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Smart Steps for Blended Families

April 29 - April 30


Steve and Laura Petherbridge , Blended marriage 36 years.


More speakers to be added soon

Topics to include:

  • Stepping back without stepping out
  • The Ex Spouse-in-law
  • I didn’t know–what I didn’t know
  • Helping the Kids Thrive
  • Let’s Hear it from the Men (panel of dads and stepdads)
  • Perplexing Questions: How can I keep my spouse and my kids happy?


Pre Conference: Friday 4/29 daytime:

9-noon Friday 4/29

Special Pre Conference Class for Pastors, Church Staff, Leaders and Pre married couples

A Full Morning taught by Laura and Steve Petherbridge on Preparing to Blend, using Ron Deal’s NEW book. 

PASTOR: Help YOUR church learn how to prepare those entering a marriage with kids.

COUPLE: Discover wisdom and insight before the blend.

Individual or couple ONE price $69

Church Group Rate 4 or more for $129

  • Questions to ask before the marriage
  • Exploring the role of a stepparent
  • Planning the wedding
  • Co Parenting Together
  • Anticipating Change
  • Merging Money


More Pre Conference for all attendees

Morning and Afternoon additional pre conference sessions for ALL. Attend as many as you desire (including the preparing to blend) for ONE price:

  • Childless stepmom
  • Adding an “ours” Baby
  • Blended Family Finances
  • Adult Stepkids


Conference Cost includes:

  • Friday “Meet and Greet” Happy Hour 5:30-6:30 (no alcohol)
  • Friday night, all day Saturday conference
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • Event Handout filled with resources, references, and outlines
  • Links to special stepfamily tools for FREE
  • Discounted Hotel
  • Goodie Bag
  • Pre conference daytime 9-3 on Friday is an additional fee of $69 . Attend all day or just a few sessions for ONE price.

Tickets are transferable but not refundable (unless Covid closes the Church).

Price Increases to $189 after March 30.


North Ft. Worth Church
5801 No. FWY
Fort Worth, Texas 76131
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