Ron Deal understands the inner workings of the step-family and provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues they face. With a biblical perspective, he helps remarried and soon-to-be-married couples solve the everyday puzzles of step-parenting, learn communication skills with ex-spouses, deal with the common pitfalls and so much more.
Battlefield of the Mind for Teens: Winning the Battle in Your Mind - I am reading this with the intention of having my children read through it, it's fabulous!!! If we want to produce healthy, independent adults, we need to teach them how to have a healthy thought life! What you don't control, controls you!
This article talks about the effects of remarriage on children. It indicates that one-third of Americans consists of stepparents, stepchildren, stepsiblings, or some other members of a stepfamily. According to the article, the number of children living with both biological parents has declined, whereas, the number of children living in a stepfamily has increased. Due to the changes in family structure such as divorce, single-parenting, or remarriage, children’s well-being raises concerns.
John M. Gottman, in the book “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work”, asserts that happy marriages are based upon a “mutual respect for and enjoyment of each other’s company. These couples tend to know each other intimately – they are well versed in each other’s likes, dislikes, personality quirks, hopes, and dreams. They have an abiding regard for each other and express this fondness not just in the big ways but the little ways day in and day out.”