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Blended Families - Part 1

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This class will provide information and statistics concerning blended families and several strategies for successfully integrating two families into one. Watch or download at …

This class will provide information and statistics concerning blended families and several strategies for successfully integrating two families into one. Watch or download at bibletalk.tv/blended-families-part-1

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  • 1. #10 – Blended Families - Part I In Love for Life Building or Rebuilding a Great Marriage Mike Mazzalongo
  • 2. Blended Family - Statistics •  48% of all first marriages end in divorce." •  79% women & 89% men remarry" •  68% of remarriages have children from previous marriages" " " " " " " “thebondedfamily.com”"
  • 3. Blended Family - Statistics •  21 New blended families formed every day in U.S." •  Less than 12% divorced or single parents go too church because they, “…don’t feel the church cares about their broken lives.” 
 “thebondedfamily.com”"
  • 4. Blended Family – Biblical Examples •  Jacob and two wives"
  • 5. Blended Family – Today’s Examples •  Subsequent marriages"
  • 6. Blended Family – Today’s Examples •  Subsequent marriages" •  Single parents with multi-partner children"
  • 7. Blended Family – Today’s Examples •  Subsequent marriages" •  Single parents with multi-partner children" •  Grandparents raising grandchildren"
  • 8. Blended Family – Today’s Examples •  Subsequent marriages" •  Single parents with multi-partner children" •  Grandparents raising grandchildren" •  Multigenerational" –  Adoptive situations" –  Group homes"
  • 9. REASONS FOR DIVORCE IN " 1ST MARRIAGES"
  • 10. Reasons for Divorce in 1st Marriages 1.  Immaturity"
  • 11. Reasons for Divorce in 1st Marriages 1.  Immaturity" 2.  Sex"
  • 12. Reasons for Divorce in 1st Marriages 1.  Immaturity" 2.  Sex" 3.  Marriage Preparation"
  • 13. Reasons for Divorce in 1st Marriages 1.  Immaturity" 2.  Sex" 3.  Marriage Preparation" 4.  In-Laws"
  • 14. Reasons for Divorce in 1st Marriages 1.  Immaturity" 2.  Sex" 3.  Marriage Preparation" 4.  In-Laws" 5.  Values Conflict"
  • 15. Reasons for Divorce in 1st Marriages 1.  Immaturity" 2.  Sex" 3.  Marriage Preparation" 4.  In-Laws" 5.  Values Conflict" 6.  Adjustment Problems"
  • 16. Reasons for Divorce in 1st Marriages 1.  Immaturity" 2.  Sex" 3.  Marriage Preparation" 4.  In-Laws" 5.  Values Conflict" 6.  Adjustment Problems" 7.  Child Rearing" "
  • 17. Reasons for Divorce in 1st Marriages 1.  Immaturity" 2.  Sex" 3.  Marriage Preparation" 4.  In-Laws" 5.  Values Conflict" 6.  Adjustment Problems" 7.  Child Rearing" 8.  Finances"
  • 18. REASONS FOR DIVORCE IN " 2nd MARRIAGES"
  • 19. Reasons for Divorce in 2nd Marriages 1.  Child Rearing"
  • 20. Reasons for Divorce in 2nd Marriages 1.  Child Rearing" 2.  Finances"
  • 21. Reasons for Divorce in 2nd Marriages 1.  Child Rearing" 2.  Finances" 3.  Relatives"
  • 22. Reasons for Divorce in 2nd Marriages 1.  Child Rearing" 2.  Finances" 3.  Relatives" 4.  Values"
  • 23. Reasons for Divorce in 2nd Marriages 1.  Child Rearing" 2.  Finances" 3.  Relatives" 4.  Values" 5.  Sharing of Tasks"
  • 24. Phil. 3:13-14 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."
  • 25. How To Prepare - Phil. 3:13-14 1.  Know Your Mate and Children"
  • 26. How To Prepare - Phil. 3:13-14 1.  Know Your Mate and Children" 2.  Understand Children s Needs"
  • 27. How To Prepare - Phil. 3:13-14 1.  Know Your Mate and Children" 2.  Understand Children s Needs" 3.  Build a New Relationship"
  • 28. How To Prepare - Phil. 3:13-14 1.  Know Your Mate and Children" 2.  Understand Children s Needs" 3.  Build a New Relationship" 4.  Include Everyone"
  • 29. Arriving at Unity"
  • 30. Arriving at Unity 1.  Avoid Co-Conductor System"
  • 31. Arriving at Unity 1.  Avoid Co-Conductor System" 2.  Give Up Previous Role"
  • 32. Arriving at Unity 1.  Avoid Co-Conductor System" 2.  Give Up Previous Role" 3.  Establish Ground Rules"
  • 33. Ground Rules •  Courtesy"
  • 34. Ground Rules •  Courtesy" •  Family Rules"
  • 35. Ground Rules •  Courtesy" •  Family Rules" •  Fairness"
  • 36. Ground Rules •  Courtesy" •  Family Rules" •  Fairness" •  Division of Labor"
  • 37. Ground Rules •  Courtesy" •  Family Rules" •  Fairness" •  Division of Labor" •  Spiritual Goals"
  • 38. ONLY JESUS CAN MAKE" TWO INTO ONE"