Blending Your StepFamily 54: Truest Truth (About You)

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: How can we help our kids to accept and like themselves? Come to think of it, 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 know for sure, quite who we are. And our feelings about our self can change quite rapidly. We feel great when we … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Investing In Relational Capital

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: As stepparents, sometimes we can perceive more clearly some areas in our stepkids lives that need to change.  Perhaps you are noticing a pattern of lying, or sneakiness or the kids not following through on what they have promised.  Maybe they are manipulative and your spouse just doesn’t see it.  What do you do? First, I would recommend talking to your spouse about it and if you are … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: The Hidden Dangers of Resentment, Part 2

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: We recently discussed what resentment is and how it can occur between a stepparent and their stepchild.  Today, let’s talk about resentment towards your partner. Here's a few of triggers that COULD cause resentment to grow in the couples relationship:You feel your partner has let you down or is not meeting your needs:  You may feel your spouse is more concerned with their chi … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 53: Focus on the Blessings

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: 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. But as the saying goes “All good things must end.” That’s how Sara felt when she married Bob. She felt she had found the most wonderful man in the world and she was ex … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: The Hidden Dangers of Resentment, Part 1

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[display_podcast]From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families:Unfortunately, it’s quite normal to experience feelings of resentment from time to time in blended families but they need not cause a breach in relationships if you address the issues and move forward.  Real problems start however when you hold on to feelings of resentment.  They will choke out the life in your relationships and could ultimately destroy your family.  Resentment m … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 71: In Your Story, Which Scene Are You Responsible For?

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[display_podcast] My dad and I LOVE sports and movies. One flick that combines these two (to a degree) is Frequency with Jim Caviezel and Dennis Quaid. In the movie, Quaid plays Caviezel’s firefighter dad in 1969 Queens, New York. An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences. One aspect that the movie establishes in its first act is a family that starts out looking picture perfect: great … [Read more...]


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