The Smart Stepfamily Ron Deal
The Smart Stepfamily
Ron Deal
1. Becoming a Smart Stepfamily 25 MINS
2. STEP Up to Discover a ... 26 MINS
3. STEP Down Your Expectations 24 MINS
4. STEP Through the Wilderness ... 38 MINS
5. Two-STEP Your Marriage 39 MINS
6. Side STEP Common Pitfalls 28 MINS
7. STEP in Line With the Parenting ... 15 MINS
8. STEP Over Into the Promised ... 13 MINS

Libraries:   Parenting, Marriage
Speaker:   Ron Deal
Publisher:   Family Life - 2012
stepfamilies, family life, christian, biblical, values, expectations
When stepfamily life gets tough, remaining dedicated to your commitment is a day-to-day decision.

Ron L. Deal, director of FamilyLife Blended and one of the nation's leading experts on Christian stepfamilies, gives couples keys to building a healthy stepfamily. The eight sessions—ideal for small groups or seminars—offer useable solutions for everyday living, practical tips for raising stepkids, and ways to strengthen the couple's marriage. Deal's personable presentation combines instruction and encouragement that affirms both husbands and wives and their intent to build strong families.  
  The Smart Stepfamily- Participant's Guide
  The Smart Stepfamily- Book
  The Smart Stepfamily- Couple's Set
  The Smart Stepfamily- DVD

Libraries:   Parenting, Marriage
Speaker:   Ron Deal
Publisher:   Family Life - 2012
stepfamilies, family life, christian, biblical, values, expectations
Are You Redeeming the Remarried?

Remarried couples and stepfamilies comprise approximately one-third of American homes, yet rarely do churches have a specific ministry for these families. Traditional marriage and family educational resources prove inadequate to help prevent divorce and strengthen stepfamily homes. But ministry specifically designed for stepfamilies is helping couples beat the odds and break the cycle of divorce while helping churches become relevant to this growing population of families in their community.

Designed for ministry leaders this video seminar addresses:
  • How God uses family life to disciple us
  • The prevalence of stepfamilies in society and church communities
  • How the cycle of marriage, divorce, & re-divorce fuels a post-modern world-view
  • How to overcome barriers to stepfamily ministry
  • Why your current marriage ministry is inadequate for stepfamilies
  • Practical ministry recommendations
  • Effective pre-stepfamily counseling
  • What stepfamilies can teach the church about being the church
1. Ministering to Stepfamilies 55 MINS
Make This Marriage Last a Lifetime?

Not all marriages are created or grown the same. That's why you need marriage enrichment designed specifically for your marriage. And now, results from the largest study of remarriage strengths ever conducted reveal the secrets to a happy remarriage.

In these episodes you will learn what predicts highly satisfying intimate remarriage relationships versus distress and divorce. Dating, engaged, or already married couples can learn what to do to make this relationship last a lifetime and counselors and ministry leaders will gain insights for working with couples.

Topics include:

  • Why remarriages have a 10-25% higher divorce rate than first marriages
  • The number one predictor of happy marriages
  • How to overcome the unique stressors of remarriage and stepfamily living
1. The Remarriage Checkup 52 MINS
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