Blending Your StepFamily 57: Premarital Expectations

[display_podcast] We all have them. In first marriages when you add children after the marriage, it’s natural to work out your roles, who does what and when. But it’s a different story in blended families where you have two separate households that may have been operating quite differently from one another. What are your expectations for the new household? You each have them and you better talk about them. The man may want a mom for his kids and he may expect her to do all of the cooking, cle … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 56: Intimacy with Christ Helps With Relationships

[display_podcast] Relationships can be difficult. If they were easy, we wouldn’t have broken families, divorces, broken hearts, misunderstandings, lack of forgiveness and bitterness, and the list could go on. But relationships are also a gift, it would be a lonely world without them. A key I have found to successful relationships is intimacy with Christ. Through intimacy with our Creator we can learn so much. What is intimacy with Christ? It’s getting to know Him through pursuing a rel … [Read more...]

Educating and Equipping Our Families

The E-Squared Media Network proudly presents its second live webcast featuring experts in engaging and encountering our culture!This webcast, "Educating and Equipping Our Families", features host Jefferson Drexler (Parent Like You Mean It Podcast) discussing a variety of parenting issues that are unique to Christian parents in the 21st century.His first guest, Pastor Carey Green (Christian Home & Family Podcast), shares the importance and first steps to instilling what he calls a … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: StepMoms, not StepMonsters

[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: I want to thank you for allowing me to journey with you as you Blend Your Stepfamily and I would love to hear from you.  If I have not addressed an issue you are dealing with please leave a comment or email me, I want to partner with you to help your stepfamily thrive not just hopefully survive. I say hopefully survive because so many blended families end in divorce when they don’t r … [Read more...]

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

[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...]

Blending Your StepFamily 50: Parent As A Team

[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...]