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You Were Never Meant to Fit In

A sense of belonging is one of our greatest human needs.  From our earliest childhood moments, we just want to be a part of something.  We want to fit in. Think of the school-aged girl looking to be a part of the popular clique, or the young…

How to Not Repeat Past Mistakes

How to Not Repeat Past Mistakes We all know the pain of having made mistakes. We can be quite good at looking backwards and trying to determine where we went wrong. But it’s less common to be able to avoid making those same mistakes again…

The Secret to Being a Good Parent (and Three Ways to Do It)

The Secret to Being a Good Parent (and Three Ways to Do It) From one home to the next, the differences in parenting styles can vary as much as night and day. One parent may never discipline her child in hopes of insuring love and friendship,…

What Are You Giving Your Power To?

Whatever season you are in in your life, there are thoughts and feelings that drive you daily. Perhaps you are climbing the corporate ladder and stress is pounding at your door, perhaps you are a mother to 3 small children under the age of…

3 Signs of Emotionally Healthy People

What does True Healing Look Like? We can recognize an obviously emotionally unstable person from a mile away. But what about spotting those who are emotionally wounded and didn’t get the proper healing? For those it takes a closer look, or…
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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…

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,…

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”…