We not only ask what it’s like to live day-to-day as a blended family, we ask how have their family, friends and church responded to their relationship — were they treated okay, or even accepted? We also asked how the kids have adapted to being in this new family — Do they fight or just flat out reject one another? Has there been any resentment in the last 2 years of their marriage? In this episode, we will hear some great thoughts and tips from Brooke and Court towards other blended families, as well as to others who truly want to reach out and minister to blended families in their church or community.
Fear, rejection, divorce, unwise decisions and pain — Life was a struggle for Brooke and Court. ” ‘It hasn’t worked your way God, I’m going to try it my own way,’ and I walked away from Christ for two years.” Struggling to make it work, they broke off their engagement — and then God stepped in. As the Lord moved in their life, they took the 40 days to get their hearts right — And then God asked them to do something crazy… Listen to this episode of PROJECT: Faith Journey to hear the amazing things that God has done in their lives. There is hope beyond life’s despair.
We’ve seen this pattern before: This is the same strategy that the devil used on Eve in the garden. He painted a picture of how wonderful the fruit was and how God was holding back the best tree because He didn’t want her to be like Him — she “deserved” to be like Him. But, is this true?
This is the coming of age story of 2 boys, brothers, both close in age, growing up in the same house… Yet, their childhood wasn’t lived the same — very different in fact. We hope that you’ll listen to this episode. It’s the story of myself, and my brother Ryan, growing up in small town Mississippi. As we got older, one of us found his place in church, while the other didn’t; He found acceptance amongst his peers who weren’t always the best influence…
Already, another foster child is leaving our home this week — We know you are asking these in your mind… The top questions we get asked as foster parents are: How do you let them into your hearts and then just “let them go?” Are you going to adopt these children? How do your children deal with having other children in the home? Listen to this quick podcast where we answer these questions.
She came to us just 3 days ago as a 2 day old! — I am in love, seriously. I already know that this little one will be hard, so so so hard to say goodbye to. There is just something that a peaceful little newborn has that is so beautiful and precious to a mama’s heart…
7 weeks. I know that sounds like a relatively short period of time. But when your “kid load” goes from three of your own, doubling overnight to six — whew! Those seven weeks feel like an eternity. When they came into our home, like any other children who come into your home through a foster care placement, you rarely know whether they are going to be in your home for a few days, or possibly even years. Listen to this episode of PROJECT: Faith Journey to be encouraged as you listen to our recent foster care experience with 6 kids in our home.
I am overwhelmed. Yes … by the sheer task of being mom to 6 kids (ranging from ages 1 to 6), all with different needs and desires. Yes … by the chaos that is sure to be a lingering effect as we find our new norm. Yes … by the hurt that I get a glimpse of in their vulnerable moments…. But, more than that I am overwhelmed by Him.
How can I parent my “bio” kids with so many needs of my foster babies? It’s hard. I feel like I am failing. But, what is the ultimate goal of parenting? Most of us, me included, want to give our kids the world. We want to guard them from hurt and pain and hardship. But, is that a Biblical goal? I don’t think so.