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Today is National Stepfamily Day


Today is National Stepfamily Day.

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

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


33% 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

100 million people in the US have a step-relationship of some kind.

VIEW this Stepfamily Video

Ministries for Step, Blended & Blending Families
James Cruise Ministries www.jamescruise.com www.jamescruise.wordpress.com www.facebook.com/jamescruiseministries
FamilyLife Blended www.familylifeblended.com 

FamilyLife www.familylife.com

Smart Stepfamilies  www.smartstepfamilies.com
In Step Ministries www.instepministries.com
Designing Dynamic Stepfamilies www.designingdynamicstepfamilies.com
Focus on the Family www.focusonthefamily.com
National Stepfamily Resource Center  http://www.stepfamilies.info/
Coparenting International www.coparentinginternational.com

Blending A Family Ministry www.blendingafamily.com

The Stepfamily Foundation www.stepfamily.org

Laura Petherbridge  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
The Smart Stepdad by Ron L. Deal
Life In a Blender—A Guide for Kids by Ron L. Deal
Loving Your Stepfamily by Dr. Donald R Partridge & Jenetha G. Partridge
Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott
Making Your Second Marriage A First-Class Success by Doug and Naomi Moseley
Living In a Step-Family Without Getting Stepped On by Dr. Kevin Leman
When Your Parent Remarries Late in Life by Terri P. Smith with James M. Harper, PH.D.
God Breathes on Blended Families – Second Edition (2009) by Moe & Paige Becnel
God Breathes on Blended Families – Second Edition (2009) Workbook by Moe & Paige Becnel


Today, September 13, is Grandparents Day


A Happy Grandparents Day to all you Grandparents! We love you…

In February 1977, Senator Randolph, with the concurrence of many other senators, introduced a joint resolution to the senate requesting the president to “issue annually a proclamation designating the first Sunday of September after Labor Day of each year as ‘National Grandparents’ Day’.” Congress passed the legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents’ Day and, on August 3, 1978, then President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation. The statute cites the day’s purpose: “…to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children, and to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer”.

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