Blending Your StepFamily 35: Giving Our Adult Children Money

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[display_podcast]Last week we discussed Ted and Susie’s situation about whether they should give money to Ted’s grown daughter who is in debt.Not surprisingly, people have differing opinions on this subject.  Some parents believe that once their child is out on their own, they need to make it on their own.  And those parents who have or do help their children financially do so because they are “legitimately concerned” about their child’s financial well-being, while others stated they did … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 34: Is it Help or Helping to Keep Em’ That Way?

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[display_podcast]I pray that each of you are growing in the kingdom and learning to love each other as Christ has loved us.  You know, I can’t think of a better place to learn how to really love than in a stepfamily.  It’s a daily choice to choose to love others as God has loved us.  It’s a growing process but that process begins with wanting to please God by loving the ones He has sent us.  And that always begins with our family whether it’s blended or not.  You and I both chose to marry our … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 55: Eggs in a Tree, Kenn Kington & Riley Armstrong

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[display_podcast]In Germany, people set up Easter egg trees to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.  They are much like Christmas trees, but instead of your backyard tree loaded with ornaments, lights and strings of stale popcorn, imagine it loaded with beautiful, decorated Easter eggs.  It’s a glorious, breathtaking sight! (Albeit a frightening sight for those allergic to eggs.)Now, what could have started this tradition?  Could it have been a lazy lack of desire to clean up after vandals egge … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Wise or Foolish Builder?

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[display_podcast]Let’s talk about shared spirituality today and it’s relevance to stepfamilies and couples.  Couples who share common spiritual beliefs show a significant increase in the success of their marriage vs. those who do not have spiritual agreement.  One study, lasting 25 years and including couples from all 50 states as well as 27 other countries, revealed that those couple’s that enjoy close spiritual intimacy report significantly happier marriages.  These areas were included in t … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 33: Supporting Your Child

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[display_podcast]For children, divorce can be very stressful, sad, and confusing. At any age, kids may feel uncertain or angry at the prospect of mom and dad splitting up. As a parent, you can make the process and its effects less painful for your children. Helping your kids cope with divorce means providing stability in your home and attending to your children's needs with a reassuring, positive attitude.As a parent, it’s normal to feel uncertain about how to give your children the r … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 7: Russ Taff

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[display_podcast]Grammy award winning singer and songwriter Russ Taff calls into the show this week to discuss honesty in prayer, marriage, recovery and so much more!Russ loves the honesty found in Robert Duvall’s character in the 1998 movie, “The Apostle” (which featured his Grammy winning song, “Ain’t No Grave”) when he would say something like:“I screwed up again. Help me, Lord. That’s why you died – ‘cause I can’t do it without You.”Russ and I go back decades ago when we toure … [Read more...]


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