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Traditionally, people who are related by blood or marriage. The term can mean many different things depending on the circumstances. Most statutes have a section devoted to “definitions” that will tell you the intended definition of words used in the law. For example, the concept of what constitutes a family may be important in zoning cases for single-family housing or apartment restrictions against non-family members living in the apartment with the tenant.

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Also included in the blended family of the church were all those non-Jews who were traditionally regarded as beyond the pale of God's saving concerns.
In fact, Shimberg says, there are many benefits to being in a blended family, including new step-siblings.
For example, a couple in which one partner and all children were absent on census night was coded as a 'couple family with children' in the variable 'FMTF Family Type', but it was not possible to determine whether it was an intact, step or blended family.
What: A dysfunctional blended family starts life anew by restoring a game park in South Africa.
Family: A blended family of six children, four grandchildren, and a very loving and supportive husband.
Written by American Association of Christian Counselors member Maxine Marsolini, Raising Children in Blended Families: Helpful Insights, Expert Opinions, and True Stories is a guide especially for Christian parents facing the unique challenges of a blended family and being a stepparent.
Devoted to their blended family of six school-age children, they are active in their church, international humanitarian efforts and Sarasota's arts and cultural world.
Rita Williams-Garcia contributes a story that shows how difficult times can bring a blended family together.
Despite growing up in a poor, bicultural, blended family with seven children and an alcoholic father, Merv is now a happily married, gainfully employed mother of seven.
Billingham, who is in a blended family himself, suggests there is no magic timetable for success.
To create a healthy blended family, adults must reconcile with their loss and face the fact that this second family only exists because of a tragic loss.