Almost 42 percent of adults in the U.S. are part of a blended family. FamilyLife understands that our typical marriage resources do little to help people relate to stepparents, stepchildren, or half siblings.  In response to this need, Ron Deal, founder and president of Smart Stepfamilies, has joined our team as the director of Blended Family Ministries.

Ron’s expertise and leadership have already done much to enhance our efforts to help strengthen families.  He’s trained the Weekend to Remember speaker team so they can add help for blended family living into getaway presentations.  We’re also adding 40 new articles to and will eventually create a new Blended Family category.  In addition, we’ve just released Ron’s new book Dating and the Single Parent.  As the Lord allows, there is still much more to come, including a new booklet for kids called Life in a Blender (with a parental discussion guide).

Please pray for our Blended Family Ministries team, and that God will continue to lead us to develop tools and resources relevant to stepfamilies.

Learn more about Smart Stepfamilies here.

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