The SmarT Stepfamily Class
Wednesday evenings 6:30- 7:30 pm
September 12- November 7 (except Halloween)
If you are a step-parent or a stepchild you already know that stepfamilies have unique challenges. What works in a biological family often makes things worse in a stepfamily. In fact, the divorce rate for second marriages when both partners have children is 70%. But there is hope! Marriage and Family therapist Ron Deal has worked with stepfamilies for over 20 years and developed a class that teaches seven practical, realistic steps to stepfamily success. This class teaches effective communication between partners and ex-spouses, discipline, boundary setting, the developmental process of a stepfamily, managing transitions between homes, realistic expectations and more.
Reverend Daria Ragan and husband Jerry will moderate this class. Stepparents for 23 years to four now- grown, married children and three grandchildren, they have experienced all the ups and downs of being a stepfamily.
You do not have to be a church member to attend. Childcare can be arranged upon request. No class on Halloween.
Cost: $20 for books. Please complete form below to register. For questions, contact contact Rev. Daria Ragan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-825-3357.