4 Proactive Steps to Take Before Stepfamily...
Among the hectic schedules and between-home dilemmas, stepfamilies can have fun memory-filled holidays, too. It just takes some extra work.
Blended Family Stress During the Pandemic
My heart grieves as friends describe new struggles and blended family stress during the pandemic. It feels like too much to manage some days, doesn’t it?
Battle of the Moms in a Blended Family
Advice on seeing both the stepmom’s and biological mom’s perspectives.
Guidelines for Discussing Finances With an E...
These practical strategies will give you tools for a peaceful and effective interchange.
Co-Parenting Doesn’t Have to Be Ugly
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.
Extending Love and Grace to Outsiders in Ble...
God showed His love for us by bringing the outsider in, and that’s how Christians should love the “extended” members of stepfamilies.
Divorced Parents Can Co-Parent Peacefully
Divorced parents should constantly evaluate themselves and ask if their behavior is helping or hurting their children.
Dealing With a Destructive Ex-Spouse
One of the most menacing dynamics attacking the health of a stepfamily is a destructive parent in the other home.
Setting Boundaries for a Meddling Ex-Spouse
When you have a new marriage and blended family, it's important to build a respectful working relationship with your ex.
Autism and the Blended Family
Your special needs stepfamily can find peace and stability with time and the right tools and perspective.
Stepfather, What Do Your Kids Need?
You cannot afford to be a vanishing father to your biological children.
Dreading that Six-Week Summer Visitation
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.
Telling Secrets in the Other Home
How do you deal with a child who is sharing private information with an ex?
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.
When Your Children’s Other Home Is Lea...
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.
9 Ways to Help Children Adjust to Two Homes
If they work together, divorced parents can help their children adjust to differences between homes.
Helping Stepchildren Cope with Dual Citizens...
Divorced parents who fight with each other are trampling on their most prized possession—their children who have to live in both homes
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.