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Publisher's Summary

Leading stepfamily expert Ron Deal offers a revised and expanded edition of his signature resource, which addresses key concerns and practical issues facing every stepfamily.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

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Good content, but the reader sounds like a robot

The content was valuable, however the reader sounded like a robot. He sounds like the old Mackintosh computers where you type in words and the computer reads it out.

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Good info but not for the faint of heart

Felt like I learned some things and but the overall tone was depressing and stressful. Basically as a stepparent you get a rough life was the message I took away...would have liked some more encouraging sections

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Wonderful book

This book is a must read for step families. There is so much to take into account that it is overwhelming. However, if you do the work, you stand a good chance.
The narrator was painful to listen to. I sped it up a bunch to get through some of it. It did feel better in the latter half of the book though. I determined that it was because the content was so good and his consistent voice managed to get out of the way a bit.
I recommend having a physical or e- book for this as well for review, highlights, and discussion.

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Eye opening for Christians in stepfamilies.

❤️ Love it! I want to re-listen to this several times. As an adult of a blended family, this helped me heal & understand my life. As the second wife and stepmother of pre-teen age girls, this hit my heart. All of my struggles were laid out as normal.

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A must read!

Loved it! A must read to obtain some much needed guidance to support your growing family.

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terrible performance

The performance reading this audio book is absolutely terrible... Text to speech would sound better. It's an outstanding book though... the content kept me listening!

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Educative and interesting.

loved it. Educative and interesting. Must read for step families or prospective step family. covered most areas of importance

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Needed Perspective

The content was excellent! The narration was hard to listen to but the information helped compensate for the painful voice over

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I found what I was looking for.

I was looking for a book to help navigate me through some of the things that we might expect or rather things I didn't expect. Our own personal experiences and expectations could only take us so far. I think it is wise to seek out the wisdom you might need to have a successful marriage and family. I read this so that I could be ready for whatever might come our way. My husband is now looking into The Smart Step Dad. I found it helpful. The main thing I took from this book is to have patience and grace for my husband who became a husband and father of two all at once all the while never getting to see his own child. How all the change might effect him and my kids and what to do about it.

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Preachy

This book started out great and I was really excited about it. Then suddenly I felt like I was sitting in church. A little tie in with religion or spirituality but this book was chapter after chapter of biblical information. Not what I expected.

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Book relies on your commitment to god

If you aren’t into god, then this book isn’t for you. I thought I could persist and just got the parts out of it that I needed and ignore the god parts, but it got too much so had to stop listening.