A ‘SUPER TO UBER’ SIZE COMPARISON RANKS STEPFAMILIES ON TOP.
Eli Manning raised the NFL Championship trophy as America watched on. We are a nation of football fans. We are also a nation of changing family dynamics and structure. Blended Families, often called ‘Stepfamilies’, has become the largest family demographic in the USA.
In America today there are over 23+ million stepfamily households. It is the largest ‘under the radar’ demographic in the USA, and one that grows daily with over by approximately 2000 new stepfamilies formed per day. While the Super Bowl viewership can list 111.3 million viewers, the population of people living - or directly associated to in their immediate family - in stepfamilies is over 160+ million. One could say it is a ‘Super vs. Uber’ size comparison. If you are reading this and you are a part of (husband, wife, child, grandparent, etc) blended family nation and this ‘uber’ population, you are not alone.
THE BONDED FAMILY exists to serve the blended family population in America. The training, effort, practice, repetition of plays, studying film and playbook that the Giants undertook to win the Super Bowl, is the blueprint for any 'championship'. We have seen the great blended families including real study, effort, prayer and trusting God in their daily stepfamily walk and life. GOD CAN...take a stepfamily...from Broken to Blended to BONDED.
And you know what!? GOD LOVES YOU! HE WANTS YOU TO HAVE JOY IN MARRIAGE, FAMILY and LIFE! He knows what you've been through. Doesn't like it, yet His mercies are new every morning scripture tells us in Lamentations. For those who are reading and think Rebecca and I might be saying divorce is okay. Stop! Rewind! Listen. We never think that. We want to drive out divorce in America. We've lived through it and anyone who has knows the pain. We completely understand why in Malachi the Bible does say that 'God hates divorce'. We've lived it. He knew the challenges, the children's hurts, pain, wounds, generational damage and spiritual battles it creates. His PROMISES are real. And that's what we share.