Another friend called to tell me his wife filed for divorce. He’s devastated, yet ready to move on. I listened and wondered what my divorcing friend needs.
Christian stepfamily adults are often caught in a holding pattern around God and His church, unable to touch down in His love.
While attempting to combine a new stepfamily, John and Diane were once again trying to accept the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Only their church wouldn’t accept them.
If churches are going to remain strong, they must intentionally work to build smart stepfamilies.
FamilyLife Blended™ is passionate about helping stepfamilies succeed.
When you must decide between siding with your child or your spouse in a blended family, choose your spouse.
Three ways I’ve helped my stepfamily grieve the deaths of both previous spouses.
Divorce rates aren’t really as bad as the academics were implying.
A new marriage requires learning different forms of affection, communication, traditions, and expectations.
Sex is an important part of remarriage, but a healthy sexual relationship doesn’t necessarily result in a healthy marriage.
Challenges every single parent should consider before deciding to remarry.
Your children will benefit when you make a strong commitment to your new spouse.
A regular dose of fun, relaxing time together is a key part of a dynamic, fulfilling marriage relationship.
Strong couples feel close to one another because they know what to do to make that happen.
There is endless capacity for a loving relationship between a stepdad and his stepchildren.
From widow and single mother to second wife and stepmom, my soul suffered an identity crisis.
Ten ideas that helped (or would have helped) my family during our first blended year.
Jesus told us to love our neighbors as ourselves, but that requires first knowing who we are in Christ.
Strengthen bonds between kids and stepparents by going on a trip that doesn’t fit into the status quo.
When the world is telling you to blame your ex-spouse and embrace bitterness, you can work on turning your thoughts toward a peaceful working relationship.
Three helpful hints I use to navigate the holidays in my blended family.
At Christmas, decisions for an adult child of divorce become especially difficult, with both parents vying for your loyalty and attention.
Your blended family may have another river to cross and a few more battles to face, but don’t give up—significant rewards lie ahead.