Blending Your StepFamily 52: Fixing What Needs To Be Fixed

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: The first home we bought was a fixer upper. Not that everything in it had to be redone but we wanted to make it our own so there was a lot of changes and repairing to do. The walls were ok but they had some dings and dents so we wanted to repair them and paint them with fresh new colors. The kitchen cabinets were ok but we wanted new and clean. The old brown carpet definitely had to … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 51: Relational Capital

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: In one of our blended family classes, we had a couple join us half way through the 10-class sessions. 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 to know them a bit. They were a blended family - they had one son from his previous marriage who lived with them full … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 50: Parent As A Team

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: Get your game plan ready. “When it’s just the two of us, we have a great relationship. Add the kids and that’s when we have problems”. I have heard this grievance more times than I can count. Remarriage with kids can be very difficult to say the least. Birth parent and child do things a certain way. They understand each other. They know what is expected of each other and have a rel … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 47: Mature Love in the Couple Relationship

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: It’s the beginning of a New Year and with it may come new years resolutions. It’s important to continue to look at the different areas of our lives and pick an area to move forward in. I like to say if we aren’t moving forward, then we aren’t just standing still, we are actually falling backwards. Do you need to work on spiritual disciplines? Or are you focusing on getting physical … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: The Stages of Blending

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[display_podcast] Blending your stepfamily can feel like you are literally in a blender:  being blended, chopped and pureed.  However, the goal is feeling a sense of unity, harmony and familial cooperation (I mean, let’s face it, no family – even non-blended families are perfectly peaceful). Blending is a mixing and mingling of the family, so as to produce the desired result of unity or of feeling of “oneness”. That doesn’t mean that you’ll agree on everything, but it is a feeling of harmony and … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 45: From the Heart

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[display_podcast] Let’s talk about our hearts today. 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 good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth spe … [Read more...]


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