Blending Your StepFamily 47: Mature Love in the Couple Relationship

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: It’s the beginning of a New Year and with it may come new years resolutions. It’s important to continue to look at the different areas of our lives and pick an area to move forward in. I like to say if we aren’t moving forward, then we aren’t just standing still, we are actually falling backwards. Do you need to work on spiritual disciplines? Or are you focusing on getting physical … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen: Jeffrey Jena

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[display_podcast] Comedian Jeffrey Jena, one of my closest friends on the planet, joins the show as we reminisce about our hazy early days in stand up comedy – which leads directly to memory loss due to getting older and frying brain cells when we were younger. You see, where some people have problems remembering things and simply blame it on a “senior moment”, Jeffrey and I know that there are entire sections of our cranium that were burned out at a Led Zeppelin concert in the mid-70’s. But h … [Read more...]

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 57: Watch What You Say!

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[display_podcast] Hola y bienvenidos a “Cosas de Verdad me Papa Dice”, el podcast donde hablamos de cosas de me padre realmente hace decir. If you don’t speak Spanish, then it’s pretty obvious that he words (or more specifically the languages) that we use to communicate with one another matter.  They matter a lot! And, when it comes to communicating to our loved ones, author Gary Chapman wrote about five different “Love Languages” that we use.  But we all don’t instinctively speak the same lov … [Read more...]

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...]


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