Blending Your StepFamily: Parenting Matters Really Do Matter!

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: Parenting matters is too often the very issue that tears couples apart. Often times, when two newlyweds are alone, life is good.  But add one or both sets of kids to the mix, and their happy marriage seems to go up in smoke. Why is that?  It’s a “couple issue” that is revealed when the kids are present.  If the couple can reason together and agree on such issues as:  discipline, pa … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: StepFamilies Who Meet Together Stay Together

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: The wedding day has come and gone, the honeymoon (if you were blessed enough to enjoy one) is over… So now what? You’ve brought your two families together and you’re all living under one roof.  It’s exciting, but it can also be a sad time, especially for the kids.  Their dreams of seeing their parents reunite has been dashed by your new marriage.  And if you’ve not been included mu … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Healthy Communication, Part 2

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: Picking up where we left off last week, healthy communication is a part of a strong foundation for a family.  If the foundation decays, the family inevitably falls apart – and the parents must lead the way toward effective, healthy communication. Assertive communication clearly states what you desire and need with respect, clarity and boundaries. And, it supports the other person to … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Healthy Communication, Part 1

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: It’s been said that the key to any happy marriage is healthy communication.  In the cases of blended families, it’s not only the key to happiness, but paramount to the marriage’s survival. Therefore, let’s consider these questions:Do I feel that I am heard and understood by my spouse? Do I really hear my spouse, or do I make assumptions and think, “I know what they’re sayin … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Wounds and Forgiveness

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended But Not Broken: Today, we’re going to talk about forgiveness and emotional wounds. Forgiveness is a foundational must in order for our emotional wounds to heal. While none of us can escape being hurt along life’s path, it’s what we do with those disappointments and betrayals that define us. I’ve heard people say, “I could NEVER forgive them!” and I could certainly understand, because I, too, have been hurt to the point of not wanting to forgiv … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 46: Broken

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended Not Broken: I am going to share right from my heart today. Lately I’ve been a bit discouraged about recording more podcasts and blogs about blended families. The truth is, I felt like a hypocrite because my blended family is not how it used to be and not how I want it to be. Satan has been telling me I’m a hypocrite and I listened for a while until I was told once again how much these principles are helping families to blend. I was taking on fa … [Read more...]


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