Multiple Home Realities

Co-Parenting

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.

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Outsiders in blended families

Extending Love and Grace to Outsiders in Blended Families

God showed His love for us by bringing the outsider in, and that’s how Christians should love the “extended” members of stepfamilies.

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Divorced parents

Divorced Parents Can Co-Parent Peacefully

Divorced parents should constantly evaluate themselves and ask if their behavior is helping or hurting their children.

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Dealing with ex-spouse

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.

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Blended family

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.

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Holidays

Resurrected Pain

Be prepared to face loss as you celebrate the holidays.

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Special needs blended family

Autism and the Blended Family

Your special needs stepfamily can find peace and stability with time and the right tools and perspective.

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Fathers

Stepfather, What Do Your Kids Need?

You cannot afford to be a vanishing father to your biological children.

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For mom on Mother's Day

Stepmom to Stepmom

Sharing experiences of Mother’s Day.

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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.

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Divorced parents

13 Tips for Divorced Parents

When you and your ex-spouse fight, it’s your children who suffer.

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Parenting

Telling Secrets in the Other Home

How do you deal with a child who is sharing private information with an ex?

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Parenting

Part-time Parenting

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.

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Blended family in church

When Your Children’s Other Home Is Leading Them Away From Christ

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.

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Holidays

Holiday Power Plays

How stepfamilies can curb conflict and tension during the Christmas season.

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Help children after divorce

9 Ways to Help Children Adjust to Two Homes

If they work together, divorced parents can help their children adjust to differences between homes.

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Loyalty

The Loyalty Tug of War

Stepchildren often feel caught between their biological parents.

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Parenting

Helping Stepchildren Cope with Dual Citizenship

Divorced parents who fight with each other are trampling on their most prized possession—their children who have to live in both homes

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Parenting

Where’s Mom?

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.

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Dealing with an ex-spouse

The Perplexes of the Exes

Learning to put away childishness when dealing with a previous spouse.

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