Blending Families

Blending Families

Even under the best of circumstances, marriage in a blended family is challenging. From parenting to ex-spouses to past hurts, couples face many obstacles.

In Blending Families, eighteen successful stepfamilies will show you how they’ve learned to overcome. Whether you’ve been married for years or just preparing for the journey, Blending Families is the essential resource to help you breakthrough and have a successful family that will thrive for years to come.

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Blending Families
  • Beginning to Blend

    Even under the best of circumstances, marriage in a blended family is challenging. No matter where you are in your journey as a blended family, this session will show you the importance of trust, navigating your children through the transition, bonding as a new family, and learning how to establi...

  • Overcoming Day One Dynamics

    Blended families have particular dynamics that set up serious challenges that almost always surface immediately. These dynamics of unresolved issues can feel overwhelming, especially to those who go into the relationship unequipped or unprepared. In this session, learn how to navigate through the...

  • Dealing with Damaged Emotions

    All marriages have to deal with pain and baggage from past hurts and relationships, but blended families usually have an even greater degree of stress and tension to deal with. In this session, you will learn how to heal from past hurts and pains. It’s not about your past. It’s about your future ...

  • Kids Part 1: Parenting and Discipline

    For blended families to work, parents have to learn to accept stepchildren as their own, and children must respect and obey both parents. A positive stepparent relationship is essential to the success of the family and household. Learn how to connect with your stepchildren, love them the same as ...

  • Kids Part 2: Inter-relational Issues

    Joint custody arrangements can be exhausting, especially after a bitter breakup. There’s nothing about this type of co-parenting that is easy or ideal, but the key is to focus entirely on the needs of the children and keep their well-being at the center of every decision. In this session, learn h...

  • In-Home Blended Family Dynamics

    Traditional families have the luxury of starting out together and getting used to each other as the family grows. Blended families have to re-learn how to navigate issues of personal space, sleeping arrangements, and family rules and traditions. In this session, you will learn the importance of e...

  • Extended Family Relationships

  • Special Blended Family Challenges

    Most blended couples agree that life would be much easier if the courts were not so intimately involved in their lives or finances, but unfortunately, that’s not the case for most stepfamilies. Parents have an obligation to care for their kids and sometimes the state has to help make sure they do...