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National Stepfamily Day: 2015

Day 1 of 1Now some of you may know but today, September 16th, is National Stepfamily Day. Started in 1997, National Stepfamily Day is now recognized by all 50 states, Canada, and the UK. What are we celebrating? Well, according to the official proclamation, “National Stepfamily Day is a day to celebrate...

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Being Okay Asking for Help

Day 1 of 1A woman wrote. A counselor pointed she and her husband to this ministry and our resources and it made all the difference with their blended family. “It was like a life-line,” she said. “We need to be okay asking for help from the church, so pastors would learn about our need. We do...

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The Cowardly Co-Parent (Prover...

Day 1 of 1I’ve worked with divorced parents for over two decades and it drives me crazy when a parent is lying to their child about the other home. Often it’s a selfish motivation–money, custody, or winning the favor of the child–and all it takes is blaming the other parent or skewing ...

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Stepdad: Earning the Right to ...

Day 1 of 1Fathers are very influential. They teach respect for rules, independent thinking, and their love fosters self confidence in kids. A stepfather can have this same influence but they will never get the chance if early on they’re demanding or inconsiderate because the child will pull away and sta...

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Stepparent: Bonus Mom/Dad

Day 1 of 1A friend of mine is a stepdad and he said, “Ron, I want to be the one who teaches my stepson how to shave and who walks Emily down the aisle on her wedding day, but I think their dad ought to do that. So, what is my role?” Being the Bonus Mom or Dad sometimes means you don’t get th...

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Stepmom: A Challenging Role

I’m quite certain the average person doesn’t have any idea how challenging it is to be a stepmom. On one hand, she has all the responsibility of caretaking for her stepchildren but clearly she is not their mom. Yes, there are rewards along the way but confusion and ambiguity surround her...