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...]

Christian Home & Family: Delight In Her

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From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor: HERE’S THE ONE THING HUSBANDS CAN DO TO TURN THEIR MARRIAGES AROUND… There is a lot of joking that happens surrounding the differences between men and women, mainly because the differences are very real. We men see things differently, experience things differently, and think about things differently than our wives do – and as a result, all kinds of things can happen.Confusion. Conflicts. Disagreements. Even divorce.But guys, … [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...]

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...]


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