Speaking

Laura offers seminars, workshops, and events for various audiences and events. Laura's talks can be done in short periods, like luncheons or conferences, or full events and retreats. To learn more, scroll down or click one of the topics below to view Laura's event offerings:

General      Marriage and Relationships      Stepfamilies      Singles & Single Parents

Spiritual Growth Women's Events & General Audience

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Who's Your Daddy?

I let Jesus save me, but I wouldn't let Him love me for a long, long time. And I didn't even know it.

Lack of trust, wounds from childhood, and a distorted view of God kept Laura on a treadmill of performance. Then, God's lavish love broke through her wall of fear, and the unthinkable happened - she was set free.

Join Laura as she shares how to:

  • Establish your true identity as the Beloved of God
  • Learn how to trust God like never before
  • Refrain from allowing others to determine your worth
  • Find freedom and stop the cycle of poor choices

To find out more information about Who's Your Daddy?, please click here to fill out an inquiry form.

 

Losing My Mind and Loving It!

Are anxious, fearful, and stressful thoughts taking over your life? If you desire to seize negative thoughts and replace them with the peaceful mind of Christ, Laura shares how to:

  • Put the brakes on impulsive words or destructive actions
  • Replace nagging doubt with unshakeable faith
  • Obtain victory over habitual patterns
  • Overcome paralyzing fear with tranquility

To find out more information about Losing My Mind and Loving It!, please click here to fill out an inquiry form.

 

Finding God in the Storms of Life

Death. Divorce. Job Loss. Health Crisis. A Wayward Child. Life is filled with storms

Laura understands, and she hates "Christianese" or preachy responses.

In this profound yet practical event she shares:

  • Why God allows tsunami-like storms
  • What we can learn when the waves get high
  • How to find faith when God seems silent
  • Where to find comfort when friends turn away
  • What to do when God says, "No."

To find out more information about Finding God in the Storms of Life, please click here to fill out an inquiry form.

 

Forgiveness: What It Is and What It Isn't

All of us have someone we need to forgive. Sometimes the journey isn't easy because we have been taught a perverted definition of what it means to forgive. In this session, Laura explores:

  • How to recognize true repentance
  • When forgetting isn't wise
  • Does God forget our sins?
  • The difference between forgiveness and trust
  • Where to find freedom from shame and guilt when we are the offender
  • What happens if we refuse to forgive

To find out more information about Forgiveness: What It Is and What It Isn't, please click here to fill out an inquiry form.

 

Why Can't I Say "No?"

When Indulgence Replaces Love

Are you too nice? Do you fear people will be mad if you say "no?" This liberating workshop reveals why "people pleasing" is occurring at epidemic levels and the practical steps necessary to stop the madness.

Laura explains how to:

  • Recognize and defeat enabling behaviors
  • Discern the difference between a peacemaker and a "peaceaholic."
  • Master the dread or fear when not in control of a situation
  • Prevail over making excuses for the poor choices of others

To find out more information about Why Can't I Say No?, please click here to fill out an inquiry form.

 

Marriage and Relationships

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Marriage Without Masks - Revealing Truth About Relationships

Laura uses her 26 years of experience in divorce recovery ministry to reveal the root reasons why relationships fail. She goes beyond gender differences, communication skills, and financial stress to share 8 marriage myths which cause a relationship collapse.

Designed for anyone including singles, single-again, dating, engaged, and married couples, this event offers a very unique perspective on marriage and relationships.

To find out more information about Marriage Without Masks, please click here to fill out an inquiry form.

 

The Smart Stepmom

After 30 years as a stepmom, Laura reveals how to survive and thrive. Designed for any woman dating, engaged, or married to a man with kids, Laura shares how to:

  • Embrace realistic expectation and dreams for a stepfamily
  • Recognize common causes for isolation and loneliness
  • Respond when Dad feels stuck between his wife and kids
  • Learn co-parenting strategies
  • Take steps that build a bridge with the former wife

To find out more information about The Smart Stepmom, please click here to fill out an inquiry form.

 

Thriving in a Stepfamily - Help and Hope for Remarriage

A remarriage often presents unique situations that don't appear until after the "I Do." This workshop is designed for single parents or anyone who is dating, engaged, or marriage to a person with children. Laura shares how to:

  • Identify and overcome stepfamily complexities
  • Help kids who struggle with a new parent and siblings
  • Co-parent alongside the former spouse
  • Step back when dad won't step up
  • Create strategies that strengthen and unify marriage

To find out more information about Thriving in a Stepfamily, please click here to fill out an inquiry form.

 

Singles & Single Parents

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Help I'm Single - Again!!

For anyone navigating the complex journey back into the single life after marriage, Laura shares how to overcome fear, loneliness, and uncertainty. She tackles the myths surrounding "safe sex" as well as a checklist to help understand if you are ready to date.

To find out more information about Help I'm Single - Again!!, please click here to fill out an inquiry form.

 

Thriving as a Single Parent

Laura provides hope for single parents as she explores how to:

  • Raise healthy, stable children
  • Stop viewing yourself as inferior to two parent homes
  • Maintain a healthy relationships with the other biological parent
  • Pursue a strong faith in God

To find out more information about Thriving as a Single Parent, please click here to fill out an inquiry form.

 

Kids and Divorce

As a child of divorce, Laura understands the complex issues facing kids and parents during and after a divorce. Offering hope and insight, Laura shares:

  • Dos and Don'ts with kids during divorce
  • The normal grieving process for children
  • Ways to minimize your child's trauma and pain
  • Where to find help

To find out more information about Kids and Divorce, please click here to fill out an inquiry form.

 

Stepfamilies in The Bible

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God's Compassion and Understanding for Blended Families

The bible is filled to the brim with blended families, including pillars of the faith such as: Abraham, King David, Jacob and Solomon to name a few. Using biblical stepfamilies as the teaching tool Laura shares:

  • Why stepfamilies face unique situations
  • God's tenderness and comfort for blended families
  • The consequences of parenting out of guilt
  • Tension triggers and how to diffuse them
  • How to strengthen the stepfamily marriage

To find out more information about God's Compassion and Understanding for Blended Families, please click here to fill out an inquiry form.

 

Website Disclaimer

Laura Petherbridge is a life coach, speaker and an author; she is not presenting herself as a professional therapist. She provides no diagnosis, therapy, counseling, treatment or mental care services. No promises regarding the outcome of life or relationships is given or implied. All decisions belong to the client. Those who visit her site, attend her events, or use her services, to the fullest extent permitted by law, release, indemnify, and hold harmless Laura Petherbridge, from any and all claims, obligations, demands, damages, judgments, costs, expense or liabilities of any nature, which may have or may ever have against her, arising out of the programs and services provided by Laura Petherbridge, including, without limitation, all liability with respect to injury, disability, death or loss of damage to personal property.