Blended Kingdom Families Podcast

By Scott & Vanessa Martindale

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Welcome to the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast! We are a ministry that is committed to equipping marriages, uniting families, and igniting faith through God's word, biblical foundations, and practical tips. We are your hosts, Scott and Vanessa Martindale, and we are so excited to have you here with us! Our hearts' desire is to serve and help blended families flourish in abundant Kingdom life. God did not create us to just get through life - He created us to live life abundantly. He will complete the good work He began in your blended family, for nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37).

Episode Date
The Power of Healthy Community with Scott and Vanessa Martindale, and Special Guests Zach and Brenda Vertz
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, "The Power of Healthy Community" with Scott and Vanessa Martindale, and Special Guests Zach and Brenda Vertz. This podcast is for you if you’re looking for a like-minded community, you need resources for your blended family, or you’re feeling alone in your life struggles.

Zach and Brenda Vertz are a blended family with their two children (and one on the way.) Brenda brings a daughter, Aniya, from her previous marriage, and together they have a one-year-old son, Judah. Zach studied Christian Ministry at Dallas Baptist University and was a youth pastor for three years. Brenda is now a stay-at-home mom but was previously an elementary school teacher.

IN THIS EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Struggling without community
  • Resources for blended families
  • Finding healthy community
  • Importance of Community for the whole family
  • And more!

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Want to connect with Zach?
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/z_v_c_h/

Want to connect with Brenda?
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breadnwater_11/

Dec 06, 2021
Blending Families After Tragedy and Loss with Scott and Vanessa Martindale, and Special Guest, Jessica Ronne
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, "Blending Families After Tragedy and Loss" with Scott and Vanessa Martindale, and special guest, Jessica Ronne. This podcast is for you if you’re looking for support as a caregiver, would like to learn how to support the caregiving community, or you’re in need of hope in the season of blending your family after tragedy and loss.

Jessica and her husband, Ryan, are parents to 8 children one of which, Lucas, has profound special needs. She is an author, speaker, podcast host, documentary producer, caregiver, advocate, and executive producer of “The Lucas Project.” Jessica’s book “Blended with Grit and Grace,” tells the story of her family and their trials and tribulations through stories about their blended life together, and she wrote it as a follow up to her first memoir about meeting Ryan. She and her family live in Michigan and are working to build their dream accessible home. Jessica’s mission through her work with The Lucas Project is to provide recognition and respite to special needs caregivers.

IN THIS EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Jessica’s story of blending her family after tragedy
  • Processing grief and healing as a family
  • The Lucas Project and caring for a child with profound special needs
  • Walking in obedience to what God is calling you to
  • And more!!

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today!
#blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Want to connect with Jessica Ronne?
Facebook: https://Facebook.com/jessplusthemess 
Instagram: https://Instagram.com/jessplusthemess
Twitter: https://Twitter.com/jessplusthemess
Website: www.jessplusthemess.com or www.thelucasproject.org

Nov 29, 2021
Taking Steps Towards Inner Healing with Scott and Vanessa Martindale, and Special Guest Kerrie Oles
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, "Taking Steps Towards Inner Healing" with Scott and Vanessa Martindale, and Special Guest Kerrie Oles. This podcast is for you if you’re looking to improve your relationship with God, your spouse, and your family, or you’re looking for practical steps to experience inner healing, or you’re tired of listening to the lies of the enemy and need help leaning into God’s love.

Kerrie Oles is funny, authentic, and committed to helping others with the keys to unlock real, healed, and victorious lives. She is a seasoned conference speaker and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to platforms across the country. Her humorous straightforward approach and in-depth biblical insight are healing hearts and transforming lives as she delivers messages of encouragement, freedom, and victory by loving the real and being real.

IN THIS EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • What is Inner Healing?
  • The importance of being in tune with the Holy Spirit and getting in God’s presence daily
  • How getting before THE truth (God and His Word) will drown out lies of the enemy
  • Vulnerability breeds vulnerability
  • And more!!

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today!
#blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Want to connect with Kerrie Oles?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kerriegoles
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kerrie_oles
Website: www.unlockedministries.com

Nov 22, 2021
What is Extraordinary Parenting? with Scott & Vanessa Martindale, and Special Guest Pastor Jonathan Pokluda
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “What is Extraordinary Parenting?” with Scott & Vanessa Martindale, and Special Guest Pastor Jonathan Pokluda. This podcast is for you if you’re looking to learn extraordinary parenting patterns and habits, you need encouragement on boundaries and discipline, or you’re looking for tips on being intentional with the time you have left with your kids in the home.

Jonathan “JP” Pokluda is the Lead Pastor of Harris Creek Baptist Church in Waco, TX. He was formerly the leader of The Porch in Dallas, TX which hosted a phenomenal young adult gathering. Pastor Jonathan is the author of the best-selling book, “Welcome to Adulting'', as well as his most recent best-seller, “Outdated”. JP's partner in ministry is Monica, his wife of 16 years, and together they disciple their 3 children, Presley, Finley, and Weston.

IN THIS EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Modeling a real authentic relationship with Jesus to our children
  • Preventing the enemy from coming into our homes instead of inviting him in
  • Modeling forgiveness, grace, setting boundaries, and discipline
  • And more!!

