Blended family issues impact the vast majority of Americans. Yet, even so, society often sidesteps the topic, while literature leaves a bleak landscape nearly void of practical advice from those who have lived in the trenches.
With over 68 combined years of direct blended family experience, including 14 years with their own family of 10 children, authors Clark and Leah Burbidge are uniquely qualified to fill this void. Their combined 'Autobiographical/How-To' guidebook weaves a humorous, tender, uplifting, and critically insightful fabric of 10 foundational principles upon which any family may confidently build. Every blended family can have happier, more fulfilling lives where disruption, disorientation, and contention are replaced by teamwork, progress, and overcoming-oriented achievement.
Living in the Family Blender provides practical guidance upon which any family may build better relationships and a life filled with joy and purpose. Join them on their personal journey and discover glorious possibilities in your own family.
|Publisher:||Deep River Books Llc|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)|
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Table of Contents
Foreword: The Broken Family? 13
Introduction: The Family Blender 17
Chapter I Everyone Lives in a Blended Family 23
Chapter II Principle #1: No Surprises 39
Chapter III Principle #2: It Starts Now 53
Chapter IV Principle #3: The Foundational Characteristic 69
Chapter V Principle #4: Real Love vs. Counterfeits 85
Chapter VI Principle #5: Bio-Compasses 99
Chapter VII Principle #6: Time Travel 117
Chapter VIII Principle #7: The Pedestal 135
Chapter IX Principle #8: The Family Cornerstone 149
Chapter X Principle #9: Listening to Understand 173
Chapter XI Principle #10: We Love to Laugh 185
Chapter XII Why the Principles Matter: Surviving Storms and Tragedy 201
Chapter XIII The Successful Blended Family 209