Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages and Becoming Stepfamily Smart
Part of the 5 Love Languages Series
Learn how to create a loving and safe environment amidst the unique challenges of a blended family in this new book from Ron Deal and bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages (R), Gary Chapman. Look for its release in 2020 or pre-order now.
From the Back Cover This book is a practical and empowering path forward for parents and children alike. Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed. Blended families encounter unique challenges many do not anticipate. New relationships can disrupt familial roles while triggering pain from past loss. Relationship expert Gary Chapman and stepfamily expert Ron L. Deal collaborate to demonstrate how the five love languages can help blended families build relationships that honor the past while looking to the future. Their insights address questions like: -How do I focus on my marriage while helping my children adjust to a new family? -How do I honor an adult stepchild who feels threatened by my presence? -How do I build a relationship with a new stepgrandchild? The dynamics of a blended family vary greatly from that of a biological family, so giving and receiving love is not as easy as it may seem. In Building Love Together in Blended Families you'll find strategies to care for yourself, your children, and your new marriage. Merging lives is challenging, but thoughtful hearts and commitment to learning will lay a foundation for your blended family to grow together.