Blended Family

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relationship with stepkids

What Would Joseph Do?

There is endless capacity for a loving relationship between a stepdad and his stepchildren.

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supporting your spouse in a stepfamily

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.

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what a divorcing friend needs

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.

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Blended family in church

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.

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Blended family life

Survival Tips for the First Year of Stepfamily Life

Ten ideas that helped (or would have helped) my family during our first blended year.

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Good news about marriage

Some Good News About the Bad News About Marriage

Divorce rates aren’t really as bad as the academics were implying.

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Remarriage

Two Funerals and a Wedding

Three ways I’ve helped my stepfamily grieve the deaths of both previous spouses.

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Identity crisis

The Search: Who Am I Now?

From widow and single mother to second wife and stepmom, my soul suffered an identity crisis.

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Getting married again

Learning to Speak Marriage Again

A new marriage requires learning different forms of affection, communication, traditions, and expectations.

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Knowing God

A Healthy Stepfamily Needs ‘God-Esteem’

Jesus told us to love our neighbors as ourselves, but that requires first knowing who we are in Christ.

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