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.


Sundays | Sept 27 – Nov 15 | 9:15a – 10:15a | via Zoom

Whether dating or married with stepchildren, a step mom or step dad, we can help. “The Smart Stepfamily,” by Ron Deal, is eight video-driven sessions that offer useable solutions for everyday living, practical tips for raising step kids, and ways to strengthen your marriage. Meet other “blending” couples, learn how to handle unique stepfamily challenges, and share your struggles and triumphs!


Small Group

New Blended Family small group is forming soon! This will be an opportunity to “do life together” with other couples and families who are experiencing or have experienced the challenges of complex families. If you’re interested in more information and potentially joining this group, please let us know by emailing

This is your ALL Access Pass for the Blended and Blessed Seminar, available until May 1, 2021, from Family Life.  Check it out to hear from Ron Deal, Gary Chapman and learn about Love Languages, Laura Petherbridge, Gil and Brenda Stewart as well as many other experts on Blended Families.   To access, click this link and log-in as with a password of Blended123.  Please feel free to enjoy the content.


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 (Paperback)

The Smart Step-Family Guide to Financial Planning – by Ron Deal (Paperback)

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