Sure, I can be a stepdad; how hard can it be? If I only knew what I needed to know, my first question would be drastically different. Over ten years as a stepparent, I’ve experienced many seasons with my stepson. Some seasons, where he wanted me more involved and closer to the vest, so to […]
Divorce is painful for everyone involved, including the children. Kids are resilient, but they are dealing with some heavy emotions, thoughts, and questions. Unfortunately, many children cannot or will not express how they feel about their parents’ divorce, even if asked. In our conversations and research, we’ve found similar themes in what kids might tell […]
6 Dos and Don’ts for Entering Litigation! If you are a part of a blended family, there may come a time when you are forced to enter litigation. You might be the one receiving papers unexpectedly as we did. Or you may be the one pursuing litigation because of your co-parenting concerns. Either way, a […]
I’ve found that the firmness and steadfast nature of your commitment to your relationship, communicated directly to your spouse in a loving way, is a crucial ingredient to a long, fulfilling marriage. Scott Martindale Words have power. Proverbs 12:18 says, “There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the […]
I never anticipated hearing the words “I want a divorce,” only nine months after I had said my “I do’s” in my first marriage. Words have a powerful way of permeating your mind with a direct connection to your heart; our words and thoughts are the faucets where the mind and heart sync up. The sting of divorce is powerful yet never overrides the power and redemption of Jesus, and with Him, all things are possible, even in remarriage.