Praying for Your Blended Family
1300 new stepfamilies are forming every day. Over 50% of US families are remarried. The average marriage in America lasts only seven years. One out of two marriages ends in divorce. 75% remarry.
Can there be any doubt that ministry to blended families is desperately needed.
I don't think so, and that's why I've chosen to devote this entire season to supporting the blended family.
We have some amazing stories and wisdom to share.
On 10/3/23, Ron Deal, of Smart Stepfamilies is joining us to give an overview of what the blended family is, and name some of the challenges they face.
On 10/10/23, Rachel G. Scott will lead us in a conversation about growing in your co-parenting.
Vanessa Martindale will join us on 10/17/23 to talk about the strain on our children as they blend together with new sisters and brothers. How to turn strangers into siblings is going to be so practical and helpful for blended families.
Remarriage doesn't always come after a divorce, so Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young will join us on 10/24/23 to talk about trusting God with your family after the loss of a spouse.
And finally, Connie Albers will help us wrap up the month by talking about understanding the unique challenges children face when their parents remarry.
Mark your calendars now for this important season!
Today's show is brought to you by our newest Prayer Guide, Praying God's Word for Your Blended Family, by Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young.
Pray for God to work in your children’s hearts to:
- Trust in the Lord to provide for all their needs.
- Wait on the Lord to give them His best.
- Develop strong and lasting relationships
- Overcome pain and brokenness from their losses.
- Walk into their future confidently trusting in God's plan.
With heartfelt teaching from a blended family and scripture-inspired prayers this digital prayer guide is perfect for the busy mom who needs God to move in the hearts of her family.
She’s a wife of 20+ years and mom to two teenage boys who make their home in the mountains of Appalachia, calling southwestern Virginia home.
Find more from Brooke at MillionPrayingMoms.com