Building Trust

Question I recently married a widow who has 8 and 10-year-old daughters.  My wife has acknowledged that because of their fathers’ death and her need to work two jobs, many […]

Step-Family Differences

Question My husband and I divorced four years ago.  Now he is remarried, and his new wife allows my 10-year-old daughter to watch movies, wear clothes, etc. that I don’t […]

Spoiled Children

Question This is my first marriage but my husband’s second. He feels so guilty about his divorce that he spoils his children—they get whatever they want, whenever they want, with […]

Bonding with Step-Children

Question I’m a step-father to three kids. I thought once the newness of our marriage wore off that the kids would warm up to me, but it’s been rough. The […]

Step-Parent Troubles

Question My husband and I divorced four years ago. Now he is remarried, and his new wife allows my 10-year-old daughter to watch movies, wear clothes, etc. that I don’t […]

Unwelcoming Step-Children

Question I’m a step-father to three kids (two sons, ages 8 and 13, and a daughter, age 11). (My wife and I had been married a year and a half. […]

Christian Values after Divorce

Question My wife left me for another man and is living with him. She and I share custody of our 15-year-old daughter. That means my daughter is constantly exposed to […]

Re-Marriage and Children

Question I have remarried, and now feel like I am in the middle of a war. I love my husband and my kids, but I am constantly in the middle […]