Krista Smith is a volunteer at River of Life Evangelical Church in Elk River Minnesota. She is the Care Group Ministry Director and along with her husband, Jon, they led a DivorceCare group for 8 years and more recently a Step Family group the last 4 years. They are also currently doing Premarital Coaching for couples who are remarrying and blending families. Jon & Krista reside in Big Lake Minnesota and Krista has been a busy mother of 4 teenagers, 2 biological and 2 step children, who are one by one leaving the nest. She is also employed in her family's manufacturing business for the last 26 years. “The Big D” is a stirring of my own personal journey with my own children and comes from a passion to give teens the tools to be able to break the cycle with their own choices.
“I will never forget when my mom came into my room and told me that dad was moving out. I knew they had not been getting along but I never thought he would actually leave. What do I say to my friends?”
“Every day I come home from school and get reminded that my parents are split up I become sick to my stomach. Sometimes I purposely plan things after school just so I don’t have to come home and be reminded of it.” Do you know teens with these questions? Are you left wondering how you can help them?
Divorce changes families but it does not have to destroy them. The Big D offers hope and help to teens and their families. Their parents divorce does not have to define their future. Teens can learn how to process their feelings and hurts and find themselves emotionally healthier.
The Big D is designed to lead teens through the journey of recovery and find hope in the midst of this tragedy. It is filled with many practical high energy activities and hands on tools to help teens process their feelings. The curriculum includes a Biblically based Leaders Guide and an interactive Student Workbook for each attendee. There is also an Activity Guide filled with additional topic related activities to keep your teens engaged. Whether they are currently in the chaos of their situation or it has been years and are living in a blended family, this program is guaranteed to change their lives. We need to reach teens now before they carry these hurts and confusion into their future relationships. It is time to STOP the cycle NOW. We pray you join us in this journey.