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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.

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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.

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  • Fenixhaus
  • 11-12-2019

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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  • Kelly
  • 09-01-2018

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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  • Nicholas Wanamaker
  • 03-03-2020

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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  • Nicole Sanchez Schraeder
  • 18-11-2019

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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  • J. K.
  • 29-08-2019

A must read!

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

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  • Chris
  • 01-02-2019

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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  • Yusuf N.
  • 01-03-2018

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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  • R. Silva
  • 14-10-2017

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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  • Candice Morgan
  • 10-03-2021

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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  • Gabrielle
  • 16-11-2020

Every other sentence references the Bible.

I was looking for more empirical data not information regurgitated from the Bible. Everything is brought back to God and his impact in your life. I get it.

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