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3 Steps to Being an Effective Stepmom - When You Don’t Get Along with the Children’s Biological Mother

Is your new life as a stepmom not what you thought it would be? You've been raising your own children (wonderfully, you might add), you've read all the books, perhaps you’ve even sought counseling to help you navigate the transition to step-motherhood…
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Help, I Don’t Understand My Step-Children!

Any parent will tell you that each child is unique and that you can recognize a child’s individual traits very early on: some cry a lot, others need constant attention, while some are perfectly content to play by themselves for hours. But…
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How to Not to Hate Your Husband’s Ex

If you are reading this, you are probably part of the small percentage of step-mothers who do not have an amicable relationship with your new children’s mother. Put another way, you’ve got baby mama drama. Despite all of your efforts and…

Stop the Step-Family Denial, Stop the Stress

Have you ever known a person who refused to see the truth about himself? Who, instead of facing the truth and embracing change, ran from place to place or from person to person, trying to find assurance that he was “okay” and didn’t need…

Making Space for Faith in Your New Step-Family

As parents we know how difficult it is to instill Godly values in our children. You work hard to spend time teaching them God’s word. You send them to Sunday school. You strive to be a good example of how a Christian should live. And still,…

Struggling With Loneliness After Divorce

Perhaps you have just experienced the surprise of your life when your spouse came home and told you he was leaving.  Or you could be one of the many who has been in a miserable situation that despite all of your efforts didn’t work out. Even…

No One at Church Will Talk to Me: Tips for Being Accepted When You Are Divorced and Attractive

It’s been a long journey, but finally you are free.  Perhaps you were in a tumultuous marriage and you are now looking forward to the new life God has in store for you. Or perhaps your divorce was completely unexpected and you are finally…

Why and How to Stop Complaining (Or, Get Your “But” Out of the Way)

As believers and followers of Christ we know one thing: God operates on Faith.  Yet we use that term so loosely now that it has lost meaning, much like the word love--how can the same word be appropriate whether you say, “I love my husband”…

4 Things to Never Say to a Friend Going Through a Divorce

If you are among the more than 50% of Americans who have experienced divorce, you know what a painful process it can be.  Whether you are the one initiating the divorce or the one experiencing the shock of your life, divorce has a grief process…