The Smart Stepfamily Marriage

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Leading blended family authority Ron Deal and marriage and family expert David Olson show you how to build on your relationship strengths and improve your weaknesses. Whether you're dating, engaged, a young stepfamily, or an empty-nest couple, The Smart Stepfamily Marriage gives you the tools you need at any stage to create a remarriage that will last.

Each chapter of this book explores one of the key qualities of happy remarriages as identified by research. Like a GPS for your relationship, this book has built-in discussion questions that can help you and your partner discover where you are, where you'd like to be, and how to get there. The online survey gives you a report with personalized results for your relationship.

Backed by the world-renowned PREPARE/ENRICH program and endorsed by notable experts including Dr. Gary Smalley, Dr. Gary Chapman, Dr. Scott Stanley, and Dr. Francesca Adler-Baeder of the National Stepfamily Resource Center, this book explores issues such as communication, finances, sexuality, parenting, and spiritually. By bringing experience and expertise together, The Smart Stepfamily Marriage gives couples the tools they need to build a marriage that lasts a lifetime.

The Smart Stepfamily Marriage Small-Group Study Guide This FREE companion small-group guide encourages transparency and intensifies your learning experience. Whether you are dating, engaged, or already married, learn how to beat the odds of divorce and help other couples do the same.


About the Authors

Ron L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series of books including the bestselling Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages® and Becoming Stepfamily Smart (with Dr. Gary Chapman), The Smart Stepfamily: 7 Steps to a Healthy Family, and Preparing to Blend. Ron is a licensed marriage and family therapist, popular conference speaker, and host of the FamilyLife Blended podcast. He and his wife, Nan, have three sons and live in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn more at

David H. Olson, PhD, is founder and president of Life Innovations, which produces a variety of products designed to build stronger marriages. A national and international marriage and family expert, Olson is professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota and the author of more than twenty books. He lives in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota.

About the Product

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (May 19, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0764213090
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches