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A Nation Of Stepfamilies

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Statistics are Staggering: The majority of families have shifted from the original biologically bonded mother, father and child. We are now a nation in which the majority of families are divorced. Most go on to remarry or form living together relationships. We are a nation of step-relating families.These families take a multitude of forms:● Divorced with children; the children reside with one parent and visit the other. Most are dating or looking for new partners.● Remarried, (more...)

The Dynamics Of The Step Family

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​I. The Stepfamily Cannot and Will Not Function as Does a Biological FamilyThe stepfamily has its own specific dynamics and behaviors.Since we know no other there is a tendency to overlay the expectations and dynamics of the biological family on to the new stepfamily.II. There is No Replacing the Biological ParentIn the stepfamily we cannot reconstitute the biological family. Mother and father are hallowed words and are determined by biological connections. A child often almost (more...)

New Year … New Divorce Challenges. Are You Protecting Your Children?

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CCTStatistics bear it out. Every January the number of couples filing for divorce rises dramatically. And while the divorce rate has gone down the past few years, because of the economy, January is still the month with the highest divorce rate. When you think about it, the reason comes as no surprise. Many couples considering splitting decide to wait until after the holidays to break the news to their children. Others wait to take advantage of (more...)

How to Understand a Business Valuation in Your Divorce

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Your wife is a very successful dermatologist. She owns a practice with 3 other doctors. Your family lived the life of their dreams until your wife cheated with your neighbor and told you she was leaving you.
You don’t earn nearly the income she does. Her career came first and yours always took a backseat.  You are counting on receiving money from her business to assist you financially until you can (more...)

Achieving Your Best Outcome

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Now that you have worked through the issues of property, alimony, custody, and child support, the last step you need to take to finish this process is to actually finalize your divorce. Ironically, the absolute divorce is generally the easiest and simplest element of a divorce—it is, basically, the official and public statement that the two of you no longer wish to be married. From a legal perspective, it is important that you take this final step; (more...)

Wanted: A Spouse Willing to Suffer

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Future husband wanted: A man who is compelled to live out the gospel in marriage through a willingness to embrace suffering.

You’ve probably heard of people creating a list of qualities they search for in a potential spouse. Kind, smart, funny, and attractive are characteristics people often rank at the top of their non-negotiables. But these lists usually miss one of the most important qualities in the life of one who follows God: a willingness to embrace (more...)

Does Having Multiple Sex Partners Before Marriage Lead to Divorce?

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As premarital sex has become more accepted among men and women in North America, the likelihood of a man or woman having multiple partners before settling down has increased. While the rate of divorce has increased at the same time, it is unlikely the effect of the growing trend, according to new research from the University of Utah.
By exploring and comparing five-year divorce rates and the number of sexual partners women had before marriage, Nicholas H. Wolfinger &(more...)

Divorce in the Bible

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Divorce is far from a new concept, which is why it is unsurprising to discover that the Bible has plenty to say on the subject. Christians looking to divorce tend to ask the following question: Is divorce a sin? In order to best answer the question, it is important for Christians to seek the guidance of the Bible. As a general matter, divorce is forbidden for the Christian, with three explicit exceptions for separation as outlined in the Scripture. (more...)

Divorcing an Alcoholic or Drug Addict

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Divorce is never an easy time for families or their loved ones. When one partner is addicted to drugs or alcohol, the process can be even more difficult. This is especially true when the couple has children to consider. Drugs and alcohol put a strain on more than just their abuser; they hurt everyone around, and addicts almost always put their addiction above everything else. When divorce arises due to drug and alcohol abuse, it is important to take (more...)