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Ground-Breaking Insight into Marriages

January 11, 2010

Leading stepfamily and remarriage expert Ron L. Deal, along with counselor David Olson offer help, hope, and healing to remarried couples in their new book, The Remarriage Checkup (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group). In addition to their 35 years of experience, the book is also backed by research from the largest remarried study ever conducted. Using the world-renowned PREPARE/ENRICH program, Deal and Olson explore issues such as communication, finances, sexuality, stepparenting, and spirituality. By bringing experience and expertise together, The Remarriage Checkup gives couples the tools they need to build a remarriage that lasts a lifetime.

Minneapolis,MN (PRWEB) January 11, 2010 -- Nearly one-half of all marriages in America are remarriages for one or both partners. Of these, 60-70% will divorce, giving remarriages an almost 25% greater chance of failing than first marriages.

The Remarriage Checkup

The Remarriage Checkup

In a culture inundated with marriage manuals and relationship how-to books, why do remarriages continue to fail at such an alarming rate?

“No one is telling remarried couples that while many of their strengths are the same as those of first marriage couples, there are a number of unique issues that, if not managed well, can destroy a remarriage,” said Ron Deal, a marriage and family counselor and the leading stepfamily and remarriage expert.

Seeing a need, Deal teamed up with fellow counselor and expert David Olson to offer help, hope, and healing to remarried couples. Backed by 35 years of experience, their new book, The Remarriage Checkup (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group), is also backed by research from the largest remarried study ever conducted.

Boasting over 50,000 participating remarrying couples, the National Survey of Couples Creating Stepfamilies was commissioned by Olson, the founder of Life Innovations and the PREPARE/ENRICH program.

“We examined the profiles of over 100,000 people to discover the qualities that best predict highly satisfying relationships and the roadblocks couples must overcome in order to beat the odds of divorce,” said Olson. “Some of our findings will validate what you already know about successful relationships; others will surprise you.”

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