While most sessions at Smart Marriages will help in your work
with Stepfamilies - i.e, the skills-based and parenting curricula,
workshops on violence, substance abuse, money, infidelity, sex - those listed
below are specifically targeted or especially helpful for work with remarried, stepfamily couples.

These workshops & Keynotes will be recorded live at the
14th Annual 2010 Smart Marriages Conference and will be available on
DVD, CD or MP3 at 800-241-7785 or at

Audio: CD or MP3/Ipod downloads $15.95 each.
Video DVDs are available of all Keynote sessions
- $29.95

Training Institutes highly intensive, skills-focused - will not be recorded.  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

109 Two Days - Wednesday & Thursday, July 7 & 8 (not recorded)
Stepping Together in Stepfamilies

903 Two Day - Monday & Tuesday, July 12 & 13 (not recorded)
Mastering the Mysteries of Stepfamilies (MMS)
Nancy Landrum, MA

Qualify to teach couples how to build and maintain successful, satisfying stepfamilies.
Combine Mastering the Mysteries of Love (MML) skills with critical stepfamily information
in an easy-to-teach program. Open to all - educators, clinicians, clergy, the public.

$100 spouse discount. Click for more information:http://www.smartmarriages.com/MMS.html


The Couple Checkup
Peter Larson, PhD, Ron Deal, MMFT
Add this research-based online assessment to
improve premarital (dating, engaged, cohabiting),
married, or remarried programs. Free Discussion
Guides, Leader’s Guide & Group Reports.
ThriveSphere – TOOB
Sherod Miller, PhD
Learn to facilitate this comprehensive cost-effective,
web-based inventory for premarital and marital
self/partner/relationship awareness. Part 2 training
online at your convenience. Usually $85, here it’s FREE.
Smart Steps for Stepfamilies – TOOB
Francesca Adler-Baeder, PhD
Learn key strategies to supplement any marriage
education program or create a stand-alone class
for stepcouples and children. Information for work
with ethnic minorities.

1-2-3 Magic
Tom Phelan, PhD
Teach parents easy-to-follow steps for disciplining
kids ages 2-12 without arguing, yelling or spanking
and when – and how – silence can speak louder
than words.
Healing From Upsets
Susan Heitler, PhD
Just as physical wounds need cleansing to prevent
infection, effective couple healing strategies cleanse
emotional wounds to ease hurt feelings, anger and
resentment – and also to prevent repeat episodes.
Money Habitudes: The Last Taboo – TOOB
Syble Solomon, MEd
A unique card deck gives instant, life-changing
insights into attitudes about money. Teach groups,
use with individuals, couples, youth, or add to any
marriage program.
Heart Rhythm Practice
Dan McMannis, MEd, Jana Staton, PhD
Teach couples a new way to reduce stress, heal
old wounds, increase trust, optimism and connection
by synchronizing heart, body & brain in a positive,
energetic state. Experiential.

Love Without Hurt
Steven Stosny, PhD
Learn how to use this approach in marriage education
settings to help overcome entrenched resentment, anger,
verbal and emotional abuse BEFORE you try to teach
communication skills.
Stepfamily 911: Crisis Intervention – TOOB
Carri Taylor, Gordon Taylor, MA
First marriages and remarriages are as different as
apples and oranges. Use the right paradigm and tools
& you can calm even the hottest issues (parenting,
money, boundaries) and avert disaster.
Active Parenting Makes Strong Marriages – TOOB
Michael Popkin, PhD, Merrilie Rackham, MS, CFLE
Parenting stresses marriage. Learn how to add effective,
easy-to-teach parenting education to your marriage
classes to bring couples in the door.

Genograms – TOOB
Rita DeMaria, PhD
Easy-to-use tools explore family patterns (cut-offs,
legacies, addictions, etc) that influence relationships
plus 5 exercises to strengthen love and commitment.

IMAGO Dialogue
Harville Hendrix PhD, Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD
Structured dialogue, the very core of the powerful
Imago model, helps couples learn to switch from
monologue to dialogue and from judgment to
curiosity and affirmation to make important
new love connections. Experiential.
Family Wellness: Skills for Fragile Families
George Doub, MDiv, Erin Simile, MS
Teach skills to at-risk families – never-married,
teen, single parent, stepfamily, military, those
with abuse – to handle extraordinary challenges
and move toward greater stability.
Reprogramming Your Relationship
Terry Hargrave, PhD
The best change is built on accurate insights
combined with skills and practice. Help couples
see into their past plus give them step-by-step
practices targeted at both cognitive and
behavioral change.
Sherod’s Squares
Sherod Miller, PhD
Get to the heart of a relationship in two minutes
with this powerful, engaging non-verbal technique.
Use in classes or clinical settings for uncannily
accurate assessment and intervention.
Mastering the Mysteries of Stepfamilies
Nancy Landrum, MPsy
Use tools like The Nails game, True/False Quiz,
the Stepfamily House, Stumbling & Building Blocks
Guidelines to help stepcouples learn how to manage
the challenges over which they have control.

Mars and Venus: Grief and Loss
John Gray, PhD
The loss of a loved one – partner, parent, child
– can be the most challenging experience of a
lifetime. While loss is inevitable, suffering is not.
Learn strategies to help Mars & Venus (they
grieve differently) recover.
Successful Stepfamilies – TOOB
Ron Deal, MMFT
This 8-sesssion, DVD & faith based program
teaches specific skills to target stepfamily
challenges identified in research for The
Remarriage Checkup.
Parenting From the Heart
Dan McMannis, MEd
Teach parents simple methods to activate their
heart-brain connection and help foster bonding
and attachment, manage stress, improve learning,
and restore energy and optimism.

