Living in the Family Blender: 10 Principles of a Successful Blended Family

Living in the Family Blender: 10 Principles of a Successful Blended Family

by Clark Rich Burbidge, Leah Dee Burbidge

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632695055
Publisher: Deep River Books Llc
Publication date: 07/04/2019
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Clark and Leah live in the high mountain valleys of the Rockies where they enjoy their ever-expanding blended family of ten children and six grandchildren. They enjoy travel, hiking, road and mountain biking, and serving in their community and church. Clark received a BS in Finance from the University of Utah and an MBA from the University of Southern California and spent 35 years traveling the world as an investment banker, banker, and Chief Financial Officer. Leah earned an Associate Degree from Ricks College and what arguably could be considered a doctoral-level experience in blended families. Clark and Leah treasure their blended wild ride of 14 years together, firmly believing that any challenge is manageable when you have someone you love to walk beside.Clark and Leah live in the high mountain valleys of the Rockies where they enjoy their ever-expanding blended family of ten children and six grandchildren. They enjoy travel, hiking, road and mountain biking, and serving in their community and church. Clark received a BS in Finance from the University of Utah and an MBA from the University of Southern California and spent 35 years traveling the world as an investment banker, banker, and Chief Financial Officer. Leah earned an Associate Degree from Ricks College and what arguably could be considered a doctoral-level experience in blended families. Clark and Leah treasure their blended wild ride of 14 years together, firmly believing that any challenge is manageable when you have someone you love to walk beside.

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

Acknowledgments 217

Sources 219

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