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Developmental Stages of Marriage

Most people are familiar with the stages of child development but what about the developmental stages of marriage?  Not as widely known, but familiarity with typical stages of marriage can be as helpful as understanding your child’s development.  Michele Weiner Davis notes stages of marriage in her book The Divorce Remedy: The Proven 7-Step Program …Read More

Seasonal Compromises

When thinking about the holidays, most people focus on family. Family outings, gatherings and traditions are a large part of the holiday season for many people. For a stepfamily, the “family” aspect of the holidays can bring added stress and pressure. Differing traditions and priorities can collide to make the holidays an especially difficult time …Read More

Facing Adolescence Together

Prepare your relationship to withstand the teen years By Cary and Tonja Rector   Mark Twain once said, “When a boy turns 13, seal him in a barrel and feed him through a knot hole. When he turns 16, plug up the hole.” Parenting teenagers is challenging. Adolescence can strain parents’ relationship with their teen …Read More