Parent Like You Mean It 12: Opinionated Truths?

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[display_podcast] Hello, and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It, the podcast where we talk about raising our kids to know the difference between right and wrong, good and bad, and fact versus opinion. I’m Jefferson Drexler and I admit that I’m a superhero geek. I mean, anyone who can say, “I write a blog” or “I host a podcast” innately has some level of nerd/geek/dweeb in them, right? That being said, I recently introduced my kids to last summer’s comic book blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: Bad Habits Start Early, But So Do Good Ones

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From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor: YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE POWER OF GOOD HABITS TO SET YOUR CHILDREN ON A PATH TOWARD GODLINESS When I was a kid, I had a terrible habit. I bit my fingernails. It doesn’t sound like such a bad habit, but it wasn’t just the nails themselves, I bit the skin surrounding my fingernails. I even nibbled the skin on the tips of my fingers. My fingers looked like trees after a beaver had gotten a hold of them, little tooth marks everyw … [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...]

Christian Home & Family: Self Perception Is A Fog, And What To Do About It

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From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor: The more days of life I log on this planet, the more I come to realize that the way we humans perceive ourselves is foggy at best. There are all kinds of ways it happens, from over-confidence, to lack of confidence, and everything in between. Another example is that we tend toward being unable to see our sin and the consequences of it with any sort of clarity. We excuse things we shouldn’t and condemn things in ourselves that God put … [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...]


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