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...]

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 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...]

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...]

Blending Your StepFamily 42: Parenting ‘Tweens During A Divorce or Separation

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[display_podcast] Children ages nine-to-twelve, often referred to as Tweens, are able to speak about their feelings and they understand the reality of their family situations.  When their parents separate or divorce, they usually try hard to handle their feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety. They may handle things very resourcefully and disguise their feelings from everyone. Many become active in play as a way to cope. Some may also help out with new responsibilities or otherwise “manage” thin … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 30: Telling Your Kids You’re Divorcing

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[display_podcast]When it comes to telling kids about the divorce, many parents freeze up.  It’s not easy to tell your child you are getting divorced and that one of their parents will not be in the home any longer.  You may already be a mess yourself and facing the task of telling your children that their family will be different now seems huge and in fact it is.So before you sit your kids down, think about what you want to say to them.  If you think they may ask difficult questions, thin … [Read more...]


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