“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self- discipline.” -2 Timothy 1:7
Welcome to our blended family page! With second and third marriages becoming increasingly wide-spread, there is an unmet need for God-leading support.
We have been a blended family of seven children for the last seven years. We have been raising Fran’s two youngest boys together (the rest of our kids are out of the nest). Do we relate to the challenges of a blended family? You bet. We are living it. But we are doing okay, and we want you to be okay, too.
BLENDING FAMILIES CAN BE TRICKY
If you’re not married yet, know that taking it slow is the best course of action. We dated for four years in order to get everyone accustomed to one another. Throwing everyone together under one roof in the hope that they will adapt is a common error that people make, because they are anxious to marry. If you’re already married and experiencing issues, there is hope.
Here are some topics we can talk about. There may be others that are relevant to you as a couple that aren’t on this list:
- Dating: Do we continue or are we ready to marry?
- Trusting my partner with discipline of my children
- Loving my partner’s children
- My partner’s children don’t like me
- Our children don’t get along with one another
- Prayer life as a couple/family
- To advocate or not to advocate: supporting your stepchildren
- Holidays and traditions
- Blending our extended families
We’d like to help you. We coach blended couples who are experiencing trouble. We also coach couples who want to marry, but need some guidance on blending. It’s always smart to get the coaching before the marriage, but it’s also smart to seek help when you feel your family is sinking. Either way we are here to help. We do couples coaching and one-on-one mentoring. Karen mentors women; and Fran (yes, he’s a guy) mentors the men. The two of us mentor couples together.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
This is the easy part! We can meet face-to-face or by Skype. Your future or present blended family is worth fighting for. Let us help. Go to our Contact Us page and sign up now.
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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6