Encouragement for Step-Families....
from a Terrific Coaching Manual
There it was 1st Thessalonians 5:11...
'Therefore encourage one another
and build each other up...'
Our Daughter Amanda, while hearing Dad pontificate on 'THE 511" drew the below sketch as she set with us last Sunday in our Blended Family Fellowship at church. We continue to be amazed at her 'eyes that see'. Her sketch below shares a cell phone on the left with the numbers 511 on it...and the words'... 'we are on a difficult road. We need to call the 511'.
As part of your 'journey', we encourage you to continually reach out for resources like The Bonded Family and others. As Americans we strive to get better in work, in sports, in health, in many areas... SO... PAY ATTENTION HERE! Do it with your blended family life. It's the most important.
Encourage yourself to read, listen and learn about how to be the very best you can be and to create in your new family a spirit of T.E.N. - TOGETHERNESS, ENCOURAGEMENT and NURTURING. I'm not saying you'll be a 'Perfect 10 Family', yet if you simply strive to do those three... you're on your way!
P.S. If you know someone in the Wichita KS area in a blended family, and facing stepfamily challenges, send them to www.thebondedfamily.com to check out our Saturday May 1st Blended Family Conference, featuring Zig Ziglar's daughter Julie Ziglar Norman and her husband Jim, nationally recognized comedian J.J. Jasper, Russ and Jackie Jones, the Founders and Publishers of the Christian Press, Al and Kay Betz of Outfluence.com. Rebecca and I are excited to be joined by these talented and gifted speakers. Again for more information as to the topics and to register go to: www.thebondedfamily.com and click on the Wichita conference.