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Stepfamily Survival Guide

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ISBN-10: 0800759214

ISBN-13: 9780800759216

Edition: 2004

Authors: Natalie Nichols Gillespie, Ron L. Deal

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Statistics tell us that one in three Americans is a member of a stepfamily. Though rarely acknowledged in churches even today, millions of Christians struggle with the obstacles common in divorce and remarriage. A stepmother herself, Natalie Gillespie offers hope and healing to stepfamilies who are striving to achieve harmony in their households. This handbook addresses the painful issues many stepfamilies must work through, including part-time parenting, discipline, issues with former spouses, and intimidating legal battles. The Stepfamily Survival Guide contains practical solutions to common problems and resources beneficial to stepfamilies. The author also shares from her own experience…    
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Revell
Publication date: 9/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Natalie Nichols Gillespie is the author of seven books and the managing editor of mtl magazine.nbsp; In addition, Natalie's articles have appeared in more than two dozen publications including Christian Parenting Today , HomeLife , Charisma , Christianity Today , Spirit-Led Woman , Christian Music Planet , and CCM magazine.nbsp; Natalie is a happily-married mom and stepmom of seven who range in age from 1 to 23 years.

Forewordp. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Introductionp. 13
The Marriage
Blessed Be the Ties That Bind, Even When They Unravelp. 19
Look Both Ways Before Crossing the Thresholdp. 28
The Honeymoon Is Over: Renewing the Romancep. 38
Two-in-One Families: Fitting Everything Inp. 51
The Kids
Dialing Kids Direct: Getting Emotional Long-Distancep. 63
Every Other Weekend and Noon on Christmas: Adjusting to Part-Time Parentingp. 76
Learning to Love When You Don't Even Like: Falling in Love with All the Children in Your Homep. 85
The Divided Highway of Discipline: Who Does It, When, Where, and How?p. 98
New Kids on the Block: Brothers and Sisters, Unite!p. 110
The Former Spouse
Turning Fury into Forgiveness: Divorce Didn't Make Them Go Awayp. 123
Joint Custody, Joint Decisionsp. 133
Upholding Your Standards without Slamming Theirsp. 147
The Authorities
Praying through Panic: When Accusations Flyp. 161
Taking God to Court: Telling the Truth and Minimizing the Damagep. 176
Preserving Children Caught in the Crossfire: Step In, Step Back, or Step Down?p. 186
The Support
Scriptures for Your Stepfamilyp. 195
Building Support: How to Network with Other Stepfamilies and Find Good Resourcesp. 206
Notesp. 219
Bibliographyp. 221
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