Growing a “four-leaf clover family” is not impossible if you remain rooted in commitment, fertilized with trust, trimmed with flexibility and watered with plenty of laughter (yeah, yeah – we’re stretching the analogy a bit!) But our point: Our blended family has found our pot of gold – in the Lord and each other. Your family can too.

March 10, 2011

Gil and Brenda live in Vancouver, Washington. They have 7 children between them, ages 18-29. Gil graduated from Bethany Bible College; he currently is an insurance broker and active in the community with marriage and family issues. Brenda was on staff as Children's Pastor of their church and now works with a youth development organization and is involved with marriage and family initiatives.

Gil and Brenda deliver a fresh style of encouragement to this ever-growing population in society— the blended family. Willing to speak the obvious from their own step family adventure, the Stuarts share heart to heart as they walk the walk. Their book, Restored and Remarried was recently released along with their 8 week workbook. Gil and Brenda are available for seminars, workshops and retreats. Find them at