"Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ"  (Galatians 6:2).



Our focus: To provide a network of loving support and resources for women in divorce crisis

HOPE director, Adena Pedigo, works with professional women who voluntarily minister in the area of divorce and separation. They are available to give you confidential support coupled with prayer. Please don't hesitate to seek guidance from this ministry. You may confidentially email us at ladies@upci.org.

HOPE Director: Adena Pedigo

For further information, email ladies@upci.org or call 636-229-7895.

Featured Articles

What are you Thinking?

What are you Thinking?

September 5th 2017 @ 11:10 AM

Sometimes we are our own worst enemies!  We often repeat the same mistakes, fall into the same fears anxieties, etc.  Situations that remind us of past hurts can throw our emotions into a tailspin! 

I have been privy to a prime example in recent weeks.

I have been very amused lately by my labradoodle, Berkeley.  Several times he has hooked his leash on our magazine rack, and he cannot move.  Now, …Read More +

Lonely?  Look Up!

Lonely? Look Up!

August 25th 2017 @ 8:10 PM


Lonely?  Look Up!

By Megan McNeal

Some days it hits hard and without warning.  You were doing so good, feeling so strong.  Then the wave hits so fast it almost takes your breath away…. Loneliness.

The simplest things trigger it.  Seeing a couple walk hand in hand … an anniversary that’s no longer happy … a table-for-two with only you … that minute your children leave with your ex-spouse …Read More +

Don't Panic

Don't Panic

September 12th 2016 @ 3:55 PM

Let’s Talk—09/10-2002
Don’t Panic!
The phone rang at about 3:30 a.m. Groggily, I lifted the receiver and heard a gasping, anxious voice on the other end. “I’m dying. Help me!” the panicked voice pleaded. Julie had been suffering with panic attacks all summer. She had recently moved to the area with her husband and new baby. The move away from family to a new area along with the …Read More +

Help Your Children Survive Divorce

Help Your Children Survive Divorce

April 10th 2016 @ 1:10 PM

One of the negative fallouts of divorce is the emotional pain the children go through. I’ve counseled young and older children of divorce and most have the same negative feelings. They take the blame for the divorce. They feel somehow they caused the problems between their parents.  They feel unloved, deserted, neglected, and devalued by the departing parent. If they cannot trust their parent who is supposed to love, care …Read More +

God Loves Me!

God Loves Me!

March 19th 2015 @ 4:50 PM

In my time of trial, one of my biggest battles was with the love of God.  One morning I was sitting at my desk just struggling with this particular issue because of the awful circumstances in my life.  As I was questioning God, I felt an impression to go check my mail.  When I did there was a card in my mailbox from a very dear friend and it said, …Read More +

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