"Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."
Our vision for blended families is to not only reduce the percentage of redivorce but to break the generational cycle of divorce. In order to prevent divorce in the next generation, we have to stop redivorce TODAY! First, it's going to take blended families and extended blended families to resolve and heal any past wounds (hurt and pain from a death or divorce), educate themselves on preventing redivorce and how to build healthy blended family relationships, practice peacemaking skills in their communication with their co-parent and one another, and become united in raising emotionally healthy children so they can be nurtured and given an opportunity to be whole as they grow into adults.
Blended families and cohabitating stepcouples make up 87 percent of cohabitating couples with children in America. And, with over one million new divorces a year, and the rate is growing daily, thousands of children are affected by divorce and the interaction of their biological parents and bonus parents. Empowering blended families with a support system that provides personal and relational development, equipping them with the right skills and tools on communication and conflict resolution, educating on not only blended family dynamics but on self-well-being, can help blended families and extended blended families heal, unite and thrive...because the children matter.