Marriage is full of surprises, but anyone in a blended-family marriage knows adaptability is a requirement for stepfamily success.
Obviously, sexual stress negatively impacts a marriage. Blended-family marriages are no different, but the nature of the stressors is different.
Your stepfamily wilderness season may involve a broken marital vow, a stepchild who doesn’t want to be part of the family, or loneliness. Regardless of your circumstances, you don’t have to stay stuck wandering in the wilderness.
Blended family couples avoid many problems when they communicate and discuss money matters mutually.
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.
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.
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.
Despite doing all the right things in seemingly right circumstances, Rob and Rhonda Bugh struggled to make their remarriage work.
The simple events of everyday life can create hurt feelings and anger that send blended families down the road to isolation.
When you combine the practical challenges of money management with the complications of stepfamily living, money issues become volatile.
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.
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.”
The Couple Checkup offers couples a checkup on the health of their marriage.