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From the 2016 Summit for Stepfamily Ministry, Lisa Anderson offers five things the church must do when it comes to singles. Lamar and Ronnie Tyler tell why they started their website, which promotes positive images of marriage and family in the black community....

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When it comes to the issues of marriage, according to blended family expert Ron Deal, remarried couples sail in a completely different ocean. And navigating the riptides and crosscurrents of that ocean requires purposeful attentiveness to the unique issues of remarriage....

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Jerry and Kate Angelo reflect on the issues that destroyed their first marriages, and the circumstances that brought them to God and to each other to form a blended family of six. Also joining them is FamilyLife's Blended Family Ministry Director, Ron Deal....

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About half of young people drift from God and church after they graduate. Is there anything parents can do to prevent this spiritual slide? From the 2015 Blended and Blessed Summit, Youth expert Kara Powell talks about three phrases parents can implement that are especially helpful in building "stic...

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Seeking advice for your blended family? Then you've come to the right place! Stepmothers Laura Petherbridge, Heather Hetchler and Gayla Grace talk about the challenges they've faced blending a family and becoming effective stepmothers. They offer their very best advice for becoming the best stepmom ...

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Bill Thompson loved his life. Married to his college sweetheart, Margie, since 1977, they had two children and a healthy, happy marriage. In June of 2007, however, Margie died after a 13 year battle with breast cancer. Evelyn Husband, on the other hand, lost her husband, Rick, the commander of the s...

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Terri Clark and her husband, Harvey, successfully blended and reared a family of six children. Terri looks back and recalls the special challenges of blending two households....

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Blending two families in remarriage can be a daunting task. Family therapist Ron Deal talks honestly about the challenges stepfamilies face and gives advice on overcoming some of the most common hurdles of stepfamily life....

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