The Smart Stepfamily

The Smart Stepfamily


  • Release: 2014-05-13
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9781441264206
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Discover the Keys to a Healthy Stepfamily Leading stepfamily expert Ron L. Deal reveals the seven fundamental steps to blended family success and provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues you face as a stepfamily. Whether married or soon-to-be-married, you'll discover how to · Solve the everyday puzzles of stepparenting and stepchildren relationships · Communicate effectively with an ex-spouse · Handle stepfamily finances confidently · "Cook" your stepfamily slowly rather than expect an instant blend This revised and expanded edition has updated research and two new chapters with even more real-world advice on topics such as stepsibling relationships and later-life stepfamilies.

The Smart Stepfamily Marriage

The Smart Stepfamily Marriage


  • Release: 2015-05-12
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9781441266330
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Make This Marriage Last a Lifetime Leading blended family authority Ron Deal and marriage and family expert David Olson show you how to build on your relationship strengths and improve your weaknesses. Whether you're dating, engaged, a young stepfamily, or an empty-nest couple, The Smart Stepfamily Marriage gives you the tools you need at any stage to create a remarriage that will last. Each chapter of this book explores one of the key qualities of happy remarriages as identified by research. Like a GPS for your relationship, this book has built-in discussion questions that can help you and your partner discover where you are, where you'd like to be, and how to get there. The online survey gives you a report with personalized results for your relationship. "The Smart Stepfamily Marriage is the road map to a healthy marriage."--Gary D. Chapman, PhD, author, The Five Love Languages and When Sorry Isn't Enough "Remarried or marrying again? This book is loaded with specific, useful ideas for helping your marriage reach its full potential."--Scott Stanley, PhD, author, A Lasting Promise; research professor, University of Denver "This book is a must-read for any remarried couple. It includes the tools needed to create and maintain a wonderful remarriage."--from the foreword by Evelyn Husband Thompson, widow of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband, now remarried to Bill Thompson "The Smart Stepfamily Marriage is the most up-to-date, relevant, complete guide for remarried couples--I know of no other resource like it."--Francesca Adler-Baeder, PhD, professor and director, Center for Children, Youth, and Families, Auburn University; director, National Stepfamily Resource Center "This book will help you thrive in your marriage and beat the odds of divorce. The preventative information is the best I have ever seen, and the practical application covers it all. I have put The Smart Stepfamily Marriage at the top of my resource library for couples who find themselves in t

The Smart Stepfamily

The Smart Stepfamily


  • Release: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: Bethany House
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: 9780764201592
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Each member has their own unique place in a family. Ron Deal explores the myth of the "blended" family offering practical, realistic solutions for stepfamilies.

The Smart Stepfamily Guide to Financial Planning

The Smart Stepfamily Guide to Financial Planning


  • Release: 2019-09-17
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9781493421855
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Money issues are a frequent source of conflict in all marriages. But blended families are a monetary minefield. Debts, bills, and child support payments from previous relationships often influence the finances of a blended family. And planning for college expenses, retirement, and inheritance gets even more complicated in remarriage. These issues can explode couple unity and blow up developing family harmony. However, proper blended family money management can make money an asset to your relationship, not a liability. The authors use over 50 years of combined financial planning and blended family educational experience to help you envision your combined financial future and plan for how you'll get there. You'll discover practical ways to merge your current financial realities and protect your marriage while doing so. Get real-world financial advice specific to unique blended family legal and relational matters so you can provide for your family both now and in the future.

Daily Encouragement for the Smart Stepfamily

Daily Encouragement for the Smart Stepfamily


  • Release: 2018-03-06
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 384 page
  • ISBN: 9781493413676
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Daily Inspiration and Wisdom for Blended Families Got a minute? Then you have time for a daily dose of encouragement and wisdom for your stepfamily journey. These 365 short and sweet thoughts will keep your family blending and bonding throughout the year. Topics include parenting and stepparenting, strengthening your marriage, grief in the stepfamily, bonding with children, co-parenting with exes, practical wisdom for bringing family members together, and inspirational stories to lift your spirits and keep you stepping in the right direction. This book also addresses special days like Mother's Day and holidays. Each daily dose of encouragement includes a prayer for your home. Sharing these readings with your spouse and, when appropriate, kids will spark valuable conversations that strengthen family understanding and closeness.

