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Discipline Do’s and Don’ts for Stepparents

2017-02-03T11:17:35-07:00By |Categories: Featured, Step Family Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Read how to establish authority:  Discipline: A Delicate Balance for Stepparents At best, new stepparent authority is fragile and easily shattered. That’s why these do’s and don’ts  must be a priority. Do focus on relationship [...]

The Misuse of Power in Relationships?

2019-03-12T09:33:23-07:00By |Categories: Featured, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A Positive Relational Belief System Relational health and wellness are experienced for both partners in mutual relationships when there is a positive relational belief system. This healthy mutual relationship is based on a co-partnership where [...]

Discipline: A Delicate Balance for Stepparents

2017-02-03T11:17:35-07:00By |Categories: Featured, Step Family Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Emotional attachment, trust, and love are what open the door to influence in parenting. Once influence is established, an adult—foster parent, grandparent, adoptive parent, or stepparent—can lead and discipline a child. Said another way, the [...]

Healing Soul Wounds: The Digging Deeper Exercise

2016-04-13T15:26:18-07:00By |Categories: Featured, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Part 1: Helping Couples Resolve Conflict Part 2: Healing Soul Wounds : The GIFT Exercise The Digging Deeper Exercise is a spin-off of the GIFT Exercise. This technique allows couples to dig deeper into our psyche [...]

Helping Couples Resolve Conflict

2019-03-14T14:20:09-07:00By |Categories: Featured, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every marriage has conflict. In fact, famous marital researcher, Dr. John Gottman, says good marriages that last the test of time are not void of conflict (1). Healthy couples know how to resolve these inevitable [...]

Healing Soul Wounds : The GIFT Exercise

2016-08-18T19:44:09-07:00By |Categories: Featured, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Part 1: Helping Couples Resolve Conflict Part 3: Healing Soul Wounds : The Digging Deeper Exercise Relationship experts say that most fights are not what they seem to be about. The chronic conflict over our [...]

Stepfamilies: Managing Conflicted Loyalty

2016-08-18T19:48:35-07:00By |Categories: Featured, Step Family Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Read part one of this series: Stepfamilies: The Loyalty Tug-of-War Read part one of this series: Stepfamilies: The Loyalty Burden of Care   Loyalty conflicts can’t be completely eliminated, but they can be managed. Here’s [...]