Marriage Enrichment for Step Parents

"Our relationship is stronger and tighter. It has changed only for the better with the support from TWOgether Pittsburgh."

- Sean & Christina W., participants

What's This All About?

The Marriage Enrichment for Blended Families program is designed for couples who have children from another relationship as part of their current marriage. This family structure places unique stressors on the marriage and this class is designed to raise awareness about the challenges and provide some simple tools for these marriages.

Is It for Me?

Any couple that entered marriage with a child or children from another relationship should take this class. Whether we call this situation a "blended family", or a "step family", or just "our family", this is a family structure that faces different dynamics from a marriage where all the children are biological. We will focus on the marriage dynamics and the impacts that can result from "yours, mine, and ours."

What Should I Expect?

The program is delivered in a highly interactive adult classroom setting designed to promote discussion and deal with specific issues related to this family structure. There will be a number of different formats that are all designed to allow parents to come together and increase their skills surrounding topics related specifically to their situation. We will discuss The steps of development in a step family, creating a family structure that will work in your setting, as well as solid communication skills to build the marriage into a rich and vibrant source of life and hope inside the home.

Program Formats

At TWOgether Pittsburgh we understand that you may have time constraints, so we've created different program formats to fit your needs. However, we highly recommend taking a multi-week class to benefit the most from this program.

3-Hour Intensive

You will cover a substantial portion of our relationship curriculum in a condensed format during one power packed evening of interactive learning.

6-Hour Intensive

Our full program will be rolled out and shared with you on a Saturday. Group discussions and games will provide personal insights and build your relational skills.

Weekend Intensive

You will meet with other couples on a Friday evening followed by a Saturday session. You will be asked to go on 3 "dates" to practice the skills you learned in the group sessions.

Multi-Week

You will meet with other couples for six educational sessions comprised of skill-building activities, discussion, and reflection.

Schedule

Marriage Enrichment for Step Parents

We are confirming details for new Blended Family classes. For additional information, contact Donna Dobbs: 412-741-8550 x121 or dfdobbs@familyguidance.net