Building Love Together in Blended Families

Building Love Together in Blended Families
The 5 Love Languages and Becoming Stepfamily Smart

by Gary Chapman,Ron L Deal

  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 2020-02-04
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 080249773X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Preparing to Blend

Preparing to Blend
The Couple's Guide to Becoming a Smart Stepfamily

by Ron L. Deal

  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 2021-09-14
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1493433555
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Smart Stepfamily Marriage

The Smart Stepfamily Marriage
Keys to Success in the Blended Family

by Ron L. Deal,David H. Olson

  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 2015-05-12
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 144126633X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 this beautiful and yet challenging world of remarriage."--Jim Burns, PhD, president, HomeWord, author of Creating an Intimate Marriage, Confident Parenting, and The Purity Code "Remarriages have unique challenges and different relational needs than first marriages. Based on a national study of 50,000 couples, this book is a wonderful resource for remarriage couples. Take the online Couple Checkup and get a report about your relationship, read the book, and build a relationship that lasts!"--Dr. Gary Smalley, author of The DNA of Relationships "You want a marriage that lasts forever, right? Blended family couples can beat the odds--this book will tell you how."--Dr. Dennis Rainey, president of FamilyLife, author of Stepping Up

Life Lessons and Love Languages

Life Lessons and Love Languages
The Unexpected Journey of Dr. Gary Chapman

by Gary Chapman

  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 2021-04-06
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0802499791
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Get to know the man behind the 5 Love Languages®. You just might discover yourself along the way. Many people are familiar with Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages®. Millions have been transformed by this New York Times bestselling book. But as influential as Gary has been, the surprising thing is . . . he’s just a regular guy, not much different than you and me. And in the mirror of his life, you might discover your own story, too. In Life Lessons and Love Languages, you’ll look behind the curtain for a glimpse of Gary’s life, from his upbringing in Small Town, USA to becoming a bestselling author and international speaker. What makes him tick may surprise you! In Gary’s story, you’ll discover five great influences that shaped his, and most of our lives: home, education, marriage, children, and vocation. Even if you don’t experience each influence yourself, you’ll benefit from seeing how these pillars of human society work together to form productive individuals. Getting to know Gary will be a lot of fun. But getting to know yourself and how the world works is a gift that this small-town kid doesn’t want you to miss.

Thriving in Love and Money

Thriving in Love and Money
5 Game-Changing Insights about Your Relationship, Your Money, and Yourself

by Shaunti Feldhahn,Jeff Feldhahn

  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 2020-03-03
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1493423029
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over 90 percent of couples experience some level of tension around money. In fact, money issues are the number one stressor in relationships. So many books try to fix the surface problems, such as how to budget and what to prioritize when it comes to finances, but the issues go much deeper than just a simple spreadsheet. How do men and women view money differently? What do most couples fight about? How can they get on the same page? What questions should men/women ask their significant others before marriage? There are emotional and spiritual components to finances that most couples ignore. How can you agree on a budget if you disagree with each other on the basic purpose of money? Thriving in Love and Money is based on original research Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn have conducted to get to the heart of these issues. And just as they did with their bestselling books For Women Only and For Men Only, they will use this research to provide the answers and insights you need to break the tension and provide the unity you're looking for. Let this book deepen your understanding of each other, leading to clear communication, peace as a couple, and better financial decision-making. Also available: video curriculum and workbook.

Grace-Filled Stepparenting

Grace-Filled Stepparenting
Help and Hope for This Unique and Loving Role

by Laurie Short

  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release : 2021-05-04
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0736982353
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stepparenting Is Hard…but It Can Also Be Richly Rewarding Stepparenting can sometimes feel like an overwhelming and thankless challenge. Loving and caring for children who aren’t biologically yours means having to earn trust, establish authority, and often put your own needs aside in favor of your stepchild’s well-being or a birth parent’s wishes. But here’s the good news: With some expert guidance and God’s help, you can have tremendous influence in your stepchild’s life and grow in your faith along the way. Seasoned stepmom Laurie Polich Short understands and empathizes with the difficult job you face. Drawing on extensive research, biblical teaching, and her own real-life experience (including an insightful chapter cowritten with her stepson, Jordan), Laurie provides practical and spiritual advice to help you fully embrace and succeed in your role as stepparent. Whether you are about to become a stepparent or are further along on your journey, this compassionate and insightful resource offers the hope, help, and encouragement you’ve been looking for.

