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How to Have a Happy Family: 56 Simple Happy Family Ingredients

What does it take to have a happy family?  Relationship expert John Gottman may just have the answer. However, I think my six-year-old know the happy family secret too. Interestingly enough, their conclusion is similar. John bases his ideas on scientific data and has come up with a specific happy family algorithm. My daughter, on …

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How to Hold a Family Meeting: A Quick and Easy Family Meeting Template

Do you know how to hold a family meeting, or does the thought of this type of gathering cause your head to ache? If you’re in the latter category, then this post is for you. Keep reading because you just might find yourself excited about family meetings after this post. First, we’ll dive into what …

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blended family strengths

Blended Family Strengths: How to Grow Your Bond by Finding the Good

Do you know your blended family strengths? Blended families have unique challenges. But did you also know they have strengths? First, the discouraging news. If you live in a blended family home, then the odds are stacked against you. According to The Bonded Family website, “70%+ of remarriages involving children end in dissolution within 5 …

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Blended Family Quotes: Inspirational Sayings for Blended Families

Did you know, “Over 65% of Americans are now a stepparent, a stepchild, a stepsibling, step-grandparent, or touched directly by a stepfamily scenario?” Since so many families are blended, why is there so little written specifically for blended family homes? The lack of blended family resources is exactly why we compiled this list of Inspirational …

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God loves blended families

God Loves Blended Families: Wisdom for Blended Family Homes

God loves blended family homes! It’s true. However, this is one of those pieces of wisdom that many blended families know in their heads but not in their hearts. Here’s why affirming that God loves blended families is so important. A few months ago, I was asked to speak on blended families at Southern California …

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