Grieving the Death of a Spouse

Two Funerals and a Wedding

Three ways I’ve helped my stepfamily grieve the deaths of both previous spouses.

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Some Good News About the Bad News About Marriage

Divorce rates aren’t really as bad as the academics were implying.

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Learning to speak marriage again

Learning to Speak Marriage Again

A new marriage requires learning different forms of affection, communication, traditions, and expectations.

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The Challenge of Re-Sex

Sex is an important part of remarriage, but a healthy sexual relationship doesn’t necessarily result in a healthy marriage.

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Remarriage and blended families

10 Things to Know Before You Remarry

Challenges every single parent should consider before deciding to remarry.

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Placing Your Spouse in the Front Seat of Your Heart

Your children will benefit when you make a strong commitment to your new spouse.

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Maximizing the Fun Factor in Your Remarriage

A regular dose of fun, relaxing time together is a key part of a dynamic, fulfilling relationship.

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Marriage or remarriage

Staying Close in Remarriage

Strong couples feel close to one another because they know what to do to make that happen.

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Everyone Thought They Were Perfect for Each Other

Despite doing all the right things in seemingly right circumstances, Rob and Rhonda Bugh struggled to make their remarriage work.

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Blended families

A Roadmap to Harmony in Your Blended Marriage

The simple events of everyday life can create hurt feelings and anger that send blended families down the road to isolation.

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Money and marriage

Don’t Let Money Ruin Your Marriage

A list of 34 questions to ask before the wedding.

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Christian advice for stepfamilies

Step-money: Getting to the Heart of the Matter

When you combine the practical challenges of money management with the complications of stepfamily living, money issues become volatile.

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God's purpose for marriage

Marriage Is Better the Second Time

Chip and Jan Winnard were like “two people trying to glue themselves together without the glue.”

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Heal before remarriage

Getting Honest About the Death of a Marriage

If you haven’t dealt with your previous marriage, it’s never too late. Taking the time to heal may be the most important thing you do for your second marriage.

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Take the Couple Checkup

Discover your relational strengths and identify areas where you can grow.

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They Thought Marriage Would Be Easy

Kyle and Jamie Soucie had been married before. This time, they figured, things would work out “happily ever after.”

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A Second Chance to Marry Jason

Even after we were divorced, my husband pursued me.

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Correcting an Old Mistake

When Daryl Smith began calling his ex-wife Gwen, she just laughed. “You got me once. You won’t get me twice.”

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Marriage checkup

A Relationship-Positioning System for Marriage

The Couple Checkup offers couples a checkup on the health of their marriage.

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When Logic Said ‘No,’ My Heart Said ‘Why Not?’

As I considered remarriage, I was scared of the work it would take to blend these two families.

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Remarriage or second marriage

Is Remarriage a Step in the Right Direction?

You must understand the challenges of stepfamily living in order to make an informed choice about remarriage.

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