The Smart Stepfamily Participant's Guide: An 8-Session Guide to a Healthy Stepfamily

The Smart Stepfamily Participant's Guide: An 8-Session Guide to a Healthy Stepfamily

by Ron L. Deal
The Smart Stepfamily Participant's Guide: An 8-Session Guide to a Healthy Stepfamily

The Smart Stepfamily Participant's Guide: An 8-Session Guide to a Healthy Stepfamily

by Ron L. Deal

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Overview

Discover the key steps to building a healthy family with stepfamily expert Ron L. Deal. Now revised and updated, this interactive workbook is guaranteed to help you benefit from The Smart Stepfamily book and DVD. It includes:
· Discussion questions for before and after each DVD session
· Bonus question-and-answer section
· Group leader instructions
· Guidelines for facilitating effective groups

Through eight engaging sessions, you'll learn useable solutions for everyday living and glean valuable insight and practical tips for becoming a smart stepfamily.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764235665
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Edition description: Revised and Updated Edition
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Ron L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is founder of Smart StepfamiliesTM, director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, the author of numerous books on stepfamily living including the bestselling The Smart Stepfamily, and consulting editor for the Smart Stepfamily Series of books. Ron is a licensed marriage and family therapist and popular speaker. He and his wife, Nan, have three sons and live in Little Rock, Arkansas. Find resources at SmartStepfamilies.com.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

HEADED FOR THE PROMISED LAND!
1. Through Wilderness Wanderings
2. Key Stepping-Stones

SEVEN STEPS IN THE JOURNEY
3. Smart Step One: STEP Up!
Discover a redemptive God who loves, forgives, and provides strength and discretion for the journey
4. Smart Step Two: STEP Down
Adjust your expectations and learn how to cook a stepfamily
5. Smart Step Three: Two-Step
Your marriage must be top priority
6. Smart Step Four: STEP in Line (Part 1)
With the parenting team
7. Smart Step Four: STEP in Line (Part 2)
Parent and stepparent roles
8. Smart Step Five: Side STEP
The pitfalls common to stepfamilies
9. Smart Step Six: STEP Through
The wilderness: Overcoming special challenges
10. Smart Step Seven: STEP Over
Into the Promised Land: Stories of those who are making it
11. Smart Questions, Smart Answers

A MESSAGE TO THE CHURCH
12. Ministries to Stepfamilies

Appendix A: Medical Permission to Treat a Minor Child
Resources for Stepfamilies and Churches
Endnotes

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