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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 Lan 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® andnational 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.


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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 Lan 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® andnational 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.

30 review for Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages and Becoming Stepfamily Smart

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dawn Meyers

    I am a step parent of 3 now adult young men, a co-parent (with my ex) of one lovely young woman, and parenting a teenage son with my husband of 16 years. Oh...and one of those handsome stepsons of mine and his wife have blessed us with a grandbaby. So, I'm a step-grandma, too! We are passionate about marriage and particularly marriages that create blended families. We have been leading a short term small group at our church since 2014 utilizing Ron Deal's The Smart Stepfamily materials. We love I am a step parent of 3 now adult young men, a co-parent (with my ex) of one lovely young woman, and parenting a teenage son with my husband of 16 years. Oh...and one of those handsome stepsons of mine and his wife have blessed us with a grandbaby. So, I'm a step-grandma, too! We are passionate about marriage and particularly marriages that create blended families. We have been leading a short term small group at our church since 2014 utilizing Ron Deal's The Smart Stepfamily materials. We love Ron's heart of redemption and grace! About the same time, if not a little sooner, we encountered Gary Chapman's 5 Love Languages and literally recommend it to every couple we encounter!! 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! Learning how to express love to people who you haven't known their entire lives...when to lean in and when to back off a bit...how to show love to someone who is basically shutting you out...why it may be necessary to dial back your expectations a bit. It's a fast read...even for slow readers like me, and it is full of real life examples of how things weren't working and ways you can redirect and get on better footing with your "steps." Getting married and have grown kids? There's an entire chapter dedicated to how to deal with adult stepkids who may not be too keen on this new marriage. Have a child who has married and is now a step-parent...making you a step grandparent? This book talks about that, too! Seriously, do yourself a favor and get this book and a highlighter. You're going to be marking a LOT of new ways of thinking and approaching seemingly insurmountable situations!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jim Keating

    I really enjoyed this book. Highly recommend for anyone living in a blended family situation. In order for a stepfamily to have any chance of success, the blended family parents (my wife and I) must have a strong, loving marriage. Having grown up in a blended family with fulls, halfs and steps and now knee deep in stepchildren and grandchildren, the authors hit the nail on head with their examples, insights and advice on forming loving and accepting relationships all around. I will use this book I really enjoyed this book. Highly recommend for anyone living in a blended family situation. In order for a stepfamily to have any chance of success, the blended family parents (my wife and I) must have a strong, loving marriage. Having grown up in a blended family with fulls, halfs and steps and now knee deep in stepchildren and grandchildren, the authors hit the nail on head with their examples, insights and advice on forming loving and accepting relationships all around. I will use this book as a resource for years to come as we navigate the treacherous waters of a blended family.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Amber Claussen

    Really practical and useful for thinking about how to blend a marriage and a family!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Anette Garcia

    Great information that you can apply. Being pushy on "God" was a complete turnoff. Great information that you can apply. Being pushy on "God" was a complete turnoff.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Bobin

    If you are a part of or plan to be part of two families that have merged into one and now looking for ways to do it well or make it better you will love this book. Written by two authors that have been working with families for more than 25 years and each contributing to making them better this is a wealth of wisdom. It is also a fairly short and concise read that will help you get a focus on how to blend those families of any age together. There is a lot of food for thought if you are merging f If you are a part of or plan to be part of two families that have merged into one and now looking for ways to do it well or make it better you will love this book. Written by two authors that have been working with families for more than 25 years and each contributing to making them better this is a wealth of wisdom. It is also a fairly short and concise read that will help you get a focus on how to blend those families of any age together. There is a lot of food for thought if you are merging families with young children or adults. Maybe you are a grandparent and wondering how to be most helpful and looking for answers to the challenges you face. One of the highlights of the book for me was that Chapman has created separate love langue questionnaires based on the relationships within the family. Well worth the time to read and think about.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ryan French

    This is a must-read book for blended families. It incorporates The 5 Love Languages into the culture of the book. In my opinion, The 5 Love Languages is life-changing in a simple yet profound way. It isn't just for marriages; the languages of love and all its various dialects are vital for every relationship. I especially appreciate how the languages of love can be learned towards children and teens to help them blossom and mature. This is a must-read book for blended families. It incorporates The 5 Love Languages into the culture of the book. In my opinion, The 5 Love Languages is life-changing in a simple yet profound way. It isn't just for marriages; the languages of love and all its various dialects are vital for every relationship. I especially appreciate how the languages of love can be learned towards children and teens to help them blossom and mature.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Martin

    It is an interesting topic which is why I had picked it up. The book itself was informative though there were moments where I had to gloss over as they were not related to my situation or my lifestyle. There were some instances, though they were few, where it felt like you were encouraged to purchase the other books in the series.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Leon-Joyce

    It's okay. Easy and quick to read, necessarily over simplified for what it is, and overly religious without needing to be. (Including a complete absence of anything other than blended families involving heterosexual re-marriage). Much better books out there, but worse ones to! It's okay. Easy and quick to read, necessarily over simplified for what it is, and overly religious without needing to be. (Including a complete absence of anything other than blended families involving heterosexual re-marriage). Much better books out there, but worse ones to!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kim McCoy

    Such a great resource for anyone in a blended or step family relationship! I appreciated the practical advice given on how to better build those relationships. Will definitely be referring back to this one over and over.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Katie Pettit

    Wonderful read Easy to read and apply the messages. By the end it got a bit repetitive but still great points were made. So many viewpoints to consider and it was honestly she opening and encouraging to read.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Aimee Allen

    Great book for blended families to understand how to apply the appropriate love languages.

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