The Blended Marriage Focus On The Family Marriage Series

Author: Focus on the Family
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441227350
Size: 56.93 MB
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The Blended Marriage Focus On The Family Marriage Series from the Author: Focus on the Family. Can You Maintain Unity in Your Blended Relationship? Bringing two families together in matrimony can be joyful, and yet chaotic, too. In The Blended Marriage, find out how keeping Christ at the center of your relationship will help you navigate the unexpected twists and turns of remarriage. You will learn to rely on God's strength and wisdom to recognize God's role in bringing you and your spouse together and his plan for your marriage, and discover the importance of making faith in God's grace key in your life. This study contains four sessions, each with four main components: Tilling the Ground Planting the Seed Watering the Hope Harvesting the Fruit All new relationships face hurdles, but with Christ at the helm, you can rise above challenges in your beautifully blended marriage. "We often hear that the institution of marriage is suffering. But there is good news, too! By submitting their relationships to God and seeking out the right resources, married couples can know what it means to truly thrive. That's what Focus on the Family's Marriage Series is all about. Whether you're in a small group, a mentoring relationship, or you just want to study as a couple, this series can transform your marriage for the better."--Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family "Marriage is an amazing adventure--filled with excitement, joy, and challenges. Focus on the Family's Marriage Series examines God's gift of marriage in all of its wonderful dimensions. I consider it a privilege to be involved with this important set of relationship-strengthening resources."--Dr. Greg Smalley, Vice President, Family Ministries, Focus on the Family

The Smart Stepfamily Marriage

Author: Ron L. Deal
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 144126633X
Size: 65.98 MB
Format: PDF
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The Smart Stepfamily Marriage from the Author: Ron L. Deal. Make This Marriage Last a Lifetime Leading blended family authority Ron Deal and marriage and family expert David Olson show you how to build on your relationship strengths and improve your weaknesses. Whether you're dating, engaged, a young stepfamily, or an empty-nest couple, The Smart Stepfamily Marriage gives you the tools you need at any stage to create a remarriage that will last. Each chapter of this book explores one of the key qualities of happy remarriages as identified by research. Like a GPS for your relationship, this book has built-in discussion questions that can help you and your partner discover where you are, where you'd like to be, and how to get there. The online survey gives you a report with personalized results for your relationship. "The Smart Stepfamily Marriage is the road map to a healthy marriage."--Gary D. Chapman, PhD, author, The Five Love Languages and When Sorry Isn't Enough "Remarried or marrying again? This book is loaded with specific, useful ideas for helping your marriage reach its full potential."--Scott Stanley, PhD, author, A Lasting Promise; research professor, University of Denver "This book is a must-read for any remarried couple. It includes the tools needed to create and maintain a wonderful remarriage."--from the foreword by Evelyn Husband Thompson, widow of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband, now remarried to Bill Thompson "The Smart Stepfamily Marriage is the most up-to-date, relevant, complete guide for remarried couples--I know of no other resource like it."--Francesca Adler-Baeder, PhD, professor and director, Center for Children, Youth, and Families, Auburn University; director, National Stepfamily Resource Center "This book will help you thrive in your marriage and beat the odds of divorce. The preventative information is the best I have ever seen, and the practical application covers it all. I have put The Smart Stepfamily Marriage at the top of my resource library for couples who find themselves in this beautiful and yet challenging world of remarriage."--Jim Burns, PhD, president, HomeWord, author of Creating an Intimate Marriage, Confident Parenting, and The Purity Code "Remarriages have unique challenges and different relational needs than first marriages. Based on a national study of 50,000 couples, this book is a wonderful resource for remarriage couples. Take the online Couple Checkup and get a report about your relationship, read the book, and build a relationship that lasts!"--Dr. Gary Smalley, author of The DNA of Relationships "You want a marriage that lasts forever, right? Blended family couples can beat the odds--this book will tell you how."--Dr. Dennis Rainey, president of FamilyLife, author of Stepping Up

The Smart Stepfamily

Author: Ron L. Deal
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441264205
Size: 32.63 MB
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The Smart Stepfamily from the Author: Ron L. Deal. Discover the Keys to a Healthy Stepfamily Leading stepfamily expert Ron L. Deal reveals the seven fundamental steps to blended family success and provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues you face as a stepfamily. Whether married or soon-to-be-married, you'll discover how to · Solve the everyday puzzles of stepparenting and stepchildren relationships · Communicate effectively with an ex-spouse · Handle stepfamily finances confidently · "Cook" your stepfamily slowly rather than expect an instant blend This revised and expanded edition has updated research and two new chapters with even more real-world advice on topics such as stepsibling relationships and later-life stepfamilies.

