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  • SubGenre:Parenting / Stepparenting
  • Language:English
  • Pages:100
  • eBook ISBN:9781619279483

Blending to Make It: Ingredients for a Successful Blended Family

by Dr. Duane E. Mangum

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This book was written as a springboard to assist blended/stepfamilies to realize their greatness by offering each member of this new family system a step-by-step process of overcoming some of the challenges that exist in integrating different personalities and traditions that come with the merging of this family system.

My desire is that this book will offer its readers a simplistic, practical, therapeutic and spiritual perspective on handling some of the complex challenges that the blended family will face through the integration process, as they are able to view the blended family not only as a component that is just surviving but one that is also thriving as the main family structure in the 21st century.
About the author
Dr. Duane E. Mangum is a 25 year Air Force veteran and Christian Counselor. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Business Administration from Concordia University and later earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling from Trinity College of the Bible and Trinity Theological Seminary. A frequent motivational speaker and leadership trainer, Dr. Mangum has served as a seminary facilitator, lifestyle coach, community outreach activist and mentor. He currently serves as a volunteer lay pastor and leadership trainer for the Allegheny East Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Churches under the Relationship Ministries Department and is an ordained local Elder at the Bladensburg SDA Church in Bladensburg, Maryland. Originally from Alexandria, Virginia, Dr. Mangum and his wife Michele, reside in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area.