As With This Super Bowl,
You Can Be Sure That...
The Clock's Still Running
On Your Blended Family
... BIGGEST VICTORIES!
Sometimes in the dynamics of stepfamily life, we often feel like an 'underdog' role in our families. Parents or children are often in an 'arena of life' that presents itself with bumps and challenges. We wish there were referee's sometimes. Somebody to 'blow the whistle' or 'throw a penalty flag'. This blog entry is about how to find our way to victory..... in the Super Bowl of life. Even if you feel ONE YARD SHORT...remember... GOD'S NOT DONE! CLOCK IS STILL TICKING.
Speaking of Super Bowl participants, I want to share a fantastic book and it's relationship to step-family life. In the last few years it has been my privilege and honor to get to know Coach Les Steckel, who is the President / CEO of FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). In 2006 he authored his autobiography entitled 'ONE YARD SHORT, Turning Your Defeats into Victories'. It is a 'must read book' for blended family parents. The title is derived from the final play of the 2000 Super Bowl between the St. Louis Rams and Steckel’s Titans, a play that has been called the most exciting play in Super Bowl history. (I remember our family - half cheering the Rams, half cheering the Titans - as our blended family of eight watched that incredible sports moment.)
Steckel’s book chronicles his life journey and his compelling stories and testimony makes it tough to put down once you start. I am in the middle of reading the book currently. It is a 'MEGA-ENCOURAGEMENT BLESSING' book that offers us yet another testimony to trusting in God and His incredible Hand. Anyone in a blended family, adult or teen should read this book. It isn't just a sports book, a guy book, it's a life book. Moms, Grandmas and Daughters will love it also.
YES YOU CAN be a Super Bowl Champion-like Blended Family if you let our Lord God Almighty lead you in calling the signals in your family. Check out your playbook (Bible) today.
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A ‘SUPER TO UBER’ SIZE COMPARISON RANKS STEPFAMILIES ON TOP.
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.
YOU and YOUR FAMILY are not alone. There are people and organizations that exist to serve and help you.
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