But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. – Matthew 6:33

Healthy Step-Families

In 1990, I was given the privilege of a lifetime: the opportunity to adopt a wonderful little girl who has forever changed my life, my precious daughter Madeline.

In 2005, I made a new journey into fatherhood as two little boys became my stepsons. James and Carter are so smart and loving. It’s been a tremendous blessing for me to be what they call their ‘bonus Dad‘ and for them to be my ‘bonus boys.

And then, I became a biological father with the birth of my son, Solomon and my daughter, Amelia. I’m now a four time-blessed man, and I believe no less than four times a better man as well.

I know from experience that there’s amazing potential in blended families, as well as formidable challenges. There are a lot of suggestions and a lot of rules and boundaries blended families should consider. But the most important one of all is to keep God at the center of your home.

The best way for you to develop these character traits is to have a vibrant relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ.

– Steve Arterburn

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. – Charles R. Swindoll