Rescuing Your Most Important Relationships

Book of the Month

Smart Stepfamily, The: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family

by Ron L. Deal
This book provides seven effective, achievable steps toward building a healthy marriage and a workable and peaceful stepfamily. Exploding the myth of achieving a “blended family” the book helps parents recognize the unique personality and place of each family member, honor the families of origin while establishing new traditions, and much more. Practical advice on how to make step situations work in the face of divided loyalties, marital problems, parenting differences, toxic ex-spouses, etc. With the divorce rate at 74% for second marriages with children, there’s obviously unique dynamics in a step family that couples must face along with all the other normal challenges of life and marriage. Explanations on  how to gradually move the step parent into authority at various levels. A great help for couples, parents and families who are trying to blend and create a new bond.

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