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The Smart Step-Mom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive!

Ron DealLaura Petherbridge

The Smart Step-Mom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive!

Ron DealLaura Petherbridge

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Vital Help for Women Navigating the Stepmom Role

^^The stepmother's role often is ambiguous and under appreciated, and frequently it carries unrealistic expectations. This book answers women's concerns and questions, including:

  • How can I be a caretaker and a key emotional connector in the family if the children don't accept my influence?

  • How should I cope with children who are confused about their family and torn between loyalty to their biological mother and me?

  • When should I step back in conflicts and when should I insist that my husband stand up for me?
In addition it addresses the spiritual and emotional climate of the home, providing perspective and guidelines to help stepmothers and their families thrive.

- Publisher Ron L. Deal is the founder of Successful Stepfamilies, which empowers stepfamilies toward healthy living and equips churches to minister to their unique needs. Ron is a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed professional counselor who frequently appears in national media, including Focus on the Family, HomeWord, Reality Talks, and FamilyLife Today. He speaks at conferences including the National Stepfamily Conference and the American Association of Christian Counselors World Conference. Ron and his wife, Nan, and their sons live in Amarillo, Texas.Laura Petherbridge is an international speaker and author of When "I Do" Becomes "I Don't": Practical Steps for Healing During Separation and Divorce. She has been featured on FamilyLife Today, HomeWord, and the Crown Financial Ministries' radio broadcast. Laura is featured on the DivorceCare video series, used by over 12,000 churches worldwide and has taught on divorce recovery at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. Laura and her husband, Steve, reside in Lady Lake, Florida.

- Publisher

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About "The Smart Step-Mom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive!"

Vital Help for Women Navigating the Stepmom Role

^^The stepmother's role often is ambiguous and under appreciated, and frequently it carries unrealistic expectations. This book answers women's concerns and questions, including:

  • How can I be a caretaker and a key emotional connector in the family if the children don't accept my influence?

  • How should I cope with children who are confused about their family and torn between loyalty to their biological mother and me?

  • When should I step back in conflicts and when should I insist that my husband stand up for me?
In addition it addresses the spiritual and emotional climate of the home, providing perspective and guidelines to help stepmothers and their families thrive.
- Publisher

Ron L. Deal is the founder of Successful Stepfamilies, which empowers stepfamilies toward healthy living and equips churches to minister to their unique needs. Ron is a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed professional counselor who frequently appears in national media, including Focus on the Family, HomeWord, Reality Talks, and FamilyLife Today. He speaks at conferences including the National Stepfamily Conference and the American Association of Christian Counselors World Conference. Ron and his wife, Nan, and their sons live in Amarillo, Texas.Laura Petherbridge is an international speaker and author of When "I Do" Becomes "I Don't": Practical Steps for Healing During Separation and Divorce. She has been featured on FamilyLife Today, HomeWord, and the Crown Financial Ministries' radio broadcast. Laura is featured on the DivorceCare video series, used by over 12,000 churches worldwide and has taught on divorce recovery at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. Laura and her husband, Steve, reside in Lady Lake, Florida.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Ron Deal

Ron L. Deal is Founder and President of As For Me And My House Ministries, LLC and Successful Stepfamilies, an organization that empowers stepfamilies for healthy living and equips churches to minister to the unique needs of stepfamilies. He is author of the book The Smart Stepfamily: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family and The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive and creator/presenter of the Building A Successful Stepfamily seminar. Currently Ron is serving as Stepfamily Educational Consultant to Focus on the Family. Ron is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a member of the Stepfamily Association.

Laura Petherbridge

Laura Petherbridge serves couples and single adults with topics on spiritual growth, relationships, marriage enhancement, and divorce recovery.

She is an international speaker and author of, When "I Do" Becomes "I Don't" - Practical Steps for Healing During Separation and Divorce, endorsed by Billy Graham's daughter Gigi, Multi-Dove Award winner Kim Hill, and Dr. Archibald Hart, senior professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Laura is a featured expert on the DivorceCare video series, used by over 12,000 churches worldwide. She has taught on divorce recovery at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando and functioned as a Stephen's Ministry instructor

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 290699
  • Product Code 9780764207020
  • ISBN 0764207024
  • EAN 9780764207020
  • Pages 272
  • Department General Books
  • Category Parenting
  • Sub-Category Special Needs Parenting
  • Publisher Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication Date Oct 2009
  • Sales Rank #53686
  • Dimensions 212 x 139 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.322kg

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