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today!
#blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Want to connect with Pastor Jonathan Pokluda?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathanbpokluda
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jpokluda/?hl=en
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JPokluda
Podcast: Becoming Something Podcast with Jonathan Pokluda

Nov 15, 2021
Healing and Restoration with Scott & Vanessa Martindale, and Special Guest Dr. Shannan Crawford
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “Healing and Restoration” with Scott & Vanessa Martindale, and Special Guest Dr. Shannan Crawford. This podcast is for you if you’re interested in learning more about the conscious and unconscious mind, you’re struggling to heal over past hurt and childhood traumas, or you’re in need of healing and restoration.

Dr. Shannan Crawford is a licensed clinical psychologist, conference speaker, adjunct professor at The King’s University, podcast host, and leadership consultant. Dr. Shannan Crawford has invested over 15-years in honing strategies for optimal performance for those leading in the creative, corporate, faith-based, and entrepreneurial spaces. Founder of the educational non-profit 7M Culture. She is also the host of the “Unlock U with Dr. Shannan Crawford” podcast in which she uses her experience and passion to help others understand and resolve the unconscious dynamics that have been sabotaging their best efforts.

IN THIS EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • The concept of reenactments and how they impact feelings
  • Passive Aggression: What is it?
  • Inner Vows & Breaking strongholds
  • The difference between forgiving and healing
  • And more!!

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today!
#blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Want to connect with Dr. Shannan Crawford?
Website Address: https://www.DrShannanCrawford.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrShannanCrawford1
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drshannancrawford\

Nov 08, 2021
Placing Your Hope in Christ | Overcoming Postpartum Depression with Scott & Vanessa Martindale, and Special Guests Daniel & Ashley Morgan Jackson
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “Placing Your Hope in Christ | Overcoming Postpartum Depression” with Scott and Vanessa Martindale, and special guests Daniel, and Ashley Morgan Jackson. This podcast is for you if you’re currently battling Postpartum Depression or any variation of depression or anxiety, or you’re looking for practical and spiritual tips to support a loved one battling depression.

Daniel and Ashley have been married for 12 years, and they have 2 little boys. Daniel grew up in a blended family, with 2 half-siblings and 5 full siblings. He graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications. Daniel loves being a dad, husband, and coaching youth sports. Ashley is currently the COMPEL community coordinator. COMPEL is a branch of Proverbs 31 Ministries, which is a writer’s training program. She is the author of “The Blessing of Being Broken” as well as “Called to Build”, a Bible study on the book of Nehemiah. Recently, she released a podcast also by the same name of “Called To Build” in order to equip women to take steps toward the dreams God has placed in their hearts.

IN THIS EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Enduring through and triumphing over depression
  • The paralyzing nature of depression
  • God’s love for you that surpasses understanding
  • The authority you have after going through the wilderness season
  • And more!!

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today!
#blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Want to connect with Daniel and Ashley Morgan Jackson?
Website: ashleymorganjackson.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AshleyMorganJacksonblog
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashley.morgan.jackson/
Twitter: twitter.com/ashleymjackson

Nov 01, 2021
Contract Vs. Covenant | A Biblical Mindset on Marriage with Scott & Vanessa Martindale, and Special Guests Matthew & Rachael Gilbert
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “Contract Vs. Covenant | A Biblical Mindset on Marriage” with Special Guests Matthew & Rachael Gilbert. This podcast is for you if you’re trying to understand the difference between a worldly view of marriage and a Christian view of marriage, you’re looking for practical and spiritual tips to experience healing in your marriage, or you’re wondering how to submit your marriage to God.

Matthew and Rachael have been married for 16 years and have 3 kids. Matthew is a chiropractor practitioner and CEO of The Back and Body Clinic (Award-winning in Denton county). Rachel is a counselor, business owner, speaker, podcast host of ‘Real Talk with Rachael’. Rachael loves to help women find their voice and be brave enough to use it!

IN THIS EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Contract vs. Covenant
  • Loving your spouse through the hard seasons
  • Submitting your marriage to God
  • Special recognition and piece of encouragement for stepparents
  • and more!!
This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today!
#blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Want to connect with Matthew & Rachael Gilbert?
Instagram - www.instagram.com/rachaeljgilbert/
Facebook - www.facebook.com/rachaeljoygilbert
Website - https://rachaelgilbert.com/

Oct 25, 2021
Prioritizing Your Marriage in Seasons of Busyness with Scott and Vanessa Martindale, and Special Guest Dr. Kim Kimberling
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, "Prioritizing Your Marriage in Seasons of Busyness" with Scott and Vanessa Martindale and Special Guest, Dr. Kim Kimberling. This podcast is for you if your marriage is on hold or stuck in a cycle of busyness, you’re looking for practical tips to stay connected to your spouse, or you’re looking to take the next step in your prayer life with your spouse.

Dr. Kim Kimberling is President and Co-Founder of Awesome Marriage, he is the author of “7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage” and “14 Keys to Lasting Love.” Dr. Kim has a Ph.D. Doctorate of Ministry and Christian Counseling, Masters Degree in Christian Ministry and Theological Studies, and has been a professional counselor for over 40 years.

IN THIS EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • Establishing healthy habits for your marriage to help in busy and transitional times
  • Pursuing your spouse 
  • Modeling a healthy marriage relationship for your kids
  • and more!!

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Want to connect with Dr. Kim Kimberling?
Ministry Website - AwesomeMarriage.com
Personal Website - KimKimberling.com

Ministry Instagram - www.instagram.com/awesome_marriage/
Personal Instagram - www.instagram.com/kimkimberling/

Ministry Facebook - www.facebook.