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  • 00:54

    For StepCouples: How to Date Your Mate!

    in Women

    Listen in and learn how to keep your marriage vibrant, healthy, and happy! Shela Dean shares her secrets on how to rack up frequent foreplay miles and shares her wisdom that happy marriages = happy kids.

  • 01:00

    StepCouples are the Foundation of a StepFamily

    in Women

    Please join Peggy Nolan and Erin Erickson as they dish tips, tools, and advice with Susan Wisdom, licensed professional counselor and author of "StepCoupling."

    About StepCoupling: Is your stepfamily tearing the two of you apart?

    You can have a solid marriage – and an enjoyable family life. But, to do that, you have to understand the most important relationship in a stepfamily: the stepcouple.

    “Stepcouple” means the adults in a marriage (or committed relationship) that includes children from previous relationships. Stepfamily stability and success depend on the quality and strength of the stepcouple.

    Nobody ever told you it would be this hard. You expected the Brady Bunch – but you’re fighting all the time. Whether you’re arguing openly or freezing each other out, your home is a minefield of conflict.

    The magical feelings of love and tenderness that propelled you into each others’ arms and down the aisle seem to have evaporated.

    And, truth be told, you’re wondering if you made a big mistake.

    You’ve tried everything you already know to do. But nothing worked.

    What you didn’t understand is that stepfamilies are fundamentally different from nuclear families. Stepfamilies face challenges you couldn’t begin to imagine before you were in one.
    In order to be successful, you have to understand the most important relationship in a stepfamily: the stepcouple.

    Having a healthy, strong stepcouple relationship doesn’t take magic – or luck. It takes four C’s:

    1. Nourishing strong emotional connections between partners
    2. Communicating effectively
    3. Becoming creative co-parents
    4. Clarifying unresolved issues from previous relationships

    These are all skills you and your partner can learn. Hundreds of other stepcouples – people just like you, people at their wits’ end about how to cope within their stepfamily – have learned them.

  • 00:45

    The Power Hour Of Transformation With Ha and Marybeth

    in Entrepreneur

    The Power Hour of Transformation with Ha and Marybeth is a weekly webcast show. The purpose of the show is to empower, strengthen, and impact relationships with the message of hope and transformation in individuals, groups, and communities.


    Our next guest is Judy Graybill:


    Judy Graybill helps stressed out step parents struggling with misbehaving step children or heightened tension, who want to more deeply connect with their spouse and step children and to enjoy relaxation time together.


     


    Judy falls into the 70% of stepcouples who split up. Her pain and heartache of it ending while still in love propelled her to find answers. She found them in The Stepfamily Foundation where she became a Certified Stepfamily Coach, complementing her Sociology degree. She also speaks and writes on healthy relationships. Her clients praise her for giving them “peace of mind” and being “knowledgeable”, “impartial”, “approachable”, and “honest”. Visit http://www.stepfamilycoach.com to start your journey to transform your stepfamily.

  • 00:59

    Powerless Step-Parents into Powerful Step-Couples

    in Family

    Making Life Easy with Gwen Gistarb and Special Guest Judy Graybill
    Judy Graybill turns powerless stepparents into powerful StepCouples by putting the pair back in parenting. A Certified StepFamily Coach, Judy coaches, speaks, and writes about stepfamilies building healthy relationships. Judy’s published works and interviews can be found across the Internet. Her experience as a childless stepmom complements her advanced education in Sociology. She launched Sensible Steps in 2008 and is the author of the upcoming book, Should I Stay or Should I Go? Visit Judy at http://www.stepfamilycoach.com and to request your free 60-minute strategy session.

  • 01:01

    Power Talk w/ guest Judy Graybill & Michelle Manning-Kogler

    in Motivation

    Judy Graybill turns powerless stepparents into powerful StepCouples by putting the pair back in parenting. A Certified StepFamily Coach, Judy coaches, speaks, and writes about stepfamilies building healthy relationships. Judy’s published works and interviews can be found across the Internet. Her experience as a childless stepmom complements her advanced education in Sociology. She launched Sensible Steps in 2008 and is the author of the upcoming book, Should I Stay or Should I Go? Visit Judy at http://www.stepfamilycoach.com and to request your free 60-minute strategy session.  
    Michelle Manning-Kogler is Spiritual Soul Healer, Medical Intuitive, and a Spiritual Life Coach. She is the best-selling author of, Quantum Soul Clearing - Healing the Scars Life Leaves on the Soul, and Founder of the Quantum Soul Clearing Process. She is a contributing author to: Pearls of Wisdom: 30 Inspirational Ideas to Live Your Best Life Now, with Jack Canfield, Marci Shimoff, Chris and Janet Atwood, et al., and Ready, Aim, Captivate, with Deepak Chopra, Jim Stovall, Dan Janal, et al. Michelle is the force behind the Universal Explosion of Joy and Transformation Movement. Her audacious vision is to positively impact and change the lives of a billion people. Michelle has been in the energy medicine and alternative healing field for over 25 years. Her approach to healing is multi-faceted and “wholistic,” integrating mind, body and spirit for optimal wellness. Michelle’s wellness practice, Infinite Potentials Health and Wellness, serves people throughout the world. Her innate, unique intuitive and psychic abilities, in combination with her education and training, allow her to deeply explore and understand her clients' individual challenges. 

  • 00:45

    Married With Baggage: Guest: Gregg Ockun

    in Family

    I'm Mary T. Kelly and I'm a family therapist who has been working with stepcouples and stepfamilies for over a decade.  My practice, "Married With Baggage" focuses on helping couples navigate the very challenging mazes of stepcouple life, http://www.marriedwithbaggage.com. 
    I work with my clients in person and through Skype and Facetime.
    Gregg Ockun, husband to Stepmom Magazine's publisher, Brenda Ockun, will be joining me for this very special segment (http://www.stepmommag.com).
    Gregg married Brenda when he had two children, ages six and nine).  Brenda is a childless stepmom and as so many know, childless stepmoms have one of the most challenging position in the stepfamily system.  Gregg and Brenda have been together for ten years and married for eight.  In stepcouple "marriage years", that means about 25 years!
    Many stepmoms struggle with feeling of being an "outsider" or feel as though they are playing second fiddle to their husband's children.
    Not so for Brenda.  Gregg knew intuitively from the beginning the importance of his marriage and his role as husband to Brenda.  As he said to me so clearly, "Why get married if I wasn't going to make my wife and my marriage the priority?"  
    Gregg is a very involved husband and father.  His good common sense will resonate with many men,as well as get a big "thumbs up" from many women who are partnered with men who have children.  
    Listen live or to the archived show after August 7th.  
     

  • 01:00

    Being You Inside Your Remarriage

    in Women

    Join Peggy and Erin as we dish Step Couples and Remarriage with Susan Swanson! About Susan: Susan Swanson, MSW, LCSW

    Relationships & Remarriage! Susan and her inspiring guests will give you tips and tools to overcome the challenges of remarriage and navigate all the different types of relationships in your life.


    Susan is a noted authority on issues involving step, blended and remarried families, and has spent more than 15 years working with couples. She is licensed therapist and has attained Board Certified Diplomate status in her field.

    Connect with Susan at http://www.stepfamilycenter.com/services.html