Planning Your Blended Family Wedding with Ch...
The process of planning and preparing for the wedding can help build family identity and bonding even before the ceremony.
Preparing for Coupleness and Familyness in a...
You’ve invested time to build your relationship with your partner. You need to be just as intentional with children to co-create a blended family.
Creative Blended Family Wedding Ideas for Yo...
It can feel overwhelming to plan a blended family wedding. Here are six drama-free ideas to make your ceremony special.
Resurrecting Your Marriage after a Wildernes...
Your stepfamily wilderness season may involve a broken marital vow, a stepchild who doesn’t want to be part of the family, or loneliness. Regardless of your circumstances, you don’t have to stay stuck wandering in the wilderness.
Is He Marriage Material? 6 Qualities That Te...
What makes a man marriage material? In my own search, I’ve kept a list of nonnegotiables—most revolve around Christlike character.
Finding Hope After a Broken Engagement
I began to see how God would use my broken engagement when I stopped fighting for control. He wanted to grow me through it.
Remarrying in the Empty Nest Years
Most people mistakenly believe remarrying in the empty nest years is easier. But this union brings its own unique struggles.
Blending Families Isn’t as Easy as the...
Many blended family weddings incorporate a ceremony called “blending of the sands.” But in reality it does not mean they have obtained “familyness.”
Setting Financial Boundaries in Blended Fami...
Blended family couples avoid many problems when they communicate and discuss money matters mutually.
‘I’m So Grateful to Know I’m Not Alone...
Josh and Tracey Devine barely survived their blended family turmoil, but with God’s grace and the help of resources like FamilyLife Blended®, they are now helping other stepfamilies survive and thrive.
Choosing Sides: Supporting Your Spouse in a...
When you must decide between siding with your child or your spouse in a blended family, choose your spouse.
Two Funerals and a Wedding
Three ways I’ve helped my stepfamily grieve the deaths of both previous spouses.
Some Good News About the Bad News About Marr...
Divorce rates aren’t really as bad as the academics were implying.
Learning to Speak Marriage Again
A new marriage requires learning different forms of affection, communication, traditions, and expectations.
The Challenge of Re-Sex
Sex is an important part of remarriage, but a healthy sexual relationship doesn’t necessarily result in a healthy marriage.
Placing Your Spouse in the Front Seat of You...
Your children will benefit when you make a strong commitment to your new spouse.
10 Things to Know Before You Remarry
Challenges every single parent should consider before deciding to remarry.
Maximizing the Fun Factor in Your Remarriage
A regular dose of fun, relaxing time together is a key part of a dynamic, fulfilling marriage relationship.
Staying Close in Remarriage
Strong couples feel close to one another because they know what to do to make that happen.
Everyone Thought They Were Perfect for Each...
Despite doing all the right things in seemingly right circumstances, Rob and Rhonda Bugh struggled to make their remarriage work.
A Roadmap to Harmony in Your Blended Marriag...
The simple events of everyday life can create hurt feelings and anger that send blended families down the road to isolation.
Step-money: Getting to the Heart of the Matt...
When you combine the practical challenges of money management with the complications of stepfamily living, money issues become volatile.
Getting Honest About the Death of a Marriage
If you haven't dealt with your previous marriage, it's never too late. Taking the time to heal may be the most important thing you do for your second marriage.
Take the Couple Checkup
Discover your relational strengths and identify areas where you can grow in your marriage relationship.
They Thought Marriage Would Be Easy
Kyle and Jamie Soucie had been married before. This time, they figured, things would work out “happily ever after.”
Correcting an Old Mistake
When Darryl Smith began calling his ex-wife Gwen, she just laughed. "You got me once. You won't get me twice."
Marriage Is Better the Second Time
Chip and Jan Winnard were like "two people trying to glue themselves together without the glue.”
A Relationship-Positioning System for Marria...
The Couple Checkup offers couples a checkup on the health of their marriage.
When Logic Said ‘No,’ My Heart Said ‘W...
As I considered remarriage, I was scared of the work it would take to blend these two families.