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Building a Family With Yours, Mine, and Ours

Millions of people have been impacted by unsuccessful relationships. Single-parent homes and blended families may be more common than ever, but that doesn’t mean the fallout is easy. Moving on after a marriage ends is incredibly tough, and blending two families together introduces a whole new set of challenges. However, it’s entirely possible for your family to thrive following this kind of transition. Here are some great resources from the experts.

But I'm Not a Wicked Stepmother!

Most little girls grow up dreaming of being a mom, but hardly any of them dream of becoming a stepmom. Nevertheless, approximately one million new stepfamilies are created every year.

It's no secret, being a stepmother can be a living nightmare. But it can also be an enriching and rewarding experience--one that God can use to strengthen you, helping you survive and even thrive in the toughest job you never asked for.

Smart Stepfamilies

Offers FREE articles and online support for stepparents and the blended family marriage, guidance for blended family problems or planning a blended family wedding. Become a smart stepfamily with practical book and video resources.

Blended Family Meetings

Family meetings can be helpful in the process of blending your families and when arguments break out. Here are great guidelines family meetings.

Don't Lose Your Child's Heart - Parenting Conflicts With an Ex

We have a great relationship, but ever since his father remarried, his stepmom has started putting these thoughts in his head about me.

Winning the Heart of Your Stepchild

"I've got the love to give. Now how can I get my stepchild to accept it?" Does that question sound familiar? Whether you are presently a stepparent, a dating single parent, or in the courtship stage before marriage, the challenge of blending families is one of the most difficulty you will ever face. Winning the Heart of Your Stepchild is a hands-on guidebook for today's men and women who face the special challenge of blending families.

The Smart 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

Encouraging Verses for Discouraged Stepmothers

For those times when you need an uplifting word from God himself to get through the day, this quick view of verses will encourage you to keep up the good work. Hang it in your closet or keep a copy in your purse for that next discouraging moment.

Divorce Care

DivorceCare is a divorce recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce.

Co-Parenting Works!

What if your child’s “life-after-divorce” could be better than you’ve hoped for? As the post-divorce dust settles, your child’s chances of leading a healthy, successful life are directly linked to how you and your former spouse relate. So instead of listening to statistics, read this book to discover real world co-parenting strategies from author, counselor, and co-parent Tammy Daughtry.

FamilyLife Blended

FamilyLife Blended provides resources that help prevent re-divorce, strengthen stepfamilies, and help break the generational cycle of divorce.

Blending A Family

Blending A Family Ministry exists to help people blend their families after a second marriage. You'll find help information for step-mom, step-dad, and step-children; and how to better relate within the new blended family environment.

CoParenting International

Coparenting International is an organization committed to bringing HOPE to divorced and remarried parents, to educators and gatekeepers, as well as to counselors, coaches and churches.

Help and Hope for Stepfamilies (Part 1 of 2)

Counselor Ron Deal describes some of the unique challenges facing step-families and provides encouragement and practical advice to couples in a remarriage relationship.

Loving Your Stepkids

Sometimes you have to start by doing what's right and good by your stepkids (even when you don't initially like them).

Home Word - Helping Families Succeed

At HomeWord, we believe in STRONG MARRIAGES, CONFIDENT PARENTS, and EMPOWERED KIDS.We exist to strengthen and equip parents, couples and families.

The Blended Marriage

Bringing two families together in matrimony can be joyful, and yet chaotic, too. In The Blended Marriage, find out how keeping Christ at the center of your relationship will help you navigate the unexpected twists and turns of remarriage. You will learn to rely on God's strength and wisdom to recognize God's role in bringing you and your spouse together and his plan for your marriage, and discover the importance of making faith in God's grace key in your life.

Becoming a Successful Blended Family

As a recently remarried stepparent, what can I do to make the transition to blended family life as smooth as possible for all concerned?

  • Life is full of surprises, challenges and questions – and sometimes we all need help finding answers. Are you struggling in your marriage? Is your son or daughter involved in activities that have you worried? Or maybe you’re facing an unexpected pregnancy or navigating conflict with your aging parents. Whether you’re in the midst of a major crisis or simply a perplexing situation, we have compiled resources that can point you in the right direction. And remember – we’re constantly updating our content, so check back frequently for the latest and greatest resources.

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