Put a ring around your calendar for
6-9 June 2018
At FamilyLife, we are very aware of the unique challenges faced by those in blended families.
Traditionally, when a couple marry, they come together as a couple first, and children are added to the family later. Within blended families, family comes first, and it can be very hard for a couple to ever have time to themselves. Their relationship can offen be subject to the needs within their complex family dynamics. The children also need help to adjust to the changes in their world.
In June we are bringing out Ron Deal, one of the world leaders on blended Families, and step parenting. We will host a range of events and workshops, not only for the public but also for Family Ministry leaders and Pastors. This is a big opportunity to learn from one of the greats and be really up-skilled in this specialised area.
Ron Deal, Director FamilyLife Blended US Rodney and Lisa Webb - FamilyLife Blended NZ
FamilyLife Blended® has recently been established in New Zealand, and is headed up by Rodney and Lisa Webb, a blended family couple themselves. They have attended FamilyLife Blended seminars hosted by Ron Deal in the USA and are keen to pass on all they have learned with other blended family couples here in NZ. FamilyLife Blended® provides biblically-based resources that help strengthen stepfamilies, and help break the generational cycle of divorce. Our resources for blended families include:
Ron L. Deal is the Director of FamilyLife Blended®, a ministry of FamilyLife®, and is the author/coauthor of the books The Smart Stepfamily, The Smart Stepdad, The Smart Stepmom, Dating and the Single Parent, and The SmartStepfamily Marriage. Ron is one of the most widely read authors on stepfamily living in the US. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist who frequently appears in the national media, including FamilyLife Today® and Focus on the Family, and he conducts marriage and family seminars around the world. Ron and his wife, Nan, have been married since 1986 and have three boys. Connor, their middle son, went to Heaven at age 12.