As the divorce rate hovers around 50% these days, blended families are becoming increasingly more common in our friendships, churches, and even our own extended families. How do we best minister to these blended families? Do we really even understand how blended families often function or what they need most? Coming from both counseling and theological perspectives, we will uncover practical ways to better understand the specific needs as well as how to streamline communication and care in ministry to those in blended families.
Chrissy Binion is the minister to youth and children at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Grover, NC. She is also a licensed professional counselor associate (LPCA) at CareNet Counseling in Marion, NC (through Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center). Chrissy graduated from the dual master’s program at Gardner-Webb University in 2018 with an MA/EdS in Mental Health Counseling and a Master of Divinity. She hopes to make a difference in this world by helping others in any way she can. In her free time she enjoys spending time bargain hunting, taking walks with her black lab, Cornbread, grabbing a coffee, or going for a run or hike.