Beyond the Brady Bunch: Hope & Help for Blended Families
Ray and Debbie Alsdorf
David C. Cook, 2010, 240 pp., $14.99, DavidCCook.com
Blended families are an increasing reality in America. Half of all families are not first families formed in the traditional, nuclear sense. Instead, they are affected by the challenges of divorce, custody, single parenthood and remarriage. Marriage and parenting are difficult enough without these added dynamics.
In Beyond the Brady Brunch
, the Alsdorfs with first-hand experience encourage readers to turn to the hope and strength only God provides as new families—fulfilled and healthy—are formed. Even their adult children also with first-hand experience contribute to the content and value of the book. The Aldorfs are honest about the differences and division of life in blended families, but they also offer heavy doses of inspiration and application.