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Biblical Solutions for Blending Stepfamilies Biblical Mindset * Remarriage * Blending Families * End Generational Divorce Are you exhausted as a stepparent? Heart hurting, stepmom? Are you tired of fighting with your spouse because you don’t co-parent the same? Do you argue about how to deal with a contentious ex-spouse? Do you wish your spouse would understand how difficult it is to be a stepparent when your stepkids don’t respect you? Are you ready to quit and get a divorce? Not so fast, f ...
 
The Stepfamily Foundation, Inc., provides counseling for the stepfamily / blended family, divorce counseling, remarriage counseling and stepfamily certification seminars. The Stepfamily Foundation Inc., headquartered in New York City, is a not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1975. We provide counseling in person and on the telephone worldwide. As an educational institution chartered by the State of New York the Stepfamily Foundation provides Certification Seminars for professio ...
 
Life certainly has it's ups and downs. How you deal with those challenges is what can make you or break your relationships. Stepfamily Lifestyle Series offers personal growth and development strategies in areas concerning blended family and remarriage. Claudette Chenevert, known as the Stepmom coach provides help, advice and guidance for those seeking to improve their relationships, one STEP at a Time. Get your FREE e-book "Words of Hope, Inspiration and Wisdom for Stepmoms" at http://www.st ...
 
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EARLY BIRD NOTICE! Join the new FB Group for Women who are ready to do the work in their Stepfamilies! Big NEWS! Big ANNOUNCEMENT! Inside!!! Today's amazing episode asks powerful questions about the church's role in ministering to stepfamilies. Church Leaders: What if you (your church) were known for that consistent soft landing where kids felt saf…
 
EARLY BIRD NOTICE! Join the new FB Group for Women who are ready to do the work in their Stepfamilies! Do you know what you do more than 35,000 times per day? Listen in to today's episode to learn the 3 things that typically precede the exhaustion you often feel in your stepfamily and what you can do to regain the energy and control you crave in yo…
 
EARLY BIRD NOTICE! Join the new FB Group for Women who are ready to do the work in their Stepfamilies! Blending is hard. It can take a little longer to understand that our kids and stepkids are struggling in similar ways we struggle; the challenges they face are somewhat similar to our own. Meet Wanda Patrick. Wanda understands the challenges singl…
 
Ever wonder what your stepkids are thinking?! You're not alone, stepmom. We've got you, stepdad! The reason blending families feels so hard is because creating stepfamilies IS HARD!!! From our guest: "We're humans. So it's going to be hard. I don't even fault my dad or my stepmom or my stepdad for the way they handled the situation. They handled it…
 
Note: This episode may be triggering. (Drug use and suicide) Did you know that if a mother has used marijuana in the past year, her child is 80% more likely to use marijuana? The stats for dads are even more shocking! A father who uses their child is 90% more likely to use marijuana. Listen to this week's episode to get equipped with the knowledge …
 
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to START, Stepfamily! You can do this! Create a sacred space to apply on your reflections from last week (Mission #011) on what you've learned about yourself, your spouse, and your stepfamily. Then, take the first step. Feels awkward? No worries! Do it anyway. Get evidence through messy action and se…
 
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to carve out 15 minutes of time each day to glean insights, as a couple, about God's call for you and your marriage! You can do this! Create a sacred space to reflect on what you've learned about yourself, your spouse, and your family. Listen for God to discern where he is calling you to next! PREVIO…
 
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to give yourself permission to take an intermission from your missions! Create a sacred space to reflect on what you've learned about yourself, your spouse, and your family. Where is God at work? Go there! PREVIOUS MISSIONS Mission #009 What's At The Core? Mission #008 What To Do When You Get Trigger…
 
Your fights are important, and your marriage is important. Now that you know what your triggers are (Mission #008), it's time to understand what lies underneath the triggers. When you establish some ground rules, you can fight better fights! Where do those ground rules stem from? That answer is critical to discern so you can evaluate the overall ou…
 
