Category: Marriage

A New Perspective For Mother’s Day: Having a Mary Attitude

Mother’s Day can look completely different in blended families; maybe even a little awkward at times.  It’s so easy to allow our thoughts to start drifting and the next thing we know we are comparing our Mother’s Day to someone else’s Mother’s Day.  Before long we are feeling defeated and just plain different. We might even feel like it’s not fair

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A Unified Marriage: Things I Never Learned In Marriage Counseling

When parenting and marriage get hard, the days seem extra long. It’s easy to get stuck feeling like those hard moments or days are all the time or every day. We have learned it is important to keep things in perspective. It is important to not let our emotions paint the perspective. I have a hard time showing love to my spouse when we get stuck in this hard cycle of unending days of trial.

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Stepkids Are Not Accidents

When I first joined the family, my stepdaughter shared with me that she was “an accident.”  As a believer, I am acutely aware that our words have the power of life and death (Proverbs 18:21).  I realized that she must have overheard an adult conversation, and it hurt to know that these words were spoken over her.

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Prayer and Support in the Season of Court

Court and custody, what a challenging experience for any blended family. It is one of the heaviest things we can walk through. To share custody and decisions with someone who often disagrees with you and is difficult to get along with and to have to do this during and after a custody battle is humbling.

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Can We Have A Custody Re-do?

As of today, we are coming up on three years of custody stuff, and I finally feel like I’m allowing myself to begin the healing process. Oh, if only I could do it over again with what I am learning now, things would be much different. If you find yourself along for a similar ride, let me give you a few helpful ways to cope with a custody battle, that I learned after the fact:

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My Husband, My Hero

Days like today, I find myself reflecting on what an incredible blessing it is to be married to my husband. It’s not a national holiday, nor is it his birthday. It’s just a day that I am thankful he exists. Today was just another day in the life of Rachel, where my heart is feeling ripped and gripped by what I would consider a nasty email…

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