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Stepping and Blending: by Dr. Carolyn T. Long

Stepping and Blending:

Helping African Americans Prepare for Marriage, Remarriage and Stepfamily Life, Second Edition.

by Dr. Carolyn T. Long

Pages: 284

Dimensions: 8.25 x 11

  • RELIGION - Christian Life - Family
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - Divorce & Separation
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - Parenting - Stepparenting

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781609571429

Price : $18.99

Stepping and Blending . . . Second Edition is a culturally sensitive and biblically sound educational and counseling resource. It is designed to help African Americans prepare for marriage and remarriage that create a stepfamily.
Intended audience is the unmarried, divorced, widowed, pastors and church leaders, professionals, those living in stepfamilies, and seminaries that train ministers.
Blacks have the lowest marriage rate of all ethnic groups, the highest divorce rate, the lowest remarriage, but the highest re-divorce rate.
Two thirds of Black marriages end in divorce and two out of three children experience their parents’ divorce by age sixteen.
Program content includes a Divorce or Relationship Recovery Program, divided into five modules in Book I, and a Premarriage Preparation Program divided into six modules in Book II.
The “Black Church” is identified as the main institution to prepare families for marriage. Seventy percent of African Americans belong to the church and eighty four percent consider themselves “religious.” If Black Church leaders do not take the lead role in preparing couples for marriage and family life, who will?

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Dr. Long has master’s degrees in social work and counseling and a doctorate in ministry. She has 37 years postmaster’s clinical experience and 30 years Christian ministry experience. She is credited with developing and operating a church owned Christian Counseling Ministry in a 5000+ member church for 6 ½ years, and is developing the same in her current church of approximately 3000 members. She practices full time in a Christian counseling agency in Virginia Beach, VA; serves on the faculty of Providence Bible College and Theological Seminary in Norfolk; and is an associate minister at Pleasant Grove Baptist in Virginia Beach, VA. She is the sole proprietor of an education, counseling and consulting service.
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