What if the way you fight could change your marriage for the better? 4 Part Framework to Fight Well for Stepfamilies Planned Fight: Identify - identify the trigger Manage - manage your "Myggy" (your amygdala/lizard brain/fight, flight, fre) Determine - what is the outcome you want (that builds up your marriage & family?) step three the outcome that…
 
Bill & Jen share 3 Key Points to Fight Well in War - Spiritual Warfare is real, y'all! Decide - Commit to fight spiritual battles with spiritual weapons (Read Ephesians 6) Focused time with you and Jesus Prioritize praying together as a couple Your mission, should you choose to accept it is to commit to the fight through the power of prayer. We enc…
 
Are you a list lover or do you fly by the seat of your pants? Maybe you're somewhere in between. On today's episode, we're talking about a subject that can be a little bit tricky. If you are a list-keeper, keeping a list of offenses and frustrations and harboring unforgiveness, it might be time to scrap that list. Let's take a walk on the Jesus sid…
 
How do your children grieve the loss of the family that they no longer have? What do you notice about how each of your children are grieving? How about you? Have you grieved the loss that you've lived through? That loss can take many forms that then become commingled with others' expectations for how you should behave in the face of blending. Yet, …
 
How do your children grieve the loss of the family that they no longer have? What do you notice about how each of your children are grieving? How about you? Have you grieved the loss that you've lived through? That loss can take many forms that then become commingled with others' expectations for how you should behave in the face of blending. Yet, …
 
What do you think? Does culture inspire people to pretend you're something that you're not? It can often feel that way in blends - that we're in a role that's confusing and we're not sure where to get the answers. The answers lie in the Word of God! Listen to the biggest dose of hope from our guest, Crystal Daye. Crystal goes by many titles, includ…
 
We know that resistance in your blended family comes in many forms. When we're caught up in the middle of the trial, it's easy to get distracted and get stuck. In today's episode, we invite you to come up with 3 simple, easy-peasy steps to get started in your stepfamily. If you've got one big hairy, audacious goal, you've got to break it down to ge…
 
Got a game plan for your stepfamily marriage? In today's mission, we break down how to align your goals, together! >>>>Register for the Workshop! July 9 or July 16! >>>>>Join us for the workshop July 9 or July 16! Details and registration here. >>>Download the Guide to today's episode here. PREVIOUS MISSIONS Mission #001 Mission #002 Mission #003 i…
 
Welcome to Season 5 where it's all about doing one mission at a time to create a beautiful legacy for your stepfamily! Mission #002 is all about preventing divorce/re-divorce. It involves 3 key things: AWARENESS - Action is required INTENTION - Daily investments in your marriage FOCUS - Key, small deposits that protect your marriage You can't do ev…
 
Welcome to Season 5 where it's all about doing one mission at a time to create a beautiful legacy for your stepfamily! Season 5 Missions Mission #001 Your Stepfamily Heritage Mission #002 How To Prevent Divorce Mission #003 How To Get SMARTER* Together Mission #004 What Mission Are You NOT Willing to Do? Mission #005 How To Lean Into Your Losses an…
 
Unfortunately, there is no fairy dust. However, there are tools you can use to stop the chaos in your blend, one step at a time! Listen in to today's episode to acquire the steps you need to move forward. It all starts with one decision to move forward. Are you ready? PREVIOUS MISSIONS - Season 5 Mission #001 Your Stepfamily Heritage Mission #002 H…
 
Now that you've been together for a bit, a sneaky little thing called unmet expectations can begin to sabotage your starry-eyed love affair. That's why it is so important that you START WITH YOU! Because friends, YOU are where it's at in your stepfamily! Oftentimes, we have high expectations and low communications when it comes to what we need in o…
 
Meet Dr. Jeannette Lofas, Founder and President of The Stepfamily Foundation, Inc. Remarriage is the most difficult form of marriage. Dr. Lofas has written five books on the topic. In the foundation, she and her team teach couples how to recognize and deal with the perplexing dynamics of the step relationship. Through their system, couples learn wh…
 
