What Would Joseph Do?
There is endless capacity for a loving relationship between a stepdad and his stepchildren.
Choosing Sides: Supporting Your Spouse in a Stepfamily
When you must decide between siding with your child or your spouse in a blended family, choose your spouse.
5 Things Your Divorcing Friend Needs
Another friend called to tell me his wife filed for divorce. He’s devastated, yet ready to move on. I listened and wondered what my divorcing friend needs.
Going to Church As a Single Parent or Blended Family
As a single mom turned stepmom, I look to the church for help to heal. But it’s challenging to feel accepted in a place where my family isn’t reflected.
Survival Tips for the First Year of Stepfamily Life
Ten ideas that helped (or would have helped) my family during our first blended year.
Some Good News About the Bad News About Marriage
Divorce rates aren’t really as bad as the academics were implying.
Two Funerals and a Wedding
Three ways I’ve helped my stepfamily grieve the deaths of both previous spouses.
The Search: Who Am I Now?
From widow and single mother to second wife and stepmom, my soul suffered an identity crisis.
Learning to Speak Marriage Again
A new marriage requires learning different forms of affection, communication, traditions, and expectations.