"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 circumstance"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....
|Title||:||Life in the Blender: Blending Families, Lives and Relationships with Grace|
|Number of Pages||:||192 Pages|
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Life in the Blender: Blending Families, Lives and Relationships with Grace Reviews
I read this book just because it was written by Sandi Patty. I was disappointed because I was expecting more. Yes, I realized that I am not divorced or in a blender family but I was as a child. This book is an easy read. This was a case of the popularity of the author is what made me want to read this book, but yes I am still a fan of Sandi Patty and yes I will read her other books and still listen to her music. I am so sad that she is retiring but that doesn't have anything to do with the book. I must say Sandy does point out that God loves us all and we need to know that He grace covers all our sins and mistakes. Even through I didn't found the book was hopeful for me, others might find it a little helpful. I was looking for ( and yes it was my hope but it wasn't promised in the back of the book) help that would help all families and individuals, but I cannot fault the author that it wasn't in this book because that is not the purpose of this book!~
I could not see the purpose for writing this book but a celibrity trying to make some money. Since her adultry the wheels have come off Sandi Patty's career. She appears to be trying to recupe that money with this book. After reading this book I have more respect for husband #1 and not much for husband #2. Patty uses some euphernism such as inappropriate relationsip rather than sin. She does say that her scandal, divorce and remarriage was played out in the ntional press and this took a toll on her children.
I am a big Sandi Patty fan, so when she I saw she wrote a book on stepfamily life, this stepmother got very excited. Unfortunately, it didn't end up being that helpful for me personally. For one thing, it isn't a self-help book per se. Sandi is too classy to air too many details of her stepfamily struggles publicly, but her main message is that your faith can get you through the trying times. For me, it just underscored that everyone's blended family experience is unique, but we are never as alone as we may sometimes feel we are in our journey.
Great book about the struggles that happen following divorce and when blending families together. I have not personally gone through this but have shared this book with others in my life who have and are going through this time in their lives. Its powerful to know that the struggles are universal and gives helpful things that have been learned through the years of blending.
I got a few good tidbits from this book, and it's an easy read.