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Welcome to one of the largest collections of online videos and articles for blended families and pre-stepfamily couples. 

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Articles for Stepfamilies
Stepfamily Living
 ·  Apps for Stepfamilies
 ·  How God Uses Family Life to Disciple Us
 ·  Stepping Up in a Stepfamily
 ·  Don't Go Nuclear!
 ·  How to Cook a Stepfamily
 ·  Soothing Holiday Stresses
 ·  Combining Holiday and Family Traditions
 ·  Six Ways to Avoid Holiday Step-Stress This Christmas
 ·  When the "White Picket Fence" Fades
 ·  Twenty Pro-Active Suggestions for Bridge Building in Blended Families
 ·  Is There Sunken Treasure in Your Home?
 ·  No Apologies Necessary: Building Your Home With Purpose
 ·  Learning to Roll With Change
 ·  Living Arrangements
 ·  Food Fight!
 ·  "Thankful, Thanksgiving Stories"
 ·  New Beginnings
 ·  Working Together
 ·  Playing Together
 ·  Stepfamily Math
 ·  Tradition, Tradition! Creating Christ-Centered Traditions for Your Thanksgiving & Christmas
 ·  Six Steps Forward, Not Looking Back
 ·  Unrealistic Expectation #439: My Life is My Own
 ·  Growing Together
 ·  Counting the Dog Years
 ·  Not for Sale!
 ·  Tightrope
 ·  A Touch of Inspiration Out of the Mouth of Babes
 ·  The Stepfamily Vacation
 ·  11 Survival Tips for the Early Years
 ·  One is Silver, the Other Gold
 ·  Holiday Hope… for Single Parents and Blending Families
 ·  A New Family
 ·  Enduring Disharmony
 ·  Smart Churches, Smart Stepfamilies
 ·  I Choose To Love You
 ·  Weathering Storms in a Stepfamily
 ·  Preserve Your Life -- Hold Your Tongue
 ·  Creating a Family Identity
 ·  Tribute to John Visher, MD
 ·  Play!
 ·  Creating an Enjoyable Stepfamily Holiday
 ·  Foxholes
 ·  Overcoming the Jealousy Monster
 ·  The Blame Game
 ·  Is it Graduation Time?
 ·  Resurrected Pain
 ·  Weddings and the Stepfamily
 ·  A Christmas Remembered
 ·  Flex Your Muscles
 ·  The Dance of Want
 ·  Talking Blended
 ·  A Matter of Perspective
 ·  Christmas Reminders
 ·  A Shot in the Arm
 ·  New Faces in the Frame
 ·  The 5 Biggest Mistakes Stepfamilies Make
 ·  Daily Encouragement for the Smart Stepfamily, 14-day FREE sample
Sharing Hope & Finding Help
Marriage Smarts
Smart Stepmoms
Parenting & Stepparenting
 ·  When Your Child's Other Home is Leading Them Away From Christ
 ·  How to Build a Healthy Relationship With Your Stepchild
 ·  When Your Spouse is Deployed
 ·  Smart Stepparenting
 ·  Parenting Alienated Children
 ·  Accepting My New Spouse as a Parent to My Children
 ·  Winning Your Stepchild
 ·  The Wicked Stepmother--and Other Ridiculous Stepmother Myths
 ·  The Sane Step: Pitfalls to Avoid
 ·  Choose Simplicity
 ·  Parenting: Keeping the End in Mind
 ·  Discpline Strategies: Catch Them Doing Something Right!
 ·  Parenting: Managing Yourself
 ·  Stepfathering Adolescents: It Takes Patience, Flexibility, & Humor
 ·  Discipline Strategies That Work: Talk Less, Act More
 ·  Stepparent Tool Box
 ·  Stepparent Inspiration: Two Little Words
 ·  A Work in Progress
 ·  Seeing God's Answer
 ·  Open Hands, Open Heart
 ·  The Worst Father's Day, The Best Father's Day
 ·  The Effective Step Father
 ·  His Number One Girl
 ·  Unrealistic Expectation #439: My Life is My Own
 ·  Stepparents: Coping with the Weekend
 ·  Erma Bombeck on Stepfathers
 ·  The Name Game
 ·  Paralyzed Parenting & Stepfamilies: When You Don’t Follow Through
 ·  Learning From a Good Stepmom
 ·  Hope for the Struggling Stepparent
 ·  The Parental Unity Rules
 ·  Instilling the Attitude of Gratitude
 ·  Helping Children Cope with Loss: Practice Emotional Coaching
 ·  Bridge Building Tips for Stepparents
 ·  Parental Pitfall: Always Playing Defense
 ·  Stepparenting Smart: Finding Your Place
 ·  What Do We Do Now? When Stepsiblings Have Sex
 ·  A Christmas Remembered
 ·  Stepparenting: The Attachment Difference
 ·  Changing the Rules
 ·  Part-Time Parenting
 ·  When the Going Gets Tough, Click Reboot
 ·  More Precious Than Rubies: Step Father Wisdom
 ·  Stepparenting Teens
 ·  Where's Mom? The Disengaged Biological Parent
 ·  After a Parent Dies: Tips for Stepparents
 ·  Stepparent Encouragement for the Long Journey
 ·  Guide, Guard, and Direct: The Overprotective Parent
 ·  Playing Favorites
 ·  Stepparenting Do's and Don'ts
 ·  Maintaining Touch-points
 ·  Parenting Troubling Emotions
 ·  Between a Rock and a Hard Place
 ·  Step Father, What Do Your Kids Need?
Understanding & Helping the Children
Ex-Spouses, Co-Parenting & Multiple Home Realities
Later-life Stepfamilies
Special Topics
Articles for Single-Parents and Dating/Engaged Couples
Decisions about Marriage
Finding a Mate
Preparing for Success
Wise Dating & Courtship Practices
Ex-Spouses, Co-Parenting & Multiple Home Realities
The Smart Stepfamily Bonus Material & Deleted Chapters (2014 Revised & Expanded edition)
Articles for Educators & Ministry Leaders
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