What if we could get our bio kids and stepkids to do anything we wanted them to do? Would you like to know how? SPOILER ALERT! All parents want their kids to do certain things at certain times, and in certain ways. Truthfully, instead of getting our kids to do whatever we want, it's more important to teach our kids how to think. And that's what tod…
 
What would your life be like if you knew your stepfamily was going to win the race – with the odds stacked against you? 80 to 1 odds in fact? What compels us to root for the underdog? Let’s face it, in families, it can often feel like it is us against the world – Attacks on our belief systems to societal mocking of God’s design for marriage, we as …
 
Did you know? More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year. These holiday chats with Mom often cause phone traffic to spike by as much as 37 percent. Funny thing, I couldn’t find any stats on the spike for stepmomma phone calls… No matter the stats, today’s episode addresses the awkwardness for stepmommas on a day set as…
 
Sometimes, it's really tough to have conversations about the money. That ends today, with this episode! It's time to get unstuck and move forward in your finances, together! How would you rate your financial literacy? How about your blended finances -- what rating would you give to you as a couple? Too often, stepfamily couples fight about the mone…
 
Have you thought about what you need to be in the cool kids club? Buckle up! We'll experience flashbacks to high school mean girls -- but, we won't stay there long. Jen welcomes Tess Scott, Author, Blogger, and Chief Encourager for Women in a girls-only episode where we talk all things stepfamily and revisit a few of those high-level embarrassing m…
 
How does Holy Week impact our stepfamily relationships? We invite you to sit quietly together as a couple and contemplate the love of Jesus for you and your family through the lens of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ! When we choose to reject God’s best for our marriage and our family, we experience separation from God. The most significant example…
 
If someone asked you to tell them the secrets to great sex and intimacy in your marriage, what would you say? In today's episode, not only do we cause glass to break and cats to screech, but we also propose one thing you can do in just 15 minutes a day to uplevel your intimacy in your stepfamily relationship. Want to go a bit deeper and gain more d…
 
Everyone has an idea of what marriage, family life and kids look like. But in a blend, those ideas can quickly become a distant memory or a longing. We get caught up in the hard, instead of enjoying the adventure. We're riddled with confusion and mystified by the chaos we find ourselves in. In today's episode, we're going to upend the chaos as we m…
 
Is Your Marriage Necessary? What do communication, accountability and unity look like in your blend? We'll talk about that and more in Episode #66! In today's episode, we meet Joe Marshall and learn of his passion for loving people, how he got from the US to Australia, and God's called to the missionary life. Not unlike many of you when Joe receive…
 
Discerning God's will in a noisy world requires intentionality. In today's episode, Bill and Jen share strategies that will work for you and your marriage so you can not only find the quiet, but begin to discern God's call, blessings, and stewardship authority for your family. Here are the 5 simple steps: Aligning your marriage with God's will thro…
 
Do you feel like it's too late for you to begin anew with your family? Is legacy building just for traditional families? Not according to our next guest, Joel Settecase. Joel shares, "One of the most important and profound and touching truths of Scripture is the doctrine of adoption. Jesus is called the Son of God, and rightly so! The way that God …
 
Is your marriage on the brink of divorce? Are you planning to stay where you are and deal with the dis-comfort, dis-ease and frustration you may be experiencing? Or would you like to take a promotion and move on? In today's episode, Jen shares 4 key strategies that work for your unique blended mission. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, …
 
You may be asking yourself; how does an NFL football career apply to blended families? Or how can it help me to listen to somebody who's experienced the fame and fortune of a great NFL career and exciting business ventures? Well, it wasn't always this way. Marques struggled too. When he first began blending with his wife, Bonnie, things weren't eas…
 
The majority of remarriages fail. Don't let yours be one of them. Blending families is HARD. We make it easier. Turn stepfamily chaos into Stepfamily Mission POSSIBLE!™ with Bill & Jen Rogers. Together, we'll obliterate the notion that stepfamilies are destined to fail so you can stop feeling that pit in your stomach on transition day and start cel…
 
