Blending Your StepFamily: Signs of Domestic Abuse

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: Last time I shared part of my story about being married to my first husband and the abuse I suffered.  Today, I would like to look at the signs of abuse, how do you know if you are in an abusive relationship?  For those of us who are in one or have been in one, it’s not all abuse, right?  That’s why we stay.  We see some good in our partners’; we believe or want to believe them when … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: My Abuse

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: I recently described how my ex-husband came to believe in the Lord.  Incredibly, the Lord allowed me to be a part of his salvation.  I say incredibly because for the years we were married, he was my abuser. We were married for five years and had a son together. My little boy tried so hard to become my protector, he was three and four-years-old, but he sure tried to defend his ma … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: A “Bad Parenting” Case Study

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IN THIS EPISODE OF THE PODCAST, I’M GOING TO TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT A “BAD PARENTING” EXPERIENCE I HAD AND WALK THROUGH WHAT WOULD HAVE TURNED IT INTO A “GOOD PARENTING” SITUATION… We’ve seen bad parenting before… It was in a restaurant, at a ball game, or in the store. A parent was being held hostage by a 3 year old, or a ten year old, or a seventeen year old. The tantrums, moody attitudes, screams when the parent tries to do something for the child’s good, and overall disrespectful attitudes … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: Poor Self Esteem Is NOT Your Child’s Problem

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From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor: ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S SELF ESTEEM? YOU SHOULDN’T BE… AND HERE’S WHY… For years we’ve been told that our children have a fragile, but incredibly valuable sense of self-esteem, and that if we aren’t careful, we could damage it beyond repair. As a result many attempts have been made in educational theories, parenting philosophies, and other areas, to bolster and build up a child’s sense of self worth. Some of the tactics … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: How Parents Can Impact Their Child’s Direction

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YOUR CHILD’S DIRECTION MAY BE ONE YOU REGRET, BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO GIVE UP HOPE… Parents of adolescents, older teens, and adult children can often view the trajectory of their child’s life with great concern because they can see the disaster that bad choices are bringing. Is there anything a parent can do to divert their child from a life of terrible consequences?In this episode of the podcast, I’m going to give every parent two things they can do that will help them move into their child’s … [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...]


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