The holidays can be stressful because they represent a symbol of family belonging. When a stepfamily member feels “outside” of the family circle, the occasion can throw gasoline on an existing flame, and the event can magnify loneliness and discomfort. But there are ways to overcome stepfamily holiday hassles. Friday on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, author and speaker, Laura Petherbridge encourages families to lower their expectations, treat the family with love and compassion, work on the things you can control, let go of the ones you cannot, surround yourself with people you enjoy, and remember the reason for the season.
Friday on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, President and Artistic Director of Revelation Ministries' Torch & Trumpet Theatre Company, Oksana Horton will talk about the upcoming production of The Gospel According to Scrooge, based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. It chronicles the life of tight-fisted, cold-hearted, bah-humbugging Ebenezer Scrooge, whose life is transformed forever by the love of God, conveying the true meaning of Christmas in a way that is both unforgettable and entertaining for the whole family.
Laura Petherbridge serves couples and single adults with topics on spiritual growth, relationships, stepfamilies, co-parenting, single parenting, divorce prevention, and divorce recovery. She is an international speaker and author of four books including, When “I Do” Becomes “I Don’t”—Practical Steps for Healing During Separation and Divorce, and The Smart Stepmom, co-authored with stepfamily expert Ron Deal and endorsed by Gary Chapman (Five Love Languages), 101Tips for The Smart Stepmom—Expert Advice from One Stepmom to Another and Quiet Moments for the Stepmom Soul-a devotional.
Oksana Horton received her education from the Fairmount Center for Creative and Performing Arts in Cleveland Ohio, the Boston Conservatory of Music, the American Music Dramatic Academy (AMDA) and in New York City. She performed in summer stock, Off-Broadway in New York, television and commercials in Los Angeles. Oksana shifted her focus to ministry over 25 years ago in Alaska by using dance to interpret the Gospel. After fifteen years in Seattle, Oksana and her husband, Starr, moved to Florida, where she has no greater joy than finding herself advancing the Kingdom of God and seeing souls saved through the performing arts.
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