Encyclopedia Of Religious Controversies In The United States 2nd Edition 2 Volumes

Author: Bill J Leonard
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598848682
Size: 78.60 MB
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Encyclopedia Of Religious Controversies In The United States 2nd Edition 2 Volumes from the Author: Bill J Leonard. This book provides a thorough introduction to historical and contemporary issues in American religion, tackling controversial hot-button topics such as abortion, Intelligent Design, and Scientology. • Approximately 500 entries written by more than 60 contributors • Primary documents that provide firsthand accounts of issues and events

The Marriage And Family Experience Intimate Relationships In A Changing Society

Author: Bryan Strong
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305856341
Size: 30.35 MB
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The Marriage And Family Experience Intimate Relationships In A Changing Society from the Author: Bryan Strong. THE MARRIAGE & FAMILY EXPERIENCE: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY brings together all elements of the course -- including intimate relationships, family policy, and family issues. Striking a balance between an academic and more functional approach, the authors draw from research to present a sound sociological and family studies base enhanced by perspectives from anthropology, history, psychology, journalism, literature, economics, and gender studies. The book explores recent research on topics such as adoptive parenting, the transgender experience, childbearing patterns, gay and lesbian families, communication and conflict resolution, the influence of popular culture, and working families. Real-life examples and a focus on self-assessment and reflection make the book accessible and encourage students to think and act for themselves. The thirteenth edition retains a progressive approach to diversity yet remains rooted in a positive, pro-family perspective. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Author: Steve Biddulph
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641141125
Size: 42.37 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Jungen from the Author: Steve Biddulph. Vom Autor des Weltbestsellers "Das Geheimnis glücklicher Kinder" Der australische Familientherapeut Steve Biddulph plädiert für ein neues Verständnis von Jungen: Sie gehen mit Leistungsdruck anders um als Mädchen und geraten häufiger in Schwierigkeiten. Biddulph zeigt Eltern, was in ihren Söhnen wirklich vorgeht, und erläutert, wie sie zu glücklichen und selbstbewussten Männern heranwachsen. «Ein Buch, von dem sich Erwachsene wünschen, ihre Eltern hätten es gelesen.» TZ, München

Stepping In Stepping Out

Author: Joshua M. Gold
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119246547
Size: 12.34 MB
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Stepping In Stepping Out from the Author: Joshua M. Gold. This much-needed resource offers insight into building and maintaining satisfying and successful stepfamily relationships. As the number of stepfamilies continues to increase, counselors and other mental health professionals are likely to encounter clients seeking help in navigating these often complicated relationships. In this book, Dr. Gold emphasizes the principles and practices of narrative therapy as a means to address key concerns within the family system, reauthor dominant social myths surrounding stepfamily life, and create realistic treatment plans that are inclusive of all members of the family. Detailing the inherent strengths and challenges of the stepfamily experience, he provides an in-depth examination of the roles of each member in a blended family, including stepfathers and stepmothers, ex-spouses, grandparents, and children. This book is an excellent guide to thoughtful, practical, and empirically validated interventions for helping stepfamilies thrive. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website.