31 Days to Great Sex

31 Days to Great Sex
Love. Friendship. Fun.

by Sheila Wray Gregoire

  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2020-07-14
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0310358353
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This practical book provides 31 days of challenges to help you and your spouse talk, flirt, and explore all three levels of sexual intimacy--physical, emotional, and spiritual--so you both can experience the best sex ever. Sex is incredibly important in a marriage, yet many things can throw it off course. Whether you are engaged and afraid you won't be able to light the spark, are newlyweds who haven't started off well, or have been married five, ten, twenty-five years, or more and you'd like to recapture the spark you once had, this book is for you! The challenges aim to spice up the bedroom while guiding you through all three levels of sexual intimacy. As you go through these challenges with lots of laughter and enjoyment, sex will stop being a source of tension and become something fun that brings you together, just the way God intended. The challenges slowly build on each other to help you: Turn sex into something positive Understand each other's sexual drives Debunk Hollywood myths and expectations about sex Hit the reset button on your sex life Make little changes that have big rewards Try new things--and spice things up And keep the momentum going! You're meant to have an abundant marriage--so don't settle for mediocre. Start your 31-day journey today!

Living and Loving Each Day

Living and Loving Each Day
Success in a Blended Family

by Henry Janzen,Susan C. (Susan Colleen) Janzen

  • Publisher : Spotted Cow Press
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN : 0973101296
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Happily Remarried

Happily Remarried
*Making Decisions Together *Blending Families Successfully* Building a Love That Will Last

by David Frisbie,Lisa Frisbie

  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release : 2005-08-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0736933069
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Nearly 60 percent of remarriages end in divorce." What can people do to beat the odds? David and Lisa Frisbie share the fruits of more than 20 years of speaking, teaching, and counseling. Having talked to hundreds of couples, the authors use many real-life examples and speak with hope and humor about the challenges. They point to four key strategies to help bring long-term unity: forgive everyone, including yourself regard remarriage as permanent and irreversible use conflict to get better acquainted form a spiritual connection centered on serving God With further step-by-step marriage-saving advice about forming a new family unit and helpful discussion questions, "Happily Remarried "makes a great how-to recipe for a successful, happy remarriage.

Intentional Relationships For Singles

Intentional Relationships For Singles
A Book

by Dan Houk,Kris Swiatocho

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-01-29
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Intentional Relationships for Singles is a 12-week Bible study designed to help individuals get healthier through personal growth in all their relationships including God, family, friends, work, and church with the goal of preparing for marriage. TOPICS DISCUSSED - Your Identity in Christ - Gender Roles - Understanding the Opposite Sex - Blind Spots - Boundaries - Conflict Resolution - Forgiveness - Reconciliation - Friendships - Intentional Friendship(TM) - Intentional Dating - Engagement - Plus self/group reflection questions, Online Leaders Resources and Videos. "Kris and Dan have walked the ups and downs of singleness, friendship and dating - and lived to tell about it. Lucky for us, we get to learn from their victories and mistakes. Their immensely practical book is full of advice, strategies and personal, real-world examples that will empower you to pursue personal and relational health - and most importantly, to trust Godin the process." - Lisa Anderson, Director of Boundless.org/Focus on the Family and author of The Dating Manifesto "Every 'us' requires intentionality. Lots of purposeful intentionality before and during dating, and then again before and after the wedding. This guide will help you do just that." - Ron Deal, President of SmartStepfamilies.com and bestselling author of Dating and the Single Parent and Building Love Together in Blended Families (with Dr. Gary Chapman); smartstepfamilies.com "In a world where relationships are lost and have become a dying art too often replaced by cell phones and social media, Kris Swiatocho and Dan Houk have hit a home run. Intention takes time, perseverance, and prayer. Relationships don't flourish without intention. Kudos on bringing practical tips and life application to the millions of singles who desire true and authentic relationships." - Jennifer Maggio, Chief Executive Officer, The Life of a Single Mom Ministries; thelifeofasinglemom.com "Wow! What a powerful book of information and strategy for building intentional, authentic relationships! This book is so fresh, reads well, and is one of the sharpest, laser-focused tools I have ever read to help single adults build God-honoring relationships that last. Without hesitation, I recommend this book to single adults and to those leaders who work closely with single adults. Dan and Kris do a masterful job in sharing their life experiences that only brings greater authority to the content of this book. You gotta get it! You won't be disappointed." - Joseph Northcut, Director of Church Resources, ChurchInitiative.org (creator of DivorceCare.org and GriefShare.org) For more information, to order in bulk to save or to bring Kris and Dan to your city, go to www.IntentionalRelationshipSolutions.org

Blended Families

Blended Families
Creating Harmony as You Build a New Home Life

by Maxine Marsolini

  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 2000-01-10
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781575678788
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When re-married couples bring their families together, they face unique challenges. Somehow, they must bring unity out of diversity. Maxine Marsolini points to biblical solutions to the conflict commonly found in divorce and remarriage situations. 'Growth and Application' questions make this an excellent resource for small groups or Christian counseling.

