lead by example. Triangle Marriage & Family Life Center has been a blessing to our marriage and our family.
My husband and I started going to triangle Marriage for counseling, We were having trouble communicating and being in the same page about alot of things, When we heard about the classes, we were very happy, we were learning how to talk and care about the others feelings it opened our eyes to things we overlooked, Dr. Grace explained things which such patience and love that it was easy to do the homework they gave us. We started caring for each others needs and respect that being around each other become more fun and loving. The classes showed us what our marriage can be. We are very greatful to Dr Grace and Dr Wil, they are a great example that any marriage can have a better future. We are so thankful for them having these classes to help others like us to bring love and unity back to our Marriages. We love them very much.
Triangle Marriage and Family Life Center was an intricate part for my husband and I before we were married. The information and insight that Drs. Wil and Grace Nichols provided was instrumental during the courses that we participated in. During the pre-marital course, we were able to communicate at a deeper level than we had done before. It allowed each of us to be transparent and say whatever we wanted because we felt secure. We both knew that it would increase our faith in God, Drs. Wil and Grace, and definitely our marriage. Taking the course was essential for our marriage. The 18 months we have shared our lives has been such a joy because we have used the tools that were provided to us. My husband and I have continued to evolve everyday with each other because we remember and use the techniques that were shared with us. We would DEFINITELY recommend this class. The instruction at Triangle Marriage and Family Life Center will help you and your mate/partner build a successful marriage with God at the center of your marriage. It will be the best decision you can make to understand and put the past behind you and enjoy the present while planning for a beautiful future with your spouse.
Working at Triangle Marriage and Family Life Center was an amazing experience that helped me to grow and improve on my organizational skills. My co-workers were loving and caring people that didn’t mind assisting me as needed. I especially loved the work environment. It was very relaxed and refreshing. This experience will be one that I will always cherish in appreciate for helping me grow and learn.