Overcoming the world: focused on practical tips for improving family life, both preventing family breakdown and healing from it.


Do your part to heal family breakdown! It is as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Choose a topic from the Ruth Institute’s growing list of Reading Group topics.
  2. Plan a schedule of 4 weekly sessions of 90 minutes each.
  3. Go to our How to Host a Reading Group page.

You are all ready to go!

Why Reading Groups?

Reading Groups have great potential to heal family breakdown:
  • heal yourself from your own family breakdown.
  • heal your family members.
  • build up society’s support for the family, so fewer families suffer in the first place.

Here are some advantages:

  • Easy participation: no financial cost, and very low time cost.
  • Builds friendships and community: face-to- face meetings, not just on-line or virtual.
  • Easy to explain: everyone knows someone who has suffered from family breakdown, and most people want to help.
  • Helps keep the momentum created by big events such as retreats, speeches, rallies, or conventions.