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Tooth Brush Charades

My husband and I got married this past December so… technically we are still newlyweds. It’s an interesting thing being a newlywed in your  30s. It’s an even more interesting…

The “Normal” Step Family

Recently, while in an airport I overheard two women discussing someone they know who is part of a step family. I wasn’t trying to listen, but they were right next…

Stompin’ On the Stepmonster

You would think after 26 years as a step mother there wouldn’t be anything new to learn. Wrong. It all began when we decided to update our last will and…

Weddings and the Step family

“My step daughter and I have had a great relationship for over 12 years,” the woman shared. “She is planning her wedding, and I assumed I would be included. But…

The Christmas Photo — What’s a Step family to do?

“My mom wants to have a new family picture taken for Christmas,” Tanya shared. “She updates the photo every few years and sends it with her Christmas cards.” “Everything was…

Shaunti Feldhahn Discusses Respect at Home

Shaunti Feldhahn recently wrote a book about respect in the workplace, but she has a few things to stay about respect at home as well! Respect at home is huge–especially…

Marriage — a Labor of Love!

I attended five weddings this past year, all lovely and teary! As I listened to the couple exchange vows, I nodded in agreement. On May 22,1971, my husband and I stood…

Two Grandmas

Twenty-five years ago, my two stepsons were 11 and 13 when their dad and I got married. To them, I have always been “Stepmother” or “my dad’s wife,” which is…

Fight Fair with Joy Downs

“When couples fight, tempers flare, tongues loosen, and behavior occurs that can cause major damage to the relationship. Fight Fair! is a candid and realistic “rulebook” for married couples to…

Conquering Holiday Hassles — Part 2

Please welcome back Dr. Laura Petherbridge, who has for several years poured her life into teaching and ministering to families worldwide. Today we continue her post from yesterday — Conquering…

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