What if your child’s life-after-divorce could be better than you’ve hoped for? As the post-divorce dust settles, your child’s chances of leading a healthy, successful life are directly linked to how you and your former spouse relate. So instead of listening to statistics and naysayers, join us for a new small group that will help support you in your co-parenting process called “One Heart, Two Homes”.

“One Heart, Two Homes” is a 10-week, one hour and fifteen minute support group designed to provide parents with tools to effectively raise children between two households. Utilizing resources from Co-parenting International, an organization committed to bringing hope to divorced and remarried parents, this workshop is designed to help parents manage the challenges of co-parenting in a positive manner by understanding how actions may affect the child now and in the future.

Come discover real world co-parenting strategies in this ten-week support group. Each of the one hour and fifteen minutes sessions will feature videos and insights from nationally respected professionals, single parents and children of divorced families. The goal of the videos, group discussion and student workbook is to provide parents with the tools to make positive co-parenting accessible to you and your child by:

  • Understanding how today’s actions will affect your child in five, ten, and twenty years;
  • Teaming with your child’s co-parent to develop strategies in the best interest of your child;
  • Helping your child feel at ease in both homes;
  • Increasing your child’s self-esteem while minimizing anxiety;
  • Integrating stepparents into your co-parenting team.

“One Heart, Two Homes” is open to single parents, step parents, extended family members, caregivers, and counselors or teachers who work with parents. We will meet for 10 sessions on Sunday afternoons (2/18/18 - 4/29/18) from 3:30 to 4:45 PM, in Room 217. (The class will not meet on Easter Sunday 4/1).

Registration is required by February 15, is limited to the first 20 registrants, and will be closed once it begins. A basic fee of $5.00 per session is required to cover the cost of the student book and other printed materials. (Scholarships are available upon request to help reduce or eliminate this cost.)

For more information, or to register, please contact Asbury’s Director of Congregational Care and course facilitator, Bill Arnold, MA, MDiv CSA at 610-398-2577 or . Co-facilitator: Rachel Starmer, MACC.

Co-parenting isn’t easy, but take heart, the future can be better and brighter than you’ve ever dared to hope. “One Heart, Two Homes” promises to be life-changing for parents walking the complex path of co-parenting after divorce and in remarriage. With the offered strategies for success, you’ll be better prepared to create an enjoyable childhood and a healthy upbringing that will impact your child for a lifetime. 

 

Update 2/16/18:

We still have a few spots open for our new 10-week co-parenting support group which begins Sunday 2/18. The group will meet on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:45 PM in Room 217 of Asbury Church. If you cannot make the first session but are still interested, please contact Bill Arnold at 610-398-2577 or .