January 2008 DZFI Newsletter Moving forward to 2008, this is a year we can claim healthier relationships. We’re not making any resolutions, but we are making a plan. Ours is a plan with specific goals to grow healthier and more productive in our close relationships, and we would like to invite all of our readers […]
Once we were hosting several friends for dinner. Since they were all married, we asked, “what would each of you say is the reason you have such lasting, satisfying marriages?” Almost to a person, each replied that friendship was the key. Romance and passion are generally very attractive in the beginning, but like water in […]
Successfully integrating two families takes patience, kindness and skill. One very important consideration for step-families that are bringing children (of the same or similar age) together from different spouses, is discipline. Husband and wife should communicate and come to agreement about this area. Tip: Create similar rules for same age stepchildren.