As a remarried/blended family, you undoubtedly face unique challenges that you may not have expected and consequently weren’t prepared to tackle. The level of complexity of a blended family dynamic can be overwhelming. These issues can frustrate your marriage, your parenting and your step-parenting. Fortunately, these challenges are common to blended families and you can learn a great deal from others who are working through them or have overcome them. Mark & Amy Bundgus, RPC’s Blended Family Leaders, are available to help you with training, resources, and encouragement.

Monthly Classes

Mark & Amy Bundgus, RPC’s Blended Family Ministry Leaders, will walk you through a series of sessions designed to help you successfully navigate stepfamily life. You can join the class at any time!

Blended Family Class – Guest speaker Laura Petherbridge

Sun | October 13 | 11:15a | Founders Classical Academy

We have a very special guest joining us via video conference on Sunday, October 13th for the Blended Family Class.

Laura Petherbridge, author (The Smart Step-Mom) and well-known speaker, will be addressing issues such as spiritual growth, relationships, step families, and co-parenting. Don’t worry Step-Dads – she will be talking to you too:).

Space is limited – sign up today.


This is an opportunity to:

• Meet other couples in the process of “blending”
• Learn how to handle challenges unique to stepfamilies
• And share your struggles as well as triumphs!

Upcoming Class Dates:


• August 18, 11:15a attend Fun & Friendship class. This class is full and we look forward to seeing everyone.

• September 8, 11:15a attend a Master Your Money class for Blended Families.

• October 13, 11:15a  join us for a video conference with Blended Expert, Laura Petherbridge

• November 10, 11:15a

Step Family Pre-Marriage Mentoring

Blending is hard. Don’t wait until you say “I do”.  Pre-marriage mentoring sessions are available for couples at no cost. Contact Mark and Amy Bundgus for more information on how to get started.

Visit our Marriage Ministry Event page for more opportunities and events.



The Smart Step-Family – by Ron Deal (Hardback)

The Remarriage Checkup – by Ron Deal (Paperback)

(Note about the Remarriage Checkup: The online Couple Checkup mentioned in the book is the same one referred to on the RPC marriage website. You can get the instructions and use the RPC group code by clicking here.)

“Like” the Facebook page – SmartStepfamilies and join the interesting conversations. Example: “An interesting thought and one worth considering… the God of the universe allowed His one and only Son to be raised by someone who wasn’t His “biological” father.

Ron Deal Video Series: “Step-Families – Bringing the Pieces to Peace” can be found at