You know when you're hanging with friends and you feel like a fifth wheel? Well, that's similar to triangulation that often occurs in blended families. There's an inherent tendency for us to stick to our norms...and triangulate bio family members against step members. What if we could flip that script? Listen in for suggestions on how you can create and enhance bonds with your stepkids while building into your blended marriage, too.
Join me in welcoming my entertaining guests, Mike & Kristine Stensland, creators of blending.love for Part 2 of our time together on the Bluff!
Are you struggling with honoring a high conflict ex-spouse who is making you more than just a bit crazy? Let's work together to develop a strategy to honor that person, nurture the bond between your stepkids and high conflict ex while establishing boundaries. Email me at [email protected]
Mike & Kristine are experienced blenders with 4 kiddos between them. After launching their last blended kid off to college, they were empty nesters for 8 days before the pandemic impacted the norm and their son returned home.
Christmas - Have you developed a new, blended tradition?
MERRY CHRISTMAS, FRIENDS! THANK YOU FATHER, FOR THE GIFT OF JESUS!
Becoming a blended family is a journey, not an event — blending.love creates a customized map of your blended family and connects you to practical resources to help you avoid frustrating wrong turns along your journey.
Building Love Together In Blended Families by Gary Chapman and Ron Deal. A GREAT read!
Pastors & Church Leaders - Are you seeking guidance on how to minister to your church stepfamilies? Email me at [email protected] for details on establishing group programs!
Looking for more resources? Check out stepfamilypodcast.com today to find links to Masterminds, more podcasts, and coaching.