Do you really believe all things are possible with God? We do. We believe all things STEPFAMILY are possible with God! It's Not Too Late! If you feel like 2022 has left you behind, no worries, friends! Let's begin again, together. In today's episode, we'll share how to get you back on the same team, and create an amazing future, together. It all st…
 
What does becoming one mean to you? How do you discern what is best for you and your family before you blend and create a new stepfamily? In today's episode, we connect with Misty Hughes, who empowers and educates women throughout the world as the CEO of Lead-Her Ministries, LLC. We talk about all things stepfamily, single motherhood, and how we so…
 
Do you want to raise children who act responsibly even when they don't feel like it? Kids who do the right thing, even when there is no one there to remind them? Children who act respectfully, even when they don't get their way? What about raising children who can solve problems, even if they don't have all the answers? These are great questions. A…
 
How do you protect what you cherish? Trust, honesty, and vulnerability are definitely required to get to the real good stuff of intimacy, sex, fun, and some lovely surprises along the way. Sometimes, we have the idea that we've "arrived" in the sense that we know how to respond to our partner's needs. Yet, it is easy to overlook the fact that our s…
 
Blending is hard. Let's make it easier together. It can take a little longer to understand that our kids are struggling in similar ways we struggle; the challenges they face are somewhat similar to our own. Meet Wanda Patrick. Wanda understands the challenges single parents and stepparents face. When her husband died, leaving her with two young chi…
 
Listen, if you're on the brink of divorce, this is a story of the power of effective communication, hope and prayer. Bill and I are no strangers to communication miscues. I mean, when you spend more than eight years together with somebody not even factoring in that you have step-kids that you don't know what to do with, you will have some communica…
 
Ever had one of those "Monster in the Mirror" moments? You know, the ones where after screaming at the top of your lungs because your kid did something that made you livid, you end up in the bathroom, staring at your reflection in the mirror and asking yourself, "Who is THAT person?" That's definitely a Myggy Experience! Becky Dozeman, a Licensed S…
 
How many of you have kids with phones? About how many apps do your kids use? How much time do they spend in these apps with their friends? Whether or not you have teens or tweens, there's a chance you may not have the answers to some of these questions, or you feel confident that your kids would not do inappropriate things online. They know the bou…
 
Merry Christmas, Family! Today's episode has us praying for you! Our hearts go out to those of you struggling with co-parenting challenges, for those unable to celebrate the birth of Jesus with their children, and for those grieving a loss. We love you, family! Welcome to Stepfamily Mission POSSIBLE! Podcast. The Podcast that helps you create the S…
 
Jesus is the Reason for the Season! And....a whole lotta new blended traditions, too! How do you celebrate Christmas? Bill and Jen have a little fun in today's episode recalling their first Christmas together when they were dating. (A rather large tree is involved!) Welcome to Stepfamily Mission POSSIBLE! Podcast. The Podcast that helps you create …
 
Laura, your story moved us to tears. Our heart grieves for your loss. We pray God enriches your ministry, Johnny's Ambassadors, so more youth are saved from the harms of marijuana. Today's episode is dedicated to the memory of Johnny Stack. May his death be a clarion call to parents, pastors, churches, and community leaders about the dangers of mar…
 
"We're humans. So it's going to be hard. I don't even fault my dad or my stepmom or my stepdad for the way they handled the situation. They handled it the best way they knew how; it just doesn't have a great outcome, but we're humans. So, it's a learning process. I hope by me speaking that it can impart some kind of deep pondering on to the adults …
 
Identity Crisis, Imposter Syndrome: they are similar, aren't they? In today's episode, Kim Moore shares a bit about her life while living with her husband and his addiction. "But the truth is I felt like I lost him many, many years before that. And through life with his addiction, very much, you know, so much of your time is, is spent focusing on t…
 
Have you ever found yourself looking for love in all the wrong places? You're not alone! In today's episode, we explore what looking for love looks life from a stepchild's perspective, with our very special guest, Angela Paganelli. We invite you to learn more about Foster Blessings Ministry. Prayerfully considering donating to a Foster Family In Ne…
 
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