The School Counseling and School Social Work Treatment Planner, with DSM-5 Updates, 2nd Edition

The School Counseling and School Social Work Treatment Planner, with DSM-5 Updates, 2nd Edition
A Book

by Sarah Edison Knapp,Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr.,Catherine L. Dimmitt

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2014-12-12
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1119064090
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This timesaving resource features: Treatment plan components for 33 behaviorally based presentingproblems Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, andinterventions—plus space to record your own treatment planoptions A step-by-step guide to writing treatment plans that meet therequirements of most accrediting bodies, insurance companies, andthird-party payors Includes Evidence-Based Practice Interventions asrequired by many public funding sources and private insurers PracticePlanners® THE BESTSELLINGTREATMENT PLANNING SYSTEM FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS The School Counseling and School Social Work TreatmentPlanner, Second Edition provides all the elements necessary toquickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy thedemands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, andstate and federal agencies. New edition features empirically supported, evidence-basedtreatment interventions including coverage of disruptive classroombehaviors, reinforcing student success, bullying, peer conflict,and school violence Organized around 33 behaviorally based presenting problems intreating students who experience social and emotional difficulties,including social maladjustment, learning difficulties, depression,substance abuse, family instability, and others Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, andinterventions—plus space to record your own treatment planoptions Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plancomponents by behavioral problem Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to therequirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agenciesincluding CARF, The Joint Commission (TJC), COA, and the NCQA Additional resources in thePracticePlanners® series: Documentation Sourcebooks provide the forms and records thatmental health??professionals need to??efficiently run theirpractice. Homework Planners feature behaviorally based, ready-to-useassignments to speed treatment and keep clients engaged betweensessions. For more information on ourPracticePlanners®, including our full lineof Treatment Planners, visit us on the Web at:www.wiley.com/practiceplanners

The Secrets of Happy Families

The Secrets of Happy Families
Eight Keys to Building a Lifetime of Connection and Contentment

by Scott Haltzman

  • Publisher : John Wiley and Sons
  • Release : 2009-06-08
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 9780470444832
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proven ways to create a more loving family Research proves that happy families are good for health, longevity, peace of mind, productivity, and success. In The Secrets of Happy Families, Scott Haltzman offers an original approach to building family contentment that works for families of all ethnicities and make-ups–two-parent, single-parent, blended, childless, or same-sex couple. He provides a "positive psychology" way of solving family problems through strategy and leadership, including knowing and accepting who you are, taking a leadership role in loving and united relationships, building a network of support in extended families and communities, and making quality time for fun, adventures, holidays, and rituals.

Books That Change Lives

Books That Change Lives
Recommended Reading Lists for Christian Readers

by Parable Group, The

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005-07
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN : 9780977056507
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Christian Library of Lancaster Collection.

Raising Children in Blended Families

Raising Children in Blended Families
Helpful Insights, Expert Opinions, and True Stories

by Maxine Marsolini

  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN : 0825497515
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A realistic and forthright resource, this practical guide for parents of blended families helps adults understand their children's feelings and cope with arising difficulties.

Building a Blended Family

Building a Blended Family
A Guide to Strengthening Stepfamily Relationships, the True Story of One Family's Challenge

by Phil Collins

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005-09
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781933290706
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Here is the real life true story of a family facing the trials, tribulations and victories of building a blended family. This book serves as a guideline explaining the dos and don'ts on how to effectively build a blended family.Building a strong blended family is a process which requires, love, forgiveness, understanding, patience, and commitment. It takes time and doesn't happen overnight, however through Christ, the study of God's Word, strong family units and values can be built on solid foundations designed to weather any storm.

Yours, Mine and Hours

Yours, Mine and Hours
Relationship Skills for Blended Families

by John Penton,Shona Welsh

  • Publisher : John Penton and Shona Welsh
  • Release : 2007-01-29
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9781419661433
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Yours, Mine and Hours: Relationship Skills for Blended Families is a valuable guide to maintaining a strong partnership and happy family when children from previous relationships are involved.

Love in the Blended Family

Love in the Blended Family
Step-families : a Package Deal

by Angela Clubb

  • Publisher : Hci
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A guide to step-family life offers advice on learning to develop more honesty, love, and trust, solve misinterpretations, stumbling blocks, and challenges, and deal with in-laws, grandparents, and friends

Becoming One Family

Becoming One Family
Bringing Blended Families Together

by Steve Houpe,Donna Houpe

  • Publisher : Harrison House Publishers
  • Release : 2009-02-15
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 1577949307
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Blended families have become almost a norm in America today and they present big challenges. Steve and Donna Houpe survived these challenges of making two families come together. They answer the tough questions with the love and hope families need.

Building Good Families in a Changing World

Building Good Families in a Changing World
A Book

by Elisabeth J. Porter

  • Publisher : Melbourne University
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book attempts something apparently unusual in sociology: a discussion of the family in the context of traditional ideas of the good, virtue and morality. The book is timely, because family relationships are in distress, and it offers an analysis and proposes possibly helpful solutions.