Stepfamily Mission POSSIBLE!

Black Bears in Blended Families? Oh My! Featuring Mike & Kristine Stensland #11

December 17, 2020 Season 3 Episode 1
Stepfamily Mission POSSIBLE!
Black Bears in Blended Families? Oh My! Featuring Mike & Kristine Stensland #11
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Stepfamily Mission POSSIBLE!
Black Bears in Blended Families? Oh My! Featuring Mike & Kristine Stensland #11
Dec 17, 2020 Season 3 Episode 1

Did you know married couples who create stepfamilies experience their honeymoon at the end of raising their blended kids? Say what? Yep! There's truth about the timing of the honeymoon!  Blended families are complex. When couples come together, the blended roadmap is fraught with unforeseen dangers!  Honeymoons can be cut short or delayed. Listen in to learn more.  Need coaching guidance right now?  Email me at [email protected]

Join me in welcoming my entertaining guests, Mike & Kristine Stensland, to the Bluff today!

What do black bears have in common with stepfamilies?
“The sudden presence of a male bear can precipitate family breakup. At first, the mother is torn between her yearlings and the persistent male, but within a day after family breakup, she will chase her yearlings away whenever she encounters them." Has this happened in your blend?

Becoming a blended family is a journey, not an event — blending.love creates a customized map of your blended family and connects you to practical resources to help you avoid frustrating wrong turns along your journey.

Mike & Kristine are experienced blenders with 4 kiddos between them.  After launching their last blended kid off to college, they were empty nesters for 8 days before the pandemic impacted the norm and their son returned home.

BIOLOGY MATTERS! Listen in to hear Mike's experience with being a 'fake dad' to his stepsons.

I highly recommend this book we referenced Lauren Reitsema's Book,
In Their Shoes.

Hope and Healing can be found through attending Divorce Care. Details about divorce recovery 13 week program can be found here.

Pastors & Church Leaders - Are you seeking guidance on how to minister to your church stepfamilies?  Email me at [email protected] for details on establishing group programs!

Looking for more resources?  Check out stepfamilypodcast.com today to find links to Masterminds, more podcasts, and coaching.

Show Notes

Did you know married couples who create stepfamilies experience their honeymoon at the end of raising their blended kids? Say what? Yep! There's truth about the timing of the honeymoon!  Blended families are complex. When couples come together, the blended roadmap is fraught with unforeseen dangers!  Honeymoons can be cut short or delayed. Listen in to learn more.  Need coaching guidance right now?  Email me at [email protected]

Join me in welcoming my entertaining guests, Mike & Kristine Stensland, to the Bluff today!

What do black bears have in common with stepfamilies?
“The sudden presence of a male bear can precipitate family breakup. At first, the mother is torn between her yearlings and the persistent male, but within a day after family breakup, she will chase her yearlings away whenever she encounters them." Has this happened in your blend?

Becoming a blended family is a journey, not an event — blending.love creates a customized map of your blended family and connects you to practical resources to help you avoid frustrating wrong turns along your journey.

Mike & Kristine are experienced blenders with 4 kiddos between them.  After launching their last blended kid off to college, they were empty nesters for 8 days before the pandemic impacted the norm and their son returned home.

BIOLOGY MATTERS! Listen in to hear Mike's experience with being a 'fake dad' to his stepsons.

I highly recommend this book we referenced Lauren Reitsema's Book,
In Their Shoes.

Hope and Healing can be found through attending Divorce Care. Details about divorce recovery 13 week program can be found here.

Pastors & Church Leaders - Are you seeking guidance on how to minister to your church stepfamilies?  Email me at [email protected] for details on establishing group programs!

Looking for more resources?  Check out stepfamilypodcast.com today to find links to Masterminds, more podcasts, and coaching.