Archive for category: Scripture

Developmental Stage 9 – 12 year Olds

Developmental Stage 9 – 12 year Olds

August 22, 2014 5:02 pm / Divorce, Relationships, Scripture / No comments

Children ages 9 -12 often referred to as Tweens, are able to speak about their feelings and they understand the reality of their family situations. When their parents separate or divorce, they can control their feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety. They may handle their feelings resourcefully and disguise them […]

 
Developmental Stage; Preschool Ages 3,4, 5

Developmental Stage; Preschool Ages 3,4, 5

August 11, 2014 4:23 pm / Divorce, Podcasts, Relationships, Scripture / 1 comment

We’ve been talking about the age of your child when the divorce happens so that you know how to best help your little one. The age of the child is of concern for how to help your child to cope with the divorce and the changes in their surroundings. Even […]

 
Development Stage:  Birth to 6 Months

Development Stage: Birth to 6 Months

August 4, 2014 1:51 pm / Divorce, Podcasts, Relationships, Scripture / No comments

Studies have shown that divorce does affect children.  As parents, we want to minimize the bad affects for our kids.  We are going to take a look at the different developmental stages for kids and address how we can give the best care and support to our children so they […]

 
Giving Our Adult Kids Money

Giving Our Adult Kids Money

June 27, 2014 2:35 pm / Relationships, Scripture, Step Families / No comments

I pray that each of you are growing in the kingdom and learning to love each other as Christ has loved us. You know, I can’t think of a better place to learn how to really love than in a step family. It’s a daily choice to choose to love […]

 
Helping Your Child Cope  Part 2    Warning Signs

Helping Your Child Cope Part 2 Warning Signs

Children’s response to going through the divorce is as varied as the kids themselves. Some have a very hard time with it while others seem to take it in stride. My son, who was four at the time of our divorce, took it quite well. He rarely showed signs of […]

 
Helping Your Child Cope 1: You Must Take Care of You

Helping Your Child Cope 1: You Must Take Care of You

If you have ever flown, you know the emergency instruction to parents traveling with children is to first put the oxygen mask on yourself so you can then put it on your child. You won’t be much good to them if you pass out from lack of oxygen. You must […]

 
The Gift of Sex

The Gift of Sex

March 1, 2014 12:43 pm / Podcasts, Relationships, Scripture, Step Families / No comments

Sex is a “hot” topic, but among some couples, it’s a subject they avoid.  The way we view sex can determine whether we are fulfilled in it or avoiding it.  If we were injured in this area as a child, it may be more difficult to enjoy a healthy relationship […]

 
Love for the Abuser

Love for the Abuser

January 6, 2014 3:29 pm / Divorce, Relationships, Scripture / 16 comments

There are different reasons why each of us are in Blended Families.  My reason is because my ex husband was an abuser; physically, mentally and emotionally.  Though being married to him was unbearable, it caused me to look up.   I found the best Person that has ever happened to me:  […]

 
Unfairness in Parenting Matters

Unfairness in Parenting Matters

November 25, 2013 12:45 pm / Relationships, Scripture, Step Families / No comments

Last time we talked about 5 different parenting styles.  This time I would like to address when the couple not only have different parenting styles but when a spouse chooses to treat their kids different from yours.  I’m talking about different rules and unfair treatment of children or double standards. […]

 
Vision of Being His Bride

Vision of Being His Bride

September 24, 2013 10:58 am / Scripture / 9 comments

We had a wonderful fun-filled day and were driving home from “down south”.  Our kids were asleep in the back, hubby driving and me just watching the lights and traffic as they whisked by.  I wasn’t thinking about anything in particular, just enjoying the ride.  All of a sudden an […]