Thursday Morning

Major Crisis Topics in Blended Families — Ron L. Deal, LMFT, LPC

What is happening and how, in general, should you respond as a ministry leader when blended families face these issues: Infidelity, Abuse, Severe Parental Alienation, False Accusation, and Stepsibling Romance/Sexuality.

Ministering to Stepfamilies 101Drs Jeff & Judi Parziale

Those new to stepfamily ministry are encouraged to attend this 101 breakout. Traditional family ministries and marriage education programs do very little to equip stepcouples for healthy stepfamily living. Come learn what stepfamilies need, the best practices for stepfamily ministry, and how your church can help break the generational cycle of divorce.

Helping Couples Survive Custody BattlesWillie & Rachel Scott

Many people are trudging through the muck of a long and tedious custody battle - barely keeping their heads above water. The emotions can drain every ounce of mental and emotional energy and deplete us of any reserve we thought we had. The goal of this session is to provide you with tools so you can better understand and empathize with those that are going through a custody battle and know how to be of greater support.