Rawlings School of Divinity


Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Robert A. Gowins


Blended, Family, Education, Tool, Churches, Ministries


Education | Educational Leadership


Blended families experience repeated divorce and contribute to the growth of dysfunctional families because churches do not have a dedicated biblically sound education that is specifically designed for blended families. Such an education, addressing issues representative of what blended families experience, will help establish blended families that follow the biblical model as stated in Colossians 3:18-21, with a submissive wife, a loving husband, and obedient children. Blended families will continue to struggle if they cannot access additional resources that will help them in dealing promptly with blended family issues as they surface, using God’s precepts. Family therapists and counselors, including those who claim to be experts on blended family matters, cannot address blended family issues because they tend to apply solutions based on the traditional or nuclear family setting. The proposed education will equip blended families to prevent surfacing issues or promptly handle blended family issues that could result in repeated divorce or family members ending up in a dysfunctional state. This project will examine the need for such a proposed education.