I’m convinced that God uses the stepfamily experience to teach His children about choosing love.
When is it time for stepfamilies and stepparents to graduate to the next stage of life? When is it time for them to stop viewing their relationships as new?
Discover your relational strengths and identify areas where you can grow in your marriage relationship.
Kyle and Jamie Soucie had been married before. This time, they figured, things would work out “happily ever after.”
Even after we were divorced, my husband pursued me.
When Daryl Smith began calling his ex-wife Gwen, she just laughed. "You got me once. You won't get me twice."
Chip and Jan Winnard were like "two people trying to glue themselves together without the glue.”
If you haven't dealt with your previous marriage, it's never too late. Taking the time to heal may be the most important thing you do for your second marriage.
Developing a good relationship with a spouse and a stepchild
Stepfamilies are especially vulnerable to parental favoritism
You cannot afford to be a vanishing father to your biological children.
Sharing experiences of Mother’s Day.
It's common for stepfamily kids to spend weeks at a nonresidential parent’s home during the summer. Here are some tips for managing the challenges.
Issues for second-half stepfamilies to consider.
Making assumptions about your spouse’s thoughts, feelings, and motives is a risky endeavor.
The difference between premarried hope and stepfamily reality
How do you deal with a child who is sharing private information with an ex?
Children who have one parent not living a Christian life will need "spiritual inoculations" to help deal with an environment that's hostile to their faith.
When you and your ex-spouse fight, it's your children who suffer.
With healthy expectations and a specific strategy to build a relationship, a satisfying bond can be nurtured.
The Couple Checkup offers couples a checkup on the health of their marriage.
How stepfamilies can curb conflict and tension during the Christmas season.
After a divorce, part-time parenting is challenging. Take the risk of acting like a parent and perhaps your children will respect you as one.
If they work together, divorced parents can help their children adjust to differences between homes.
Children in blended families are going to feel like they don't belong, and they often take it out on the stepparent. But there is hope.
As I considered remarriage, I was scared of the work it would take to blend these two families.
Stepchildren often feel caught between their biological parents.
The normal stress of the holidays is multiplied for stepfamilies.
The first two years of stepparent-stepchild relationships tend to be tense and stressful for everyone.
The difficulty of seeking the respect and acceptance of a stepchild.
What to do when remarriage destabilizes a child’s world.
Stepparents must develop a secure bond with their stepchildren.
A delicate balancing act for blended families.
Problems arise when a biological parent continually tries to guide, guard, and direct the stepparent’s every step.
Remember Hebrews 12:2 as you look forward to a future payoff for your parenting efforts.
Sarah and Michelle alike found themselves jealous of their stepchildren.
Improving your relationship is a challenge, so be intentional.
Divorced parents who fight with each other are trampling on their most prized possession—their children who have to live in both homes
Finding an effective stepparent role is a challenge.
It hurts to watch a child suffer rejection from an uninvolved parent. Or from an inconsistent parent who promises time together and repeatedly breaks the promise.
Learning to put away childishness when dealing with a previous spouse.
Though stepfamilies may look like traditional nuclear families on the outside, the dynamics on the inside are very different.
The spiritual struggle of many Christian stepfamily adults.
You must understand the challenges of stepfamily living in order to make an informed choice about remarriage.
Suggestions from experienced stepfathers on conquering Stepdad Mountain.