Staying Married

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Setting Financial Boundaries in Blended Families

Setting Financial Boundaries in Blended Families

Blended family couples avoid many problems when they communicate and discuss money matters mutually.

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‘I’m So Grateful to Know I’m Not Alone’

Josh and Tracey Devine barely survived their blended family turmoil, but with God’s grace and the help of resources like FamilyLife Blended®, they are now helping other stepfamilies survive and thrive.

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supporting your spouse in a stepfamily

Choosing Sides: Supporting Your Spouse in a Stepfamily

When you must decide between siding with your child or your spouse in a blended family, choose your spouse.

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Remarriage

Two Funerals and a Wedding

Three ways I’ve helped my stepfamily grieve the deaths of both previous spouses.

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Good news about marriage

Some Good News About the Bad News About Marriage

Divorce rates aren’t really as bad as the academics were implying.

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Getting married again

Learning to Speak Marriage Again

A new marriage requires learning different forms of affection, communication, traditions, and expectations.

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Romance and sex

The Challenge of Re-Sex

Sex is an important part of remarriage, but a healthy sexual relationship doesn’t necessarily result in a healthy marriage.

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Marriage

Placing Your Spouse in the Front Seat of Your Heart

Your children will benefit when you make a strong commitment to your new spouse.

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Having fun together

Maximizing the Fun Factor in Your Remarriage

A regular dose of fun, relaxing time together is a key part of a dynamic, fulfilling marriage relationship.

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Staying close in remarriage

Staying Close in Remarriage

Strong couples feel close to one another because they know what to do to make that happen.

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Marriage

Everyone Thought They Were Perfect for Each Other

Despite doing all the right things in seemingly right circumstances, Rob and Rhonda Bugh struggled to make their remarriage work.

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Blended families

A Roadmap to Harmony in Your Blended Marriage

The simple events of everyday life can create hurt feelings and anger that send blended families down the road to isolation.

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Money issues

Step-money: Getting to the Heart of the Matter

When you combine the practical challenges of money management with the complications of stepfamily living, money issues become volatile.

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Heal before remarriage

Getting Honest About the Death of a Marriage

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.

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Couple checkup

Take the Couple Checkup

Discover your relational strengths and identify areas where you can grow in your marriage relationship.

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Remarried

They Thought Marriage Would Be Easy

Kyle and Jamie Soucie had been married before. This time, they figured, things would work out “happily ever after.”

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Marriage checkup

A Relationship-Positioning System for Marriage

The Couple Checkup offers couples a checkup on the health of their marriage.

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