My Armor: No One Said Love Was Easy

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[display_podcast] What do you do when your marriage needs a reset button?  I recommend asking God what he says about how to recalibrate your marriage, and the clearest way to hear His opinion on the matter is to turn to the Bible. Now, if you’ve ever attended a Christian wedding or two, you’ve more than likely heard a reading from 1 Corinthians 13. It’s pretty much every Christian’s go-to verse regarding love. It says:4 Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says: The True Secret to Parenting Well!

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[display_podcast] I have the pleasure to be joined by my father-in-law, Bob Erickson.  And, as we discuss “Real Stuff My Father-In-Law Says”, we look at Bob’s secret to parenting well. We’ve all seen or heard the age-old scene of a parent telling a boy, “So long as you live under my roof, you’re going to live by my rules!” So, the boy responds by wrapping up his belongings into a bandana, tying the bandana to the end of a stick, grabbing his teddy bear and heading out into the great big world, … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 42: Parenting ‘Tweens During A Divorce or Separation

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[display_podcast] Children ages nine-to-twelve, 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 usually try hard to handle their feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety. They may handle things very resourcefully and disguise their feelings from everyone. Many become active in play as a way to cope. Some may also help out with new responsibilities or otherwise “manage” thin … [Read more...]

Ouxano 59: 1 Samuel part 6 – Parenting Tips from Eli

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[display_podcast] In 1 Samuel 3, we find little Samuel hearing from God while sleeping in the Tabernacle:2 One night Eli, who was almost blind by now, had gone to bed. 3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle near the Ark of God. 4 Suddenly the Lord called out, “Samuel!”“Yes?” Samuel replied. “What is it?” 5 He got up and ran to Eli. “Here I am. Did you call me?”“I didn’t call you,” Eli replied. “Go back to bed.” So he did.6 Then the Lord  … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 41: Parenting 6-8 year-olds During A Divorce or Separation

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[display_podcast]Six to eight-year-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 in order to define himself as good.  Just as he draws power from knowing his parents are well thought of, so too, he can be very hurt by any hint that they are not.Children of this age perceive cri … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 40: Parenting Preschoolers During A Divorce or Separation

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[display_podcast]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 babies sense things are not right when there is tension between his parents.What a baby needs from you is different from what a preschooler needs so knowing how to best help your child in the development stage they are i … [Read more...]


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