Blended Families offers these statistics (and more) about stepfamilies:

How Prevalent are Stepfamilies?

40% of married couples with children (i.e., families) in the US are stepcouples (at least one partner had a  child from a previous relationship before marriage; this includes full and Portriat of Siblings and Their Parents on Grey Backgroundpart-time residential stepfamilies and those with children under and/or over the age of 18). The percentage of all married couple households is 35%. (Karney, Garvan, & Thomas, 2003)

Approximately one-third of all weddings in America today form stepfamilies (demographic estimate, Deal)

Created by author, therapist, and blended family expert Ron L. Deal, Smart Stepfamilies (formerly called Successful Stepfamilies) empowers remarried couples and stepfamilies for successful family living and trains churches and professionals to help blended families. Contact them.

Blending families presents challenges on many fronts.  Sometimes those challenges may threaten to overwhelm us, but if we remember to turn to our Source, Jesus Christ, He will guide us. The links at will take you to blogs,  books, articles, websites and ministries offering biblically-based help to anyone blending families. I hope you will explore them and find helpful links.

I’d love to hear from you if you’d like to share your personal experience so that others may learn and be encouraged . . . or if you know of other links that you’d recommend for this page. Please email me at or submit a contact form.

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