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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, dragan@fpc-belmont.org or 704-825-3357.

 
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