Let Go and Let God

“Dad, we’ve been in a wreck. We’re not hurt but my car is pretty messed up.” My stepson, Payton, relayed the disturbing news Friday night after he and two of his buddies were involved in a car wreck that totalled his car. Physically...

Looking for Hope on Your Stepfamily Journey?

I helped with a church service at a poverty-stricken trailer park yesterday. As I spoke with those who lived there, I saw brokenness in every family. Persons affected by addiction, family members struggling with broken relationships, elderly with debilitating health...

Everything Happens For A Reason

My post today will be different than usual. I want to share an article my 17-year-old daughter wrote for her English class (with her permission). I’m sharing it to offer encouragement for difficult days.As the article suggests, we don’t always understand...

Back to Schol Tips, Part Four – Expect the Best

My son, Nathan, and I went to “Meet the Teacher” night at his elementary school last night. Nathan is beginning 4th grade and is excited about going back to school (unlike our older kids!)  On the way home, we talked about our expectations for him...

Creating a Stable Stepfamily: Live out your Faith

I caught a glimpse of a police car as I approached the door that Saturday afternoon several years ago. Upon opening it, the policeman asked for my husband, Randy, while reading the legal document he clutched.Randy took the document, not understanding why he was being...

Good News for Stepfamilies

I encounter divorced parents everyday who neglect healthy parenting because they allow guilt from their divorce to drive their actions. They believe their children will never recover from the pain of divorce.I refuse to dwell on the negative side of divorce and the...

Hope for the Future, Part Two

Before my husband, Randy, and I married, we dreamed of having a child together. But, unfortunately, Randy had chosen to have surgery to prevent more children with his previous wife.We underestimated the challenges ahead when we blended our four children together. Life...

Hope for the Future, Part One

Have you considered lately what hopes and dreams you have for your stepfamily? Do you face the the future with intentional effort toward achieving your goals?If we want changes in our stepfamily, we need to first define what changes we’re striving for and what...

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