Among the hectic schedules and between-home dilemmas, stepfamilies can have fun memory-filled holidays, too. It just takes some extra work.
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?
Advice on seeing both the stepmom’s and biological mom’s perspectives.
These practical strategies will give you tools for a peaceful and effective interchange.
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.
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 should constantly evaluate themselves and ask if their behavior is helping or hurting their children.
One of the most menacing dynamics attacking the health of a stepfamily is a destructive parent in the other home.
When you have a new marriage and blended family, it's important to build a respectful working relationship with your ex.
Be prepared to face loss as you celebrate the holidays.
Your special needs stepfamily can find peace and stability with time and the right tools and perspective.
You cannot afford to be a vanishing father to your biological children.
Sharing experiences of Mother’s Day.
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.
When you and your ex-spouse fight, it's your children who suffer.
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.
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.
How stepfamilies can curb conflict and tension during the Christmas season.
If they work together, divorced parents can help their children adjust to differences between homes.
Stepchildren often feel caught between their biological parents.
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.
Learning to put away childishness when dealing with a previous spouse.