Thursday Afternoon

Supporting Alienated Parents — Helen Wheeler, LPC

After divorce many parents find themselves with children who refuse to visit or have any contact with a parent (or entire family unit) who previously had a warm, loving and appropriate relationship with the children.  Visitation/contact refusal is called ‘Parental Alienation’ or Pathological Alienation. This problem is often exacerbated by remarriage of either or both biological parents. The long-term impact on the children, as well as the alienated parent, can and does influence the future of all individuals involved. Come hear how to recognize it, what the long-term psychological effect of this kind of child maltreatment is, and how to address surrounding issues: ‘where is God in all this?’

Marketing Your Ministry Through Social Media — Lamar & Ronnie Tyler

If you’re not leveraging social media to connect, engage and nurture your church community, you’re missing out on the opportunity to draw more couples closer to God and your ministry. In this special training, you’ll learn the 4 C's of social media that have allowed the Tylers to grow an online marriage community with over 500,000 members! You’ll also learn best practices for where to post, how much to post and how to make sure you’re not wasting your time when you post. You’ll leave this session feeling empowered to reach more couples with real strategies that you can implement immediately.

Equipped: Teaching Art of Parenting in Your Church — Brian Goins & Ron Deal

FamilyLife’s Art of Parenting is a biblically-based, practical, out-of-the-box resource that includes specific content for blended families. Come hear from Brian Goins, FamilyLife’s Vice President of Content, how to utilize this resource and adapt it for your church’s needs.