Create a Loving and Safe Environment for Your Blended Family
Blended families face unique challenges, and sadly, good intentions aren’t always enough. With so many complex relationships involved, all the normal rules for family life change, even how you apply something as simple as the five love languages.
That’s why Gary Chapman, the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages® and national expert on stepfamilies, Ron Deal, join together in this book to teach you how the five love languages can help your blended family.
They'll Teach You
About the unique dynamics of stepfamilies
How to overcome fear and trust issues in marriage
How to develop healthy parenting and step-parenting practices
How the love languages should—and should not—be applied
You’re going to face many challenges, but with the right strategies and smart work, your family can be stronger and healthier together.
In this accessible and game-changing guide, Dr. Gary Chapman and Ron Deal delve into the real issues stepfamilies face but often don't know how to talk about. With a unique approach based on The 5 Love Languages model, they provide a practical and empowering path forward for parents and children alike.
The blended family is a new norm in our culture and world. It involves so many difficult challenges and complexities in the search for ways to promote healthy parenting, love, safety, healing, and structure. Gary Chapman and Ron Deal have written the best book I have read on the subject... Chapter 1 alone is worth the price of the book. Highly recommended.
The blending (pun intended) of these two dynamic teaching concepts into one book is an outstanding tool for anyone in a stepfamily or in a relationship that will lead to a stepfamily!