Family Discipleship Mini-Cast: We CANNOT Love Our Spouse On Our Own

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[display_podcast] The Bible is very clear on what God’s expectations are for us as husbands and wives (His design for marriage):Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her (Ephesians 5:25) Do not let your adornment be merely outward-- arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel--rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: The Hidden Dangers of Resentment, Part 1

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[display_podcast]From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families:Unfortunately, it’s quite normal to experience feelings of resentment from time to time in blended families but they need not cause a breach in relationships if you address the issues and move forward.  Real problems start however when you hold on to feelings of resentment.  They will choke out the life in your relationships and could ultimately destroy your family.  Resentment m … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 8: Nissan’s “With Dad” Compared To My Dad

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[display_podcast] Hello, and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast where we talk about parenting with intentionality, rather than simply letting life happen to you and your kids day after day. I’m Jefferson Drexler, and just like you, I have some days when I feel like my first aid kit isn’t sufficient and it should contain head-to-toe bubble wrap, but then there are so many other days when I’m incredibly proud that my little guys rubbed dirt on their scratch and said, “I’m all good!” … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 50: Parent As A Team

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: Get your game plan ready. “When it’s just the two of us, we have a great relationship. Add the kids and that’s when we have problems”. I have heard this grievance more times than I can count. Remarriage with kids can be very difficult to say the least. Birth parent and child do things a certain way. They understand each other. They know what is expected of each other and have a rel … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Parenting Styles

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: One study shows that an important aspect to being a very happy couple in stepfamilies is the ability to come together around matters of parenting. These happy couples have discussed, and come to an agreement, on how to raise their children. Couples who find unity regarding discipline grow closer together and are much better equipped to manage the various things that come up while … [Read more...]

Ouxano 53: Fathers, Read To Your Kids!

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[display_podcast]Guys – it’s incredibly important that you read, out loud to your kids.I have six kids from age five to twenty – four girls and two boys and my wife and I developed reading as a family tradition almost by accident.  I say “almost” because we both had the desire that our children would read well and enjoy good literature, but didn’t know at the time the HUGE benefits that have been proven out when fathers read to their kids.Studies have overwhelmingly shown that, especi … [Read more...]