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

Practical Solutions to the Issues Stepfamilies Face

The Smart Stepfamily Participant's Guide
provides discussion questions to use before and after watching the DVD, space to take notes, and bonus reading material. Includes leader instructions and guidelines for facilitating effective groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441264213
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/13/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Ron L. Deal is founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, Director of FamilyLife Blended™, the author of The Smart Stepdad and Dating and the Single Parent, and coauthor of The Smart Stepmom and The Remarriage Checkup. Ron is a licensed marriage and family therapist who frequently appears in the national media, including FamilyLife Today, Focus on the Family, and The 700 Club. Ron and his wife, Nan, and their sons live in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn more at RonDeal.org.
Ron L. Deal is a marriage and family author, speaker, and therapist (www.rondeal.org). He is founder of Smart Stepfamilies™(www.smartstepfamilies.com), Director of FamilyLife Blended™ (a division of FamilyLife®) (www.familylifeblended.com), and is the author/coauthor of numerous books including The Smart Stepfamily Marriage, The Smart Stepmom, The Smart Stepdad, Dating and the Single Parent, and the bestselling The Smart Stepfamily. In addition, he is the Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series and has published over a dozen videos and study resources, and hundreds of magazine and online articles. His work has been quoted/referenced by many news outlets such as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Ron's books, conference events, social media presence, online resources, and one-minute radio feature FamilyLife Blended (heard daily on hundreds of stations nationwide and online) make him the leading voice on blended families in the U.S.. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist who frequently appears in the national media, including FamilyLife Today and Focus on the Family, and he conducts marriage and family seminars around the country and internationally. He and his wife, Nan, have three boys.

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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