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Strive to Thrive in 2020!

This event will challenge, inspire, and encourage you!

 

The 2020 Smart Stepfamily Conference is the only two-day live event in Utah just for stepfamily couples, single parents, dating couples with kids, and those who care about blended families.

 

We’re thrilled to join celebrated authors and stepfamily experts, Ron Deal and Laura Petherbridge, who’ll lead our keynote training sessions on how to build a Smart Stepfamily, and Utah's own Kim Giles, as our event emcee.

Smart Stepfamily Conference Topics
Learn, Connect, and Thrive
  • Stepfamily Dynamics: Why and How They Differ

  • The Ex-Spouse-In-Law: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

  • Setting Stepfamily Boundaries

  • Stepfamily Finances: Why It's Unique

  • Things I Wish My Stepparent Knew: Kids and Adults Share

  • Building a Successful Stepfamily

  • Becoming Stepfamily Smart

  • How to "Cook" a Stepfamily

  • Attachment, Loss & Loyalty

  • Pillars of Stepparent Success

  • Open Questions and Answers with Laura and Ron

Smart Stepfamily Conference Topics
Strive to Thrive in 2020

  • Stepfamily Dynamics: Why and How They Differ

  • The Ex-Spouse-In-Law: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

  • Stepfamily Finances: Why It's Unique

  • Things I wish My Parents and Stepparents Knew 

  • Becoming Stepfamily Smart

  • How to "Cook" a Stepfamily

  • Kickoff Day 2 with Coach Kim Giles

  • Your Marriage - Priority One

  • Attachment, Loss and Loyalty

  • Pillars of Stepparent Success

  • Panel Discussion
     

Stepfamily Expert Speakers
Ron Deal

Ron is the author of the popular Smart Stepfamily book seriesi a licensed marriage and family therapist and a renowned speaker on the modern stepfamily.

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Laura Petherbridge

Laura  is the author of the Smart Stepmom series.  She serves couples and single adults with topics on relationships, stepfamilies, co-parenting, single parenting, divorce prevention, and divorce recovery.
 

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Steve Petherbridge

Steve Petherbridge is an MBA and retired ordained pastor. He has served as  the Director of Church Finance and Administration for Crown Financial Ministries.  Before going into full time ministry he obtained his MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology,  and worked as a bank Vice-President .

Kim Giles

Kim is a  human behavior expert and writer for KSL.com.   Her unique way of making psychology, mental, emotional, and social health simple and easy through articles, books, podcasts, and programs which have  reached over 4 million people worldwide. 

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Wow, if you're in a stepfamily, or getting ready to create one, this book is invaluable! I HIGHLY recommend reading this BEFORE marrying into a stepfamily because it will shape how you interact with the family from the outset and position you for success.

Blending (Your Stepfamily) the Smart Way