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Soul on fire
Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-1998.
Publication Information:
Waco, Tex. : Word Books, [1978]

Physical Description:
240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
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BV4935.C54 A34 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
BV4935.C54 A34 Adult Non-Fiction Black History Non-Circ

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"From 'all cracked up' to 'stronger in the broken places'?that's how our blended family has transitioned from the heartache of divorce to the happy, devoted relationships we enjoy today."

It's estimated that more than half the Christians filling our churches today have been through a divorce and remarriage, often bringing children into new and unfamiliar family circumstances. One of those people is multiple Grammy and Dove award-winner Sandi Patty, whose marriage to Don Peslis in 1995 resulted in a rambunctious household of her own four kids plus three stepchildren and an adopted son.

In Life in the Blender, Sandi shares the lessons she has learned, beginning with the painful experience of having to publicly acknowledge her shameful extramarital affair and examining how her own poor choices are still affecting her children today. But she also describes how she has moved on from those difficult days of heartache and today has a renewed and vibrant closeness, not only with her husband, children, and stepchildren, but also with her Savior and her church.

Live in the Blender is her poignant and often humorous account of how they got there'the lessons they learned, the priorities they kept, and the practical decisions that helped smooth the lumps out of their blended family's everyday life.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Surprises in the Rearview Mirrorp. 1
1 The Chop and Mix Cycles: Mending and Blending Broken Heartsp. 9
2 Set the Anchor: The Primary Relationshipp. 29
3 Can We Talk?: Family Communication, Blender Stylep. 47
4 Trading Spaces: Always in Writing, Never in Stonep. 73
5 Good Cop, Bad Cop: Fair Doesn't Always Mean Equalp. 93
6 May I See Your ID?: Meet the Ganisilapivysp. 111
7 Not Just Yours, Not Just Mine-Ours: And Now for Something Completely Differentp. 135
8 Head Lice and Bedbugs: Coping with a Family That's Bigger Than It Was Beforep. 159