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Blended Families an Anthology
     

Blended Families an Anthology

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by Valarie Coleman, Kevin Wayne Johnson (Contribution by)
 

With divorce, single-parent households and family crises on the rise, many people are experiencing the tumultuous dynamics of blended or stepfamilies.
•The disillusioned ex can create a vortex of strife in a new relationship.
•Amicable encounters can be limited and cumbersome.
•Vacations, visitations, discipline and even routine daily tasks

Overview

With divorce, single-parent households and family crises on the rise, many people are experiencing the tumultuous dynamics of blended or stepfamilies.
•The disillusioned ex can create a vortex of strife in a new relationship.
•Amicable encounters can be limited and cumbersome.
•Vacations, visitations, discipline and even routine daily tasks become strongholds.
•Developing a relationship with a child that sees you as the enemy is like trying to run uphill during an avalanche.

Blended Families: An Anthology is composed of personal essays from various perspectives including parents, children and other family members. The book expresses the anxiety and fulfillment of people in stepfamilies and concludes with snippets of lessons learned that are humorous, anecdotal and inspirational.

Contributions from a licensed family therapist and certified financial planner provide in-depth analysis and understanding into stepfamily issues. Topics including behavior patterns, coping mechanisms and the impact on wills, insurance and child support are discussed.

Learn biblical principles and practical tools to successfully blend your family. Contributors include award-winning Christian authors, Kevin Wayne Johnson, Vanessa Miller and Dr. Vivi Monroe Congress. Edited by Valerie L. Coleman, Blended Families An Anthology ministers to the needs of those hurting and crying out for answers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978606602
Publisher:
Pen Of The Writer
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Valerie L. Coleman, author, speaker, literary manager, has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and an MBA. Mother of five, she resides in Dayton, Ohio with her husband.

Her first book, Blended Families: An Anthology, ministers to the unique demands of step families. Her second compilation, Tainted Mirror: An Anthology, will address the power of positive thinking. Coleman has been selected for inclusion in Chicken Soup for the Stepfamily Soul and she writes the Blended Families column for Keeping Family First, an online magazine.

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Blended Families an Anthology 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Valerie Coleman has edited and compiled this anthology of heart warming and heart breaking stories. Each story illustrates in a unique way the complexities of making blended families work successfully. Each author or contributor has provided practical pointers which represent every aspect of blended families. Award winning Christian authors reinforce the importance of the book through their contributions and strengthen and augment the principles shared by the other contributors. I was deeply moved by Vanessa Miller¿s fictional account of the Biblical story of Hannah¿s prayer for a child. I appreciated Kevin Wayne Johnson¿s challenge to a commitment to fatherhood. Dr. Vivi Monroe Congress presented an excellent working definition of blended families, illustrations from Biblical families, and a summary of God¿s design for the family. Coleman provided a first-rate write up of the case study done by Dr. Brenda Mc Kinney, M. S., L. S. W., high lighting the idiosyncrasies and innuendos that reflect relationship dynamics in the blended family setting. ¿Blended Families¿ provides Biblical principles and practical examples to explore as you prepare for or are already positioned in a single parenting or blended family relationship. Money issues, custody issues, and extended family relationships are all important concerns covered in this comprehensive, well organized anthology. This anthology is a valuable resource, with a Christian emphasis, for anyone contemplating becoming a part of a blended family or already deeply involved in the process of working out these complex relationships. Coleman¿s work is moving, practical, well articulated, and heart warming.