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BLENDING YOUR STEPFAMILY

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage…

So beautiful, but not the only “norm” anymore. Being Remarried with kids is just as common. The problem is that only one out of three Remarried’s with children will actually make it until “death do us part”. Why? There are many reasons. Second families just do not work the same as first families yet we enter into them expecting them to. With the right tools and support we can have a very happy stepfamily. This is the mission of Blending Your Stepfamily.

Joseph was Jesus’ Step Dad. He could have taken the attitude “the child is not mine, I wasn’t there when He was conceived”. But he accepted the boy as an assignment from God to raise Him up in the way He should go. If we can look at our step relationships as an assignment from God, and that He chose us to raise this child, or love that stepparent or stepsibling, perhaps we can not only impact their life but maybe the world.

THE PODCAST

Blending Your StepFamily addresses issues such as co-parenting, discipline, jealousies, resentments, the blending stages, communication, stepmom stuff and the list could go on. We will delve into the unique circumstances that blended families face.

Proverbs 3:5,6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” This verse says it all in that if we will trust God and lean on His wisdom and understanding, and acknowledge that He is involved with us; then He will make our path straight and give us direction in every situation our family may face..

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Pam Rohr is a Certified Professional Life Coach, teacher, speaker and author of “Blended But Not Broken: Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families”. Pam has her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Utah.

She and her husband Ron have been married for over 28 years with a very blended family of yours, mine, ours and theirs. They went through the process of blending during a time when very little information was available. They have experienced many of the roadblocks stepfamilies face and have overcome them successfully. It is now Pam’s desire to help other families blend more rapidly by giving them tools, support and encouragement.

She has counseled and coached many couples and she and Ron have led several classes for stepfamily marriages. Pam not only has the book knowledge for blending a stepfamily, she has personal experience.

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Christian teaching about church relationships, men and women relationships, parent and child relationships within blended families

Blending Your StepFamily: Healthy Communication, Part 2

Picking up where we left off last week, healthy communication is a part of a strong foundation for a family.  If the foundation decays, the family inevitably falls apart – and the parents must lead the way toward effective, healthy communication. Assertive communication clearly states what you desire and need with respect, clarity and boundaries. […]

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Christian teaching about church relationships, men and women relationships, parent and child relationships within blended families

Blending Your StepFamily: Healthy Communication, Part 2

Picking up where we left off last week, healthy communication is a part of a strong foundation for a family.  If the foundation decays, the family inevitably falls apart – and the parents must lead the way toward effective, healthy communication. Assertive communication clearly states what you desire and need with respect, clarity and boundaries. […]

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Christian teaching about church relationships, men and women relationships, parent and child relationships within blended families

Blending Your StepFamily: Healthy Communication, Part 1

It’s been said that the key to any happy marriage is healthy communication.  In the cases of blended families, it’s not only the key to happiness, but paramount to the marriage’s survival. Therefore, let’s consider these questions: Do I feel that I am heard and understood by my spouse? Do I really hear my spouse, […]

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Christian teaching about church relationships, men and women relationships, parent and child relationships within blended families

Blending Your StepFamily: Wounds and Forgiveness

Today, we’re going to talk about forgiveness and emotional wounds. Forgiveness is a foundational must in order for our emotional wounds to heal. While none of us can escape being hurt along life’s path, it’s what we do with those disappointments and betrayals that define us. I’ve heard people say, “I could NEVER forgive them!” […]

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Christian teaching about church relationships, men and women relationships, parent and child relationships within blended families

Blending Your StepFamily 46: Broken

I am going to share right from my heart today. Lately I’ve been a bit discouraged about recording more podcasts and blogs about blended families. The truth is, I felt like a hypocrite because my blended family is not how it used to be and not how I want it to be. Satan has been […]

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Christian teaching about church relationships, men and women relationships, parent and child relationships within blended families

Blending Your StepFamily: Five Tips for Success in Your Remarriage with Children

This week, we’ll discuss five tips that lead to a successful blended family.  All of these take time and conscious effort, but have huge payoffs in creating a harmonious, loving family in the end. 1)  Maintain an atmosphere of family inclusiveness.  Make it clear that we are one family and we are ALL important.  This […]

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Christian teaching about church relationships, men and women relationships, parent and child relationships within blended families

Blending Your StepFamily: The Stages of Blending

Blending your stepfamily can feel like you are literally in a blender:  being blended, chopped and pureed.  However, the goal is feeling a sense of unity, harmony and familial cooperation (I mean, let’s face it, no family – even non-blended families are perfectly peaceful). Blending is a mixing and mingling of the family, so as […]

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Christian teaching about church relationships, men and women relationships, parent and child relationships within blended families

Blending Your StepFamily 45: From the Heart

Let’s talk about our hearts today. Scripture says in Proverbs. 4:23: “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” In other words, we live our lives from our hearts. What ever is in our hearts is what we shall bring forth in our lives. Luke 6:45 says: “The good man […]

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Christian teaching about church relationships, men and women relationships, parent and child relationships within blended families

Blending Your Stepfamily: The Marriage Covenant

The family dynamics of blended families are unlike any other.  My husband and I have weathered many storms and have come out on the other side – together!  Now, I’d like to share a few pearls of wisdom with you. But before we launch into them, keep in mind 1 Corinthians 1:3-4, which says: 3 Praise […]

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Christian teaching about church relationships, men and women relationships, parent and child relationships within blended families

Blending Your StepFamily 44: Wisdom From A Six-Year-Old

Welcome to Blending Your Stepfamily!  YOU are the reason I am here.  I love your family, I understand the “differentness” of a step family and I really want your family to come to a place where everyone knows where they fit.  Stepfamilies have to negotiate and renegotiate their relationships.  And success is felt when the […]

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Christian teaching about church relationships, men and women relationships, parent and child relationships within blended families

Blending Your StepFamily 43: How Divorce Impacts Teenagers: 13-18 Years Old

We have been discussing how divorce effects children differently, depending on their ages.  It’s so important to be aware of this when a family is experiencing divorce, in order to help your child cope in ways that are most beneficial to them in their age group.  Today we will discuss how divorce impacts teens, ages […]

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