Society In Focus

Author: William E. Thompson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442255986
Size: 65.82 MB
Format: PDF
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Society In Focus from the Author: William E. Thompson. Examining the role of mass media and information technology in contemporary society, Society In Focus, Eighth Edition, emphasizes the increasing diversity and globalization of societies everywhere. It is designed to help students think clearly and critically about sociological issues, concepts, and methods. Questioning is at the heart of this approach, and as students read this book they are encouraged to become part of the sociological enterprise—rather than remain passive observers. Every element of the text is designed to challenge students to evaluate social issues and, guided by the sociological imagination, to clearly formulate their own positions. By asking questions that demand sociological and creative thought, students are reminded that their conclusions and decisions, as well as their non-decisions and inaction, may have important social consequences. New to this edition: • New coauthor Mica Thompson, an experienced teacher of introduction to sociology, brings a fresh new perspective as well as a wide array of different life experiences to this edition of Society in Focus. • An expanded critical analysis in Chapter 1 introduces all forms of media and technology, and every chapter examines an aspect of their powerful social influence. • Chapters 9, 16, and 17 have been updated to include the most recent worldwide financial and economic developments, to help explain globalization and cultural diversity. • Expanded application of feminist theory in every chapter to help students recognize the importance of gender diversity and the contributions of that theoretical perspective in sociology. • Updated and brand new boxes throughout encourage students to take a closer look at society and selected social issues. This book is accompanied by a learning package designed to enhance the experience of both instructors and students: Instructor’s Manual.* For each chapter in the text, this valuable resource provides a lecture outline, student learning objectives, key terms with definitions, discussion questions, and web resources. Test Bank.* The Test Bank includes multiple choice questions marked with difficulty and skill levels and referenced by section. The true-false, fill-in-the-blank, matching, and essay questions are all referenced by section. PowerPoint® Presentation.* The PowerPoint® slides provide lecture outlines as well as the tables, maps, and figures from the text. Learning Management System (LMS) Cartridge. Available for most learning management systems, this cartridge contains the test questions and Companion Website material that accompany Society in Focus: An Introduction to Sociology, Eighth Edition. This cartridge allows for better integration of the materials with your course and makes it easy for student test results and graded assignments to flow into instructor gradebooks. *The Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, PowerPoint® Presentation, and the Learning Management System Cartridge are available to adopters for download. Please contact to gain access. Enhanced eText. The Enhanced eText allows students to access their textbook anytime and anywhere they want. The eText for Society in Focus: An Introduction to Sociology, Eighth Edition, features direct links to flash cards, self-quizzes, and additional activities designed to enhance the concepts in each chapter. The Enhanced eText can be purchased at or any other retailer of online texts. Companion Website. Accompanying the text is an open-access Companion Website designed to reinforce the main topics. For each chapter, flash cards, self-quizzes, and additional activities help students master the information they learn in the classroom. Students can access the Companion Website from their computer or mobile device at Respondus 4.0©. Respondus 4.0© is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to the most popular learning management systems. Exams can be created offline or moved from one LMS to another. Respondus LE is available for free and can be used to automate the process of creating print tests. Respondus 3.5, available for purchase or via a school site license, prepares tests to be uploaded to an LMS. Click here: to submit your request. Respondus StudyMate©. Respondus StudyMate© helps students master the basics of course material through learning activities, self-assessments, and games. A dozen activities – such as flash cards, crosswords and quizzes – engage students with course content in an individualized way. Students can access StudyMate activities using computers, smartphones and tablets. StudyMate also integrates seamlessly with the most popular learning management systems.

Marriages And Families

Author: Karen Seccombe
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534558819
Size: 67.49 MB
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Marriages And Families from the Author: Karen Seccombe. In this fresh, more structural, alternative to other texts for the marriage and family course, Seccombe and Warner provide a comprehensive look at close relationships and the family in just 15 chapters. Examining close relationships and families by placing them in social context, the authors offer a unique emphasis on the structural and relational aspects of the family with a focus on family resilience. The text weaves together a macro view – social structural analysis of close relationships- with the macro – an individualist view.The authors demonstrate the interaction of theory and methodology in family studies in Chapter 2 and blend cutting-edge research and practical applications throughout. Among the highlights of this first edition are the exceptionally thorough exploration of the topics of singlehood and cohabitation in Chapter 7 and the unique six-chapter core (8-13) that focuses on all aspects of parenthood and the challenges and crises that families face today. The authors' emphasis on family resilience and how families can be strengthened is reflected in the "Constructing Strong Families" boxes that appear throughout the text. These features encourage students to apply groundbreaking research on what makes a family strong to their own families and in the concluding chapter, "Looking Ahead: Helping Families Flourish," which examines the factors that successful families –regardless of ethnicity, culture, or social class—consistently exhibit.