Blended Families Resources

Resources for Blended Families, Step Parenting, Divorce & More

If you’re looking for additional resources, check out my recommendations:

The Smart Stepfamily: Updated and Revised by Ron L. Deal
Called “the best book available for stepfamilies.” Practical information on everyday issues stepfamilies face.

The Courage to Be a Stepmom: Finding Your Place Without Losing Yourself by Sue Patton Thoele
Good insight on struggles stepmoms face and how to set boundaries for yourself

The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help you Thrive by Ron L. Deal and Laura Petherbridge
Helpful advice for women in the stepmom role

101 Tips for the Smart Stepmom

Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires; the Respect He Desperately Needs by Emerson Eggerichs
A great resource for men and women in marriage

Co-Parenting Works!: Helping Your Children Thrive After Divorce by Tammie Daughtry

Co-parenting strategies to enable successful co-parenting with your ex

The Emotionally Destructive Relationship: Seeing It, Stopping It, Surviving It by Leslie Vernick
Recognizing an emotionally destructive relationship and addressing it with biblical tools

Stepmom Magazine, a monthly, online publication. Helpful information on what’s normal in a stepfamily, how stepfamilies are different, and how to succeed in your stepmom role. Offers great articles and other resources for stepfamilies


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