Building Love Together in Blended Families

Building Love Together in Blended Families


  • Release: 2020-02-04
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 9780802497734
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Create a Loving and Safe Environment for Your Blended Family Blended families face unique challenges, and sadly, good intentions aren’t always enough. With so many complex relationships involved, all the normal rules for family life change, even how you apply something as simple as the five love languages. That’s why Gary Chapman, the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages® andnational expert on stepfamilies, Ron Deal, join together in this book to teach you how the five love languages can help your blended family. They’ll teach you: About the unique dynamics of stepfamilies How to overcome fear and trust issues in marriage How to develop healthy parenting and step-parenting practices How the love languages should—and should not—be applied You’re going to face many challenges, but with the right strategies and smart work, your family can be stronger and healthier together.

The Smart Stepdad

The Smart Stepdad


  • Release: 2011-04-01
  • Publisher: Bethany House
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 9781441214645
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While resources abound for stepmothers, stepfathers are often left to travel a difficult road without clear directions. Ron Deal offers advice for men navigating the stepfamily minefield, including how to connect with stepchildren, being a godly role model, how to discipline, dealing with the biological dad, and keeping the bond strong with one's new spouse. He gives perspective on what the kids are going through and why things don't work the same as in a biological family. The Smart Stepdad provides essential guidelines to help stepfathers not only survive but succeed as both dad and husband.

The Smart Stepmom

The Smart Stepmom


  • Release: 2009-10-01
  • Publisher: Bethany House
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: 1441210997
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The stepmother's role often is ambiguous and underappreciated, and frequently it carries unrealistic expectations. The book answers women's concerns and questions, including: How can I be a caretaker and a key emotional connector in the family if the children don't accept my influence? How shoud I cope with children who are confused about their family and torn between loyalty to their biological mother and me? When should I step back in conflicts and when should I insist that my husband stand up for me? In addition it addresses the spiritual and emotional climate of the home, providing perspective and guidelines to help stepmothers and their families thrive.

Dating and the Single Parent

Dating and the Single Parent


  • Release: 2012-10-01
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9781441271013
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Trustworthy Stepfamily Expert Offers Single Parents a Guide to Dating Single parents who are dating or want to begin a dating relationship wonder, How will dating affect my children and my parenting? They probably have figured out that "dating in a crowd" is complicated. Now they're looking for help. Ron Deal, who has counseled single parents and remarried couples for many years, helps single parents--as well as those who date them--navigate the potential pitfalls involved. He gives perspective on when a relationship may be harmful to the children as well as how it can be a blessing to all. Always at the forefront is the goal of strengthening families. Includes questions for individual or group study.

Preparing to Blend

Preparing to Blend


  • Release: 2021-09-14
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 176 page
  • ISBN: 0764237934
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If you are considering remarriage and want to do everything you can to ensure a happy and fulfilling union, turn to Ron Deal and the Smart Stepfamily series. This is the ideal book for engaged or pre-engaged couples who have at least one child from a previous relationship, offering premarital counsel about how to prepare to blend family relationships, parenting, finances, rituals, and daily routines for your new life together. You will be able to: · become stepfamily smart · predict common issues You and your children will also benefit from exercises designed to accelerate family bonding and help you better understand each other--even plan your wedding with your children in mind--so that you can build a strong future together. If you want to enter a blended family marriage well, Preparing to Blend is just the book for you. Marriage coaches, mentors, and pastors who feel overwhelmed by the complexity of blended family dynamics can use this as their primary premarital counseling tool. Armed with the sister book Preparing for Marriage (for first marriages) and this resource, you'll be prepared to equip every engaged couple for their life together.