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Nov
21

Stepparent Tip 5: Radical Road...

Day 1 of 1: Sometimes stepfamily relationships need a kick in the pants. ...

Nov
20

Stepparent Tip 4: Monitor

Day 1 of 1: Wise new stepparents are like hall monitors. They know what's going on but they aren't always a part...

Nov
19

Stepparent Tip 3: Give the Gif...

Day 1 of 1: Sometimes you build a bridge to your stepchild's heart by staying away. ...

Nov
18

Stepparent Tip 2: Depersonaliz...

Day 1 of 1: Here's a tip for building a bridge to your stepchild's heart. Don't take rejection personally. ...

Nov
17

Stepparent Tip 1: Be Ready for...

Day 1 of 1: A stepparent recently asked me, "Ron, what do you do with the hot and cold from stepkids? I mean, on...

Nov
14
98

The Church's Dirty Little Prob...

Day 1 of 1: I feel like the church's dirty little problem. ...

Nov
13
15

Stepparent Roles

Day 1 of 1: Dear Ron, I'm a new stepparent. Just what is my role when it comes to discipline? Signed, Confused, ...

Nov
12
99

Age Matters: Stepchild Bonding...

Day 1 of 1: When it comes to bonding with a stepchild their age matters. The seasons of a child's life can natur...

Nov
11
17

Celebrate Veterans Day

Day 1 of 1: Courage means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. G.K. Chesterton made that...

Nov
10
45

Both the Marriage and the Kids...

Day 1 of 1: So which comes first in your household your marriage or the kids? Well, actually my prescription is ...

Nov
07
265

Problems Enjoying a Stepparent...

Day 1 of 1: Have you ever thought that one reason kids don't like their stepparent is because they like their st...

Nov
06
42

Raising Faithful Kids

Day 1 of 1: Ron, I so want my kids to love the Lord. So what do I do when their other home is not a good influen...

Nov
05
144

Inspired by Stepparents

Day 1 of 1: Just how far would you go to care for one of your children? I know I'd go as far as it took and you ...

Nov
04
40

A Model Biblical Family?

Day 1 of 1: Have you ever tried to find a model biblical family to emulate? Well I have and I can't find one....

Nov
03
68

Step-stress at the Holidays--P...

Day 1 of 1: Well, here they come. The holidays are upon us. Coupled with all the joy sometimes comes great stres...

Oct
31
17

How Long to Get Along?

Day 1 of 1: Dear Ron, I just got engaged. How long will it take my boyfriend and my kids to love each other? Si...

Oct
30
38

Co Parenting: Business Meeting...

Day 1 of 1: Parents it may be time for a business meeting. No doubt lots of parenting takes place on the fly. I'...

Oct
29
1

I See a Ghost

Day 1 of 1: What do you say to your spouse when you see a haunting in progress? No, I'm not talking about ghosts...

Oct
28
27

The Ghost of Marriage Past

Day 1 of 1: Is there any chance you are haunted by the ghost of marriage past?...

Oct
27
1

A Face Hard to Love

Day 1 of 1: Have you ever heard the phrase now that's a face only a parent could love? Well, what if you are the...

Oct
24
1

It's About Time

Day 1 of 1: One of the keys to successfully combining a blended family is time. ...

Oct
23
1

Choosing Love

Day 1 of 1: There is a surprise benefit of stepfamily living; imitating God's choice to love. ...

Oct
22
1

Affection: Expecting Too Much,...

Day 1 of 1: Expecting too much, too soon from a stepparent can lead to disaster. One common pitfall for biologic...

Oct
21
1

Laugh

Day 1 of 1: You've heard it before. I'll say it again. Laughter is good medicine. ...

Oct
20
13

Fear Leading to Trust

Day 1 of 1: Have you ever noticed that fear leads us to try and take control? I certainly have noticed that in m...

Oct
17
2

Sitting on a Hot Stove

Day 1 of 1: Mark Twain once said, "A cat that sits on a hot stove won't sit on a hot stove again." And then he a...

Oct
16
66

Bless Your Kid's Stepparent

Day 1 of 1: Aren't moms and stepmoms supposed to despise each other? I guess we're not surprised when a biologic...

Oct
15
1

Humor: Not the Wicked Stepmom

Day 1 of 1: So did you hear the story about the stepmom who was reading Cinderella to her stepchildren? She was...

Oct
14
13

Do I Live in a Stepfamily?

Day 1 of 1: I don't live in a stepfamily, do I? Well, you might not be a stepparent or stepchild but many more p...

Oct
13
1

Different Level of Investment

Day 1 of 1: Do you want to hear something sobering? Kids are not always invested in the success of their parent'...