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Today Is National Step Family Day

Today is National Stepfamily Day. September 16

Happy National Stepfamily Day to all you Blending, Blended or Stepfamilies.

VIEW this Stepfamily Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co9AnETNiMA

My wife, Cindy, and I are a Stepfamily along with 6 children and 12 grandchildren that we share together. Cindy and I are now pursuing the challenges that step-families face, desiring to live out God’s plan as our two families blend together.

Stepfamiles are people who have intentionally chosen to love their spouses biological children and family relatives.

30% of all marriages each year are to remarriages
1300 new stepfamilies are forming every day
40% of couples with children are step-couples
75% of those divorced remarry
60% will divorce
80% can do well with support
100 million people in the US have a step-relationship of some kind.

CLICK HERE to Visit Stepfamilies at James Cruise Ministries http://www.jamescruise.com/step-family

75% of stepfamilies complain of “not having access to resources as a stepfamily”

Ministries for Step, Blended & Blending Families
James Cruise Ministries http://www.jamescruise.com http://www.jamescruise.wordpress.com http://www.facebook.com/jamescruiseministries
FamilyLife Blended http://www.familylifeblended.com
FamilyLife http://www.familylife.com
Smart Stepfamilies http://www.smartstepfamilies.com
In Step Ministries http://www.instepministries.com
Designing Dynamic Stepfamilies http://www.designingdynamicstepfamilies.com
Focus on the Family http://www.focusonthefamily.com
National Stepfamily Resource Center http://www.stepfamilies.info/
Coparenting International http://www.coparentinginternational.com
Blending A Family Ministry http://www.blendingafamily.com
The Stepfamily Foundation http://www.stepfamily.org
Laura Petherbridge http://www.laurapetherbridge.com

Books for Step, Blended & Blending Families
The Smart Step-Family by Ron L. Deal
The Smart Stepmom by Ron L. Deal & Laura Petherbridge


To all you Moms, you are special and loved, no matter your family shape or size…

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Jesus rose from the dead to show all that he truly was/is the Son of God…

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GOOD FRIDAY – A day for all humanity

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Today is Single Parent’s Day

Just as Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are celebrated each year, so also is National Single Parent’s Day.

Today 42% of all families are Single Parent led families in the U.S.
In my home state of Mississippi that figure is 52%, the highest in the country.
In Atlanta Georgia that figure is 66%.

I was a single parent dad for 15 ½ years to my 3 children. My wife, Cindy, was a single parent mom for 4 ½  years to her 3 children. We have been there, done that, worn that t-shirt.

Simply put, it’s a day set aside to honor and applaud the hard work single parents do each and every day in raising their children.

While some may conclude that Single Parent’s Day is just a variation of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, it is actually much more than that. Single Parent’s Day is an opportunity for the children of single parent families to recognize the sacrifices that their parent or both of their parents make to provide for their needs, work with one another, and maintain a stable home environment where the children can thrive.

It is also an opportunity for single parents themselves to celebrate their efforts and achievements.

It is a day to raise awareness about the determination and strength shown by the more than 15 million single parents who are raising children in the U.S. today. It’s a time to applaud the single parents who are up to the task of parenting their children in difficult situations.

If you are a single parent, were raised by a single parent, or have a loved one who is a single parent, be sure to take today aside to make this day a special day for yourself or the single parents in your life.

Single parents deserve your acknowledgment and appreciation.

These people were raised in a single parent home:
Dr. Charles Stanley – Pastor First Baptist, Atlanta, GA
John Fuller – Focus on the Family
Dr. Fred Luter – President of The Southern Baptist Convention 2012-2014

Voddie Baucham – Christian Pastor, Author, Speaker
Dr. Lavon Gray – Music Director First Baptist Church Jackson, MS
Michael Phelps – Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer
Bill Cosby – Comedian
Julia Roberts – Actress
President Bill Clinton
Eric Clapton – Musician
Pierce Brosnan – Actor
Tom Cruise – Actor
Cary Grant – Actor

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With God & the Bible

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