Welcome to the blender! The statistics aren't pretty. Almost 70% of remarriages with children end in divorce, most remarriages do not last 5 years, and it can take up to ten years for a stepfamily to blend! There has to be something else; something between The Brady Bunch and these doomsday predictions. There is. In Advice From The Blender, author Susan Hetrick gives us 8 key ingredients for blending a family. She will show you how your family can succeed, and how to deal with: Unrealistic expectations and stepfamily myths Choosing to love children who wish you were dead Bonding as a family, without resorting to duct tape With discussion questions for the entire family and a House Blend Recipe, Susan Hetrick whips up an honest, inspiring and funny look at blended family life from a Christian point of view. "Advice from the Blender is a wonderful book, filled with practical suggestions every stepfamily can use. You'll meet real-life stepfamilies who candidly share their trials and triumphs, and learn some valuable lessons about stepfamily success." ~ Jeff and Judi Parziale Co-Directors, InStep Ministries Susan J. Hetrick lives in a two-story, pueblo-style blender in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband David, their four children, two dogs, and a cat. Susan earned her M.Div. in Counseling and Family Ministry from Phoenix Seminary while her family was blending, giving her the opportunity to test many of the concepts in this book. With more than fourteen years of experience as a mom and more than three years of experience as a stepmom, Susan has a unique understanding of the challenges facing Christian stepfamilies today.