The Smart Stepdad, Repackaged Edition

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The Tools You Need to Be a Great Stepdad

As a stepdad, you've taken on a heroic challenge. Leading stepfamily expert Ron Deal equips you to navigate the stepparenting minefield with

· Everyday advice on how to connect with your stepchildren, be a godly role model, and maintain a strong bond with your wife
· Perspective on what the kids are going through--and why things don't work the same as in a biological family
· Wisdom for handling tricky issues such as discipline, dealing with your wife's ex, and hugging your stepdaughter

Two chapters for your wife to read and tips for her throughout the book will help the two of you work as a team. This is the survival guide that every stepfather needs to succeed.

"At Focus on the Family, we routinely hear from fathers facing the challenges associated with remarriage and living in a blended family. The Smart Stepdad is like a lifeline to these men--and to their wives, as well--with practical advice and biblical counsel."--JIM DALY, president, Focus on the Family

"To climb Stepdad Mountain you need a climbing guide; Ron Deal and this book are it. Get started."--DR. KEVIN LEMAN, author of Have a New Kid by Friday

Ron L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is founder of Smart StepfamiliesTM, director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, the author of numerous books on stepfamily living including the bestselling The Smart Stepfamily, and consulting editor for the Smart Stepfamily Series of books. Ron is a licensed marriage and family therapist and popular speaker. He and his wife, Nan, have three sons and live in Little Rock, Arkansas. Find resources at

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  1. Ron L. Deal

    Ron L. Deal

    Ron L. Deal ( and is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is president of Smart Stepfamilies, directs the blended family ministry at FamilyLife, and is the author of...

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