With divorce, single-parent households and family crises on the rise, many people are experiencing the tumultuous dynamics of blended or stepfamilies. -The disillusioned ex can create a vortex of strife in a new relationship. -Amicable encounters can be limited and cumbersome. -Vacations, visitations, discipline and even routine daily tasks become strongholds. -Developing a relationship with a child that sees you as the enemy is like trying to run uphill during an avalanche. Blended Families: An Anthology is composed of personal essays from various perspectives including parents, children and other family members. The book expresses the anxiety and fulfillment of people in stepfamilies and concludes with snippets of lessons learned that are humorous, anecdotal and inspirational. Contributions from a licensed family therapist and certified financial planner provide in-depth analysis and understanding into stepfamily issues. Topics including behavior patterns, coping mechanisms and the impact on wills, insurance and child support are discussed. Learn biblical principles and practical tools to successfully blend your family. Contributors include award-winning Christian authors, Kevin Wayne Johnson, Vanessa Miller and Dr. Vivi Monroe Congress. Edited by Valerie L. Coleman, Blended Families An Anthology ministers to the needs of those hurting and crying out for answers.