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108: Learn How to Date Again

The Remarried Life

Release Date: 09/17/2019

136: The Benefits of Gratitude in Your Blended Family show art 136: The Benefits of Gratitude in Your Blended Family

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Brian Mayer talks about the art of being grateful in spite of our circumstances. Gratitude is beneficial in that there are so many benefits if you practice it regularly in the life of your blended family experience. Today we will talk about the benefits of being grateful in spite of some difficulty circumstances in a blended family and remarriage. We hope you enjoy today’s message. For more information and additional resources please visit our website at http://www.theremarriedlife.com

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135: Dealing With Anxiety When Direction is Unknown show art 135: Dealing With Anxiety When Direction is Unknown

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Brian Mayer talks about the state we are in as a society in dealing with a virus that is spreading around the globe. This can be a time in your stepfamily where you all come together to support and encourage each other. Today we will talk through some simple tips to deal with the anxiety we are all experiencing. We hope you enjoy today’s message. For more information and additional resources please visit our website at http://www.theremarriedlife.com

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134: 5 Ways to Help Bio and Step Kids Reduce Fear and Worry show art 134: 5 Ways to Help Bio and Step Kids Reduce Fear and Worry

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Brian Mayer talks about fear and worry especially in our children in the wake of a crisis at home or in society. In light of the virus that is spreading around the world and the resulting school cancellations, it can put uncertainty in the minds of our children. Let’s talk today about 5 ways that you can help them feel better in the midst of chaos. We hope you enjoy today’s message. For more information and additional resources please visit our website at http://www.theremarriedlife.com

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133: Having the Tough Conversations in Your Remarriage show art 133: Having the Tough Conversations in Your Remarriage

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Brian Mayer talks to Author and Counselor Megan Bottom about having the difficult conversations in your remarriage. Megan has written a new book called “Nana’s Pearls” which is a book written from a fictional perspective and offers all sorts of wisdom for tough discussions on blended family topics like boundaries, parenting, and sex and intimacy. We hope you enjoy today’s message. For more information and additional resources please visit our website at http://www.theremarriedlife.com

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132: How to Get Your Relationship Out of the Dry Place show art 132: How to Get Your Relationship Out of the Dry Place

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131: You Need These Three Types of Blended Family Couples In Your Life show art 131: You Need These Three Types of Blended Family Couples In Your Life

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Brian Mayer talks about the blended family journey and the necessity of seeking out three other couples to walk alongside. Some have referred to having a Paul (a couple ahead of you), a Barnabus (a couple in the same generally area in life) and a Timothy (a couple just a few steps behind). If you can surround yourself with these three types of couples, you can live a more full and complete life. For more information and additional resources please visit our website at http://www.theremarriedlife.com

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130: How to Change Your Mindset Toward Your Blended Family show art 130: How to Change Your Mindset Toward Your Blended Family

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Brian Mayer talks about the one thing we have control over in our blended family. That one thing is how we view what is happening around us. We can choose to think certain ways, but we are going to challenge those thoughts today. We hope you enjoy today’s message. For more information and additional resources please visit our website at http://www.theremarriedlife.com

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Brian Mayer talksin this episode about the Valentines Family traditions. Not only should Valentines Day celebrate each other as spouses but should incorporate the kids as well. We hope you enjoy today’s message. For more information and additional resources please visit our website at http://www.theremarriedlife.com

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128: Do You Have Voices In Your Head When Arguing With Your Spouse? show art 128: Do You Have Voices In Your Head When Arguing With Your Spouse?

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Brian Mayer talks about how an increase in disagreements and arguing can often be a result of some voices from your childhood. Feeling like you don’t measure up to your spouse or that your spouse does not care often will be magnified because someone in your past either said these things or made you feel this way. We will talk about this and what to do about it. We hope you enjoy today’s message. For more information and additional resources please visit our website at http://www.theremarriedlife.com

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Brian Mayer talks about the dreaded family meeting. You have all kinds of chaos between your spouse, the ex-kids, the kids, and the stepkids. It probably feels like everyone is being pulled into many directions. Let’s talk about what to do and what not to do in a family meeting. We hope you enjoy today’s message. For more information and additional resources please visit our website at http://www.theremarriedlife.com

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Summary
Brian Mayer talks to author and life coach Elizabeth Lewis about dating again.  Learn practical tip and things to watch out for especially if it has been a few years since you last dated.  Topics like sex and also internet dating are among many topics we tackle on today’s episode.  We hope you enjoy today’s message.  For more information and additional resources please visit our website at http://www.theremarriedlife.com

Today's Goodies

  • If you are divorced or widowed and not yet back into a solid relationship, then this episode is for you.  Dating has certainly changed over the last few years especially in the realm of online dating. 
  • In her new book called First Date, Next Mate: Perspectives in Dating The Next Time Around, Elizabeth Lewis talks about what inspired her to write the book.  Namely, her time jumping back in to the dating world after the passing of her husband.  She learned a lot from her own experience and wanted to make sure the same mistakes aren’t made by others.
  • She spends some time walking through the internet dating world and give some really helpful tips like making sure your picture is not many years old and that it is appropriately showcasing you and not others for example. 
  • Elizabeth discusses what she calls the 5 stages of dating that we all go through if a relationships lasts long enough.  They are:  The Spark, Date and Learn, Deeper Dating, Solid and Real, and The Long Term Commitment.  So it isn’t just about what I call The Honeymoon and The Settling In Period as we have been led to believe for so long. 
  • Elizabeth talks a lot about sex as well.  Of course if you are a Christian, then sex after marriage is really the preferred way to go.  The bottom though as she mentions and she even says the number one reason in her opinion that next time relationships don’t work out is having sex too soon.  She even quoted some very interesting research including that something like 90% of relationships in which sex happens in the first 30 days ends up not working out. 

 

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