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Do-It-Yourself Pre-stepfamily Preparation


Smart Question:




My boyfriend and I are looking for resources as we get ready for marriage.  We can’t find a minister or counselor in our area that specializes in stepfamilies.  Can you recommend something for us?



Smart Answer:


If you can, sit down face-to-face with someone who understands stepfamily dynamics and is trained in remarriage counseling. That is always the best option. However, if you don't have that option consider these recommended "do-it-yourself" resources:

  1. Watch The Smart Stepfamily DVD and work through the study guide together. Even better, find a few couples (small group) to work through the series with. You'll learn a lot from each other. Find this resource here.
  2. The book The Smart Stepfamily has discussion questions after each chapter for pre-remarital couples.  Read and discuss them together.
  3. Be sure to read our online articles for dating couples.  
  4. Take the Couple Checkup—this online inventory is terrific and will give you an x-ray of your relationship strengths and growth areas.  It can give you confidence in the future or help you see that you need more strengths before moving on.  Check it out.  
  5. Phone Coaching: I know offer phone coaching for couples who want to enhance their relationship.  This is ideal for pre-stepfamily couples.  Essentially, I can do your premarital counseling with you by phone or Skype.  Find out how here...



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