Just as the Israelites traveled a long time before entering the Promise Land, so will it be for your stepfamily. Seriously consider your children’s losses before deciding to remarry. Don’t force children to make choices, and examine the binds they feel.
Specializing in stepfamily therapy and education has taught me one thing: Couples should be highly educated about remarriage and the process of becoming a stepfamily before they ever walk down the aisle.
Remarriage—particularly when children are involved—is much more challenging than dating seems to imply.
Your spouse will see a self-centered brat who won’t abide by the house rules. Are you more committed to your children or your marriage?
Expect to have different opinions and to disagree on parenting decisions. If you aren’t willing to risk losing your child to the other home, for example, don’t make the commitment of marriage.
Making a covenant does not mean neglecting your kids, but it does mean that they are taught which relationship is your ultimate priority.
A marriage that is not the priority will be mediocre at best.Be sure to open your eyes well before a decision to marry has been made.The following list represents key challenges every single parent (or those dating a single parent) should know before deciding to remarry.It always amazes me when people judge an entire population of people based on just one date alone.But people do it all the time — including the author of this blog post.She misleads people by titling it “On Dating Chinese Men” — when it really ought to be called “My Bad First Date With a Chinese Man.” But here’s another thing that really troubles me.