761: How to Bond a Blended Family (Part 1)


How to Bond a Blended Family (Part 1)In this episode, Jay is joined by marriage advocates Tony & Tarenia Carthan to address the question: What is a blended family?





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Episode Title: How to Bond a Blended Family (Part 1)


Guests: Tony & Tarenia CarthanFollow Them on Twitter


Question We Address and Answer:

  • What is a blended family?


Key Lessons and Takeaways:

  • Why most people do not know what to expect going into a blended family.
  • Misconceptions that people have about blended families.
  • The challenges that come with bonding a blended family.
  • The importance of establishing priorities in a blended family.
  • Why spouses must support each other when bonding a blended family.



  • Tony shares how he felt entering into a blended family.



  • Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint;
        but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.
    Proverbs 29:18 (NIV)


  • Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.Romans 12:2 (NIV)



  • “Train up a child in the way he should go,
    And when he is old he will not depart from it.”Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)


Hold Yourself Accountable:

  • You must be patient and willing to put in the work that’s necessary to bond a blended family.


Apply the Kingdom Principle:

  • constantly rejoicing in hope [because of our confidence in Christ], steadfast and patient in distress, devoted to prayer [continually seeking wisdom, guidance, and strength]Romans 12:12 (AMP)


Take Action Now:

  • Memorize the 3 C’s (calm, consistent and committed).


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