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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Healthy Stepparenting #12: Seek Out Stepfamily Support

Happy Valentine's Day!

Don't forget to do something special for your spouse and children today!

With just a few more posts on what we can do to help adjust to our stepparenting role, I want to mention stepfamily support.

My husband, Randy, and I just returned from a conference, Building a Successful Stepfamily by Ron Deal. It was a wonderful conference with a lot of great information. Ron is a licensed counselor and has been working with stepfamilies for over 20 years. He has written several books that are excellent resources for stepparents that can be found on his website, along with a ton of other resources. I highly recommend his conferences and other materials.

There are other websites and magazines that can be helpful for stepfamilies. Here are a few I suggest:

InStep Ministries: a nonprofit organization that provides practical, Biblical resources, support and counsel to single, divorced and remarried individuals and their families.

Restored and Remarried: offers an encouraging seminar on remarriage and the stepfamily adventure.

Opportunities Unlimited: offers presentation on "Designing Dynamic Stepfamilies: Bringing the Pieces to Peace."

Don't go the journey alone. There are a lot of great materials to tap in to for help on your stepfamily journey.



At February 14, 2010 at 8:12 PM , Anonymous Blending Families said...

These are great resources. Support! Support! Support! You cannot do it alone. Thanks!


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