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Hey, blended families. We see you. We get it. Blended marriages have their own DNA. Their own complexity; their own issues. And that’s why we’ve created a breakout session just for you. Our topics and tools range from making your spouse a priority to facilitating healthy, unified blended relationships. FamilyLife Blended, led by counselor, author, […]
Strengthening Stepfamilies FamilyLife Blended® provides biblically-based resources that help prevent re-divorce, strengthen stepfamilies, and help break the generational cycle of divorce. Learn More View Events Listen Read Watch Attend Stay Updated Receive our monthly Strengthening Stepfamilies newsletter as well as the occasional email updating you on stepfamily events and resources. Reviews Read More “I just want to say […]
When Dave was growing up his father told him over and over, “You’re a Bondeson and a Christian.” That helped shape his identity. But as a father himself, Dave finds it challenging to translate that into a blended family situation with a step-daughter whose last name is not Bondeson. Show Notes and Resources The Parent’s […]
Establishing an Agreement for Blended Famili...
By Edward and Sharon Douglas When two families come together through remarriage, there is plenty of room for difficulty. Children may react negatively; an ex-spouse may become a problem; the marriage relationship itself may become strained. That’s why it’s important to establish an agreement at the beginning of your marriage. This list of 21 items […]
Blended Free Gift
Enjoy Blended & Blessed again – FREE! Blended & Blessed® is the only one-day live event and livestream just for stepfamily couples, single parents, dating couples with kids, and those who care about blended families. Yes, just one day. Once a year. That doesn’t seem like much, does it? But what if you could view […]
A Very Blended Christmas
A Very Blended Christmas: Unwrapping the Gift of Peace Does co-parenting, coordinating schedules and dinners, and the overall stress that comes with blended family territory at Christmas have you feeling the holiday blues? You aren’t alone. We created our newest e-book, A Very Blended Christmas, to help you find the gift of peace this season. […]
Thriving Blended Family
The Thriving Blended Family Stepfamilies aren’t just “families.” They have their own unique triumphs and joys, as well as challenges and needs. They are a unique type of family, with the redemptive power to break the generational cycle of divorce. Since FamilyLife began over 40 years ago we’ve been putting out biblically-based resources to help […]
About FamilyLife Blended®
About Familylife blended® FamilyLife Blended® provides timeless wisdom and practical help and hope for blended families and those who love them. Join Ron L. Deal, LMFT, LPC as he and his guests discuss a wide variety of marriage, family, and relationship topics related to blended families. Meet Our Host Ron L. Deal, LMFT, LPC Ron Deal […]
January: I Do Every Day January 1 When a “New Year” for Your Marriage Ain’t Lookin’ Good By Janel Breitenstein During our holiday travels (over the river and through the woods, etc., etc.), my daughter remarked how many trees around us were dead. Indeed, they did not look lively. If they were people, their lips […]
Your marriage = worth it. Here’s the Plan. Our sessions are strategically, efficiently constructed with 40+ years of experience in what you need to know. Get the most out of your weekend by attending every one. Sessions and Times Friday View details This is your “Welcome to the weekend!” Our speakers will show you exactly […]
Building Love Together in Grandparenting
Building Love Together in Grandparenting Step-grandparenting involves three generations of family members, and each person involved has needs, desires, and a stake in all the other relationships. This FREE chapter, “Building Love Together in Grandparenting,” taken from Ron Deal’s book, Building Love Together In Blended Families, explores these relationships from multiple perspectives, offering something for […]
Relationships between biological moms and stepmoms can be malicious, competitive, and wounding. But they don't have to be! Listen to Ron Deal's discussion with two women who found healing for their toxic relationship through God's grace, forgiveness, and acceptance that led to a long-term, loving friendship and benefited not only themselves, but also their son and stepson.
Daily Encouragement for the Smart Stepfamily
Daily Encouragement for the Smart Stepfamily Stepfamilies have their own unique triumphs and joys, as well as challenges and needs. They are a unique type of family, with the redemptive power to break the generational cycle of divorce. Since FamilyLife began over 40 years ago we’ve been putting out biblically-based resources to help strengthen marriages […]
Good Parenting in Blended Families: for Parents, Stepparents, and Co-Parents A One-Night Virtual Class Finding parental unity within homes and between homes is challenging for parents, stepparents, and co-parents. One thing that can help is agreeing to the principles of good parenting. Join Ron Deal as he shares effective principles for managing behavior and building […]
Pastors are asking good questions. “Why do we need a ministry to blended family couples when we have a marriage ministry (or family/parent ministry)?” “What exactly do you mean by ‘blended family’ anyway? Does that include adoptive families or biracial couples?” “Doesn’t ministering to divorced and remarried people send the wrong message about divorce and […]
No Weekend to Remember? Don’t give up! You have options. Your marriage doesn’t have to miss out on encouragement and practical help just because you’re unable to attend a Weekend to Remember. Take a look at these two great opportunities for you and your spouse to connect and grow. Need a break from screens? No […]