Forgiveness for Real
Terry Hargrave, PhD
Genuine forgiveness must begin by healing
the pain caused by violations of trust and
love. A clear-cut approach illustrated with
case examples includes tools for dealing
with cutoffs, lying, betrayal, and affairs.
Children of Divorce: The Tough Truth – TOOB
Carri and Gordon Taylor, MA, MFT
Take an in-depth look at the children of divorce
and their families, at the multi-generational impact
of divorce and learn how the extended family can
be empowered as a tool of healing.
Beating the Odds: Successful Remarriage
Barry McCarthy, PhD
The good news is that remarried couples can improve
their odds. Examine strategies and techniques which
predict successful remarriage and identify common
traps and how to avoid them. 
ScreamFree Parenting – TOOB
Hal Runkel, MS, Neil McNerney, MEd
Learn to stay calm and connected to your
children and how you can do the same in
all your relationships. ScreamFree is Bowen
family-systems theory applied to today’s families.
Crazy About You: Scorched-Earth Love
Steven Stosny, PhD
Jealousy is a crucial emotional "signal." But when
perverted through blame and control, it can cause
psychosis, misery and divorce. Discover the road
to understanding and healing.
The PeopleMap
Mike Lillibridge, PhD
This self-scoring, 7-item, 5-min tool is 95% accurate
in measuring 4 personality types. Learn how to
strengthen your marriage based on maps of
your personality strengths & styles.
Remarriage Prep: The Second Time Around – TOOB
Carri and Gordon Taylor, MA, MFT
Learn how to identify your non-negotiables –
often overlooked in courtship – and the ten key
steps to the development of intimacy & trust,
both crucial to the success of any remarriage.

Active Parenting of Teens – TOOB
Michael Popkin, PhD, MEd
Parenting teens can stress any marriage. This
video-based communication/discipline program
empowers parents to help their teens (and their
marriage) not only survive – but thrive! New 3rd
Staying Present
Karen Sherman, PhD
Is your relationship in trouble because of old baggage?
Learn tricks to stop reacting to old injuries – often
unconsciously – and to live and love in the present. 


The sessions below were recorded live at the
13th Annual 2009 Smart Marriages Conference and are available on

DVD, CD or MP3 at 800-241-7785 or at

Audio: CD or MP3/Ipod downloads $15.95 each.
Video DVDs are available of all Keynote sessions
- $29.95

The Stepfamily Journey: Not for Wimps
Elizabeth Einstein, MA
Learn to provide couples with a trail map to master
stepfamily developmental tasks. Understand emotional
baggage, bonding, loyalty, and discipline.

Aging and Dying Alone: Family Fragmentation in America
Elizabeth Marquardt, MDiv
Widespread divorce, remarriage, and re-divorce predict
an era of uncertain obligation, conflicted care-giving, and
complicated grief for adults who are dealing with the aging
of divorced parents and stepparents.
Couples: The Strongest Link
Joe Hernandez, PhD, Michele Hernandez, MA
The best tools from decades of Family Wellness work with at-risk
families, applied to helping couples feed their romance, be playful,
and get the most out of marriage & family life.

Parenting Grandchildren
Carri and Gordon Taylor, MA, MFT
Six million kids are being raised by grandparents. Teach
couples how to realign roles, lifestyles, finances, and retirement
expectations and enjoy their marriages while raising incredible kids.

Try To See It My Way
B. Janet Hibbs, PhD
Fairness is the key to a happy, lasting marriage. Help
couples solve the ancient question of “what’s fair?” in 21st
century marriage, with insights from neurobiology and relationship

709 Teenage Stepkids
Elizabeth Einstein, MA
Stepfamily adjustment is hardest for teens – and their parents!
Learn to work with their developmental double binds of
autonomy and bonding – all liberally sprinkled with hormones.

Children of Divorce: Change Your Odds!
Beverly Rodgers, PhD, Tom Rodgers, PhD
According to research, children of divorce are less likely to
marry, and if and when they do, face higher divorce rates.
Learn important steps to change the odds.

The sessions below were recorded live at the
12th Annual 2008 Smart Marriages Conference and are available
on CD or MP3 at 800-241-7785 or at


Children in the Middle – TOOB
Don Gordon, PhD
Use this award-winning online divorce education program to
maximize community divorce prevention efforts. Plus how
to recruit parents in failing marriages and form partnerships
with pastors, schools, physicians.

Couples: The Strongest Link
George Doub, MDiv, Ana Morante, MFT
The best tools from decades of Family Wellness work with at-risk
families, applied to helping couples feed their romance, be playful,
and get the most out of marriage & family life.

The Challenge of Getting it Right
Barry McCarthy, PhD
Whether it's the first or a subsequent marriage, it takes
more than luck, love or finding your soulmate to get it right.
Help newlyweds master the crucial tasks of the first years of
marriage – or, remarriage.

When Parents Hurt
Joshua Coleman, PhD
It’s hard to be happy, or happily married, when you're feeling
unloved/unappreciated by your adult children. Help parents
learn how to improve communication, manage conflict, and
rebuild family intimacy.

Surviving Your Adolescents: 13 - 18 Year Olds
Tom Phelan, PhD
There are times you must keep quiet as they push
toward independence and times you must take charge.
This step-by-step approach will help end the hassles.
Single parents & stepparents also welcome.

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