As a remarried/blended family, you undoubtedly face unique challenges that you may not have expected and consequently weren’t prepared to tackle. The level of complexity of a blended family dynamic can be overwhelming. These issues can frustrate your marriage, your parenting and your step-parenting. Fortunately, these challenges are common to blended families and you can learn a great deal from others who are working through them or have overcome them. Mark & Amy Bundgus, RPC’s Blended Family Leaders, are available to help you with training, resources, and encouragement.
Mark & Amy Bundgus, RPC’s Blended Family Ministry Leaders, will walk you through a series of sessions designed to help you successfully navigate stepfamily life. You can join the class at any time!
This is an opportunity to:
• Meet other couples in the process of “blending”
• Learn how to handle challenges unique to stepfamilies
• And share your struggles as well as triumphs!
Starting September 9th, at 11:15a, our Blended Family Ministry will be offering Family Life’s Art of Parenting with a special focus on the challenges blends face during these monthly meetings. Please join us.
Cost: $13 per person for the Art of Parenting class that will include instruction and materials.
Upcoming Class Dates:
• December 9, 11:15a
• January 13, 11:15a
• February 3, 11:15a
• March 3, 11:15a
• April 7, 11:15a
NO May meeting
• June 9, 11:15a
• July 14, 11:15a
• August 11, 11:15a
• September 8, 11:15a
• October 13, 11:15a
• November 10, 11:15a
Step Family Pre-Marriage Mentoring
Blending is hard. Don’t wait until you say “I do”. Pre-marriage mentoring sessions are available for couples at no cost. Contact Mark and Amy Bundgus for more information on how to get started.
The Smart Step-Family – by Ron Deal (Hardback)
The Remarriage Checkup – by Ron Deal (Paperback)
(Note about the Remarriage Checkup: The online Couple Checkup mentioned in the book is the same one referred to on the RPC marriage website. You can get the instructions and use the RPC group code by clicking here.)
“Like” the Facebook page – SmartStepfamilies and join the interesting conversations. Example: “An interesting thought and one worth considering… the God of the universe allowed His one and only Son to be raised by someone who wasn’t His “biological” father.
Ron Deal Video Series: “Step-Families – Bringing the Pieces to Peace” can be found at designingdynamicstepfamilies.com