Blended families face a set of unique challenges before and during the blending process. There’s a lot to consider and there will be bumps in the road. The good news is, all of these challenges can be addressed. Kids often take longer to adjust than we realize. All the squabbles, growing pains, and discipline are well worth the effort because of one thing — FAMILY.
Congratulations on your first baby! Get ready for all the joys of a party of three, but… as you do — keep in mind that most couples spend so much time focusing on baby showers, planning the nursery, Lamaze, and parenting classes, that they usually don’t think about how this bundle of joy is going to impact their marriage.
Forgiveness is crucial to a healthy and thriving marriage. When you hold on to resentment and bitterness, your overall health takes a hit. It pours over into all areas of your life.
The ultimate test of a relationship: can you disagree while holding hands? With that in mind, we want to share 7 strategies for healthy conflict resolution that can truly make a difference in your marriage.
There’s no better way to learn what love between a husband and wife looks like than seeing it firsthand as a child. In the long run, kissing (or your choice of affection) parents are not only drawing closer to each other but also building connections within your entire family.
The holidays are indeed wonderful, but the whole truth is that they are also extremely stressful. Especially on relationships. It’s one of the most common things to hear about around the holiday season. Here are 6 relationship problems that seem to surface around the holidays (and how to overcome them):
“Merry Christmas!” is often synonymous with “I maxed out the credit card.” How did that happen? News Flash: Commercialism bought Christmas decades ago. How does one do Christmas right… financially speaking? Here are some ideas to help you keep your wallet and your relationships merry and bright this season.
You’ve found “the one” and you’re in love. There are so many things to think about, so many people to share this news with, and so much to get done. But there’s more to think about than just your wedding day. Take a look at these easy tips to prepare for your actual marriage.
You’re both busy, and finding ways to connect with your spouse is definitely a challenge. When you’re always on the go, it seems hard enough to find any time for yourself let alone your marriage. The good news is, if you’re intentional, you can make time to connect despite the chaos surrounding you both.