Can Stepfamilies Be Done Right?: A Survival Guide for Blended Families

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You want the truth, not a sitcom of illusion. You want authenticity, not just perception. You want to know…Can stepfamilies be done right? Can God really bring beauty from ashes for your "blended" family? "Yes!" say stepmother and stepson, Joann and Seth Webster. In spite of past experience, you can walk with divine confidence, past failures and mixed expectations, to find hope for your future together. Joann and Seth Webster take you where few would ever tread, back into their painful years as a newly blended ...
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Overview


You want the truth, not a sitcom of illusion. You want authenticity, not just perception. You want to know…Can stepfamilies be done right? Can God really bring beauty from ashes for your "blended" family? "Yes!" say stepmother and stepson, Joann and Seth Webster. In spite of past experience, you can walk with divine confidence, past failures and mixed expectations, to find hope for your future together. Joann and Seth Webster take you where few would ever tread, back into their painful years as a newly blended family when life revolved around "The Divorce," the "Other Parents" and the co-dependant behavior of teenaged brother who reenacted destructive roles that felt familiar.

You will also discover what every stepfamily must survive in order to thrive:

  • Choosing the best course for discipline
  • Determining a role for the stepparentIs there an "easy" way to do visitation?
  • Dealing with the "ghosts" in each member's past
  • Living through the three cycles of stepfamily life
  • Adjusting expectations for becoming a "real family"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780884196747
  • Publisher: Charisma Media
  • Publication date: 1/26/2001
  • Pages: 213
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Joann C. Webster, a 1980 summa cum laude graduate of Vanguard University (Southern California College, Costa Mesa, California), has written eighteen books and is a respected speaker on both spiritual and business issues. Seth M. Webster is a full-time manager in a technical support call center for an international Internet corporation and attends school full time at The Art Institute of Dallas. He plans to build his career around multimedia and website design.

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Table of Contents

1 What Is Your Vision? 1
2 Merging Values 32
3 Building Unity 63
4 People Need People 87
5 There Are Holes in All the Doors 123
6 He Called Me "It" 159
7 Survive and Thrive 183
Epilogue: The Way We Are 204
Notes 209
Bibliography 212
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