The idea of blending a family usually stops with the two that fell in love, but there is always much more blending to do after the “I do”. This workshop will define the confusing roles and boundaries of blending families and demonstrate why parents so often struggle with their blending efforts. Couples will develop a shared meaning for their new family, clarify expectations, and learn to build on family strengths. Couples will also develop co-parenting skills across multiple households and learn best practices for parenting together. Couples will leave with a deeper intimate connection to each other.
- Have you discovered that you and your partner have different ways of parenting?
- Is your blended family still living like two separate families?
- Are you experiencing more conflict as a result of blending your family?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then this is the workshop for you and your intimate partner.
- The What & Why of Intimacy & Sexual intimacy
- The Language of Your Love
- How to support your partners language
- Clarifying Realistic Expectations
- Creating a Safe Space for Communication
- Best Practices for Parenting Together
- Building on Family Strengths
- Shared Meaning
- Goal Setting and the Creating a Plan
He currently resides in Durham NC. He has been married to his wife Cynthia for 23 years and they have four grown children and four grandchildren. He has spent 30 years as regional manager and vice president for a school food service company covering operations in Florida and Louisiana.
Mr. Stephens’ passion for public speaking has been longstanding.
He has lent his voice to eager ears all across the country.
He has won numerous awards for his much-loved presentations, and in 2015, Mr. Stephens formed a motivational speaking company called “Raisin’ the Rufe Communications”.
His empowering presentations are always intended to energize the listener toward personal appreciation and active accomplishment.
Listed among his appreciative audiences are the Florida School NutritionAssociation, the Delaware School Nutrition Association, the Collier County Florida Public Schools-Nutrition Services, the S.P. Richards Company of Atlanta GA, Savannah State University, and the Georgia House of Representatives. He is also a proud member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Rufus says: I have spent 23 years as father and stepfather in a blended family. I have been called on to navigate emotional waters that I never anticipated. I have served as protector, encourager, intercessor and peacekeeper for the benefit of my blended family. I have led with my heart and for the most part, I am proud of the current state of my family.
Participants in this workshop will enjoy an atmosphere of fun and laughter. They can expect to connect with kindred spirits that are seeking answers that will enhance their blended families. The workshop will be an interactive learning environment that is results-oriented. Participants will leave the workshop equipped to address blended family issues in a different and more effective fashion.
Meet Your Facilitator
Tri Team Unlimited is the culmination of her many years of learning, work, and experiences that sit squarely on top of raw passion. Through these workshops and other tools, she creates an experience for couples that will deepen their intimacy, enrich their relationships, connect with other likeminded couples, and energize them with new tools. Couples will walk away knowing that real happiness is within their reach and they are reaching in the right direction. Reach out to us, and we will reach back!
According to WikiExpert:The most common reasons for divorce are 1. Lack of commitment 2. Infidelity 3.Conflicts & Arguments
In what year does divorce usually take place?
High: 1-2 years and 5 – 8 yearsAverage: 2-4 years and 15 – 20 yearsLow: 9-15 years
According to Wilkinson & Finkbeiner Family Law Attorneys, those who marry before the age of 18 have a 48% chance of getting divorced and those who marry between the ages of 25-39 have a 60% chance of divorce. People who get married over the age of 25 are 24% less likely to get divorced.