Archive for category: Step Families

Intimacy with Christ

Intimacy with Christ

Relationships can be difficult. If they were easy, we wouldn’t have broken families, divorces, broken hearts, misunderstandings, lack of forgiveness, bitterness, resentments and the list could go on. But relationships are also a gift; it would be a lonely world without them. A key I have found to successful relationships […]

 
Truest Truth About You

Truest Truth About You

How can we help our kids to accept and like themselves? And how can we really accept and like our self? As adults, we think we should be all put together and have it all together. But I have learned through my coaching business, that many of us still don’t […]

 
Parent as a Team

Parent as a Team

 “When it’s just the two of us, we have a great relationship. Add the kids to the mix and that’s when we have problems.” Can you relate? Remarriage with kids can be very difficult to say the least. Birth parent and child do things a certain way. They understand each […]

 
Focus on the Positives~Good Choice!

Focus on the Positives~Good Choice!

We all have pressures and things in our lives that we wish were different. None of us escape. Some seasons are easier than others and sometimes we may enter a season of life that is so good that we hope it never ends. Ah!.. But as the saying goes “All […]

 
It’s Nice to be Included

It’s Nice to be Included

You know the remarkable, one of a kind story, about Joseph, Mary and Jesus. The angel told Joseph that Mary was pregnant with the child of God and Joseph was to marry her and become the child’s stepfather. Can you imagine? We may struggle with the fact that our step […]

 
Relational Capital

Relational Capital

February 27, 2015 2:29 pm / Podcasts, Relationships, Scripture, Step Families / No comments

In one of our blended family classes, we had a couple join us half way through. So they had not begun the classes with the rest of the members. We asked them to tell a little about themselves so that we along with the rest of the class could get […]

 
Choosing to Love the Unlovable Stepchild

Choosing to Love the Unlovable Stepchild

February 3, 2015 1:19 pm / Divorce, Relationships, Step Families / 3 comments

Last week we talked about mature love in the couple relationship. This week let’s focus on loving a stepchild that is, shall we say, difficult. As we said last week, mature love is a choice. You have to develop trust in the couple relationship for it to flourish. Mature love […]

 
Mature Love in the Couple Relationship

Mature Love in the Couple Relationship

January 22, 2015 11:46 am / Podcasts, Relationships, Step Families, Uncategorized / 1 comment

If your step family relationships need some work, a good place to start is a renewed commitment to love. The type of love I’m talking about is agape love. Unconditional love, an act of your will kind of love. I know, that is really hard to do. And with some […]

 
From the Heart

From the Heart

October 29, 2014 9:20 am / Relationships, Scripture, Step Families / No comments

 Scripture says in Proverbs. 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” In other words, we live our lives from our hearts. What ever is in our hearts is what we shall bring forth in our lives. Luke 6:45 says “The good man brings […]

 
Development Stage Ages 6 – 8

Development Stage Ages 6 – 8

August 13, 2014 3:52 pm / Divorce, Relationships, Step Families / No comments

6 to 8 years olds are in the stage of self-discovery.   Despite all of their own accomplishments and feats, kids this age base much of their own self-image on how they and others perceive their parents. A child of this age desperately needs to see the good in his parents […]