Discipline that connects with your child’s heart
Jim & Lynne Jackson
What kids learn when they are disciplined will last a lifetime. But well-intentioned parents miss their kids’ hearts during discipline. It happens all the time. Instead of building the wisdom and respect they hope for, parents inadvertently build discouragement and resentment, which drives their kids to misbehave more. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
HIS NEEDS/HER NEEDS: Our Different Needs and Natures
Ron & Anne Mainse
In this workshop we will identify the 4 Deepest Needs we all share… needs that cannot be met by a spouse but only by God. Then we will consider the Top 3 Needs of a Husband and the Top 3 Needs of a Wife, and how each spouse can lovingly respond to those needs.
Marriage mentoring Part I
Brad & Sylvia Thompson
Marriage Mentoring is the single best tool to grow strong marriages generation after generation. After the three hour training (you need to sign up for this topic in all three elective slots) you will be grounded in the concepts of mentoring and fully trained to be a marriage mentor and start a marriage mentoring initiative in your church. For more info on the conversation-based mentoring strategy you will be trained in, you can check out marriagementoringinitiative.com.
Media. Faith. Culture. Parents 101
Growing up, you didn’t have the Internet, your friends didn’t cut themselves and text messaging wasn’t even on the radar. How can we help guide our children to live Godly lives amidst this kind of cultural climate?
Brett Ullman discusses, from a parent’s perspective, sensitive topics affecting today’s young people including cutting, suicide, substance abuse, sex and violence. Bringing hope and an awareness to today’s parents, Brett sheds light on how with increased knowledge of youth trends, adults can be more discerning in their parenting strategies and better able to anticipate the needs of their children as they navigate the often challenging waters of adolescence.
Stepfamily Marriage, Take Two
Mike & Karen Woodard
Lights, camera, action… your marriage, Season two. A new leading lady or man, but the scenes don’t seem quite right. Do you want help writing a new script? Come and explore some simple, but refreshing strategies for making a marriage that will become a smash for years to come.
Twice as Tight
Kendall & Tamara Schmitke
In this workshop, the Schmitkes will share their heart for adoption and touch on themes like building confidence in your adopted child, integrating with your bio kids, the importance of unity in the decision to adopt, how to speak about your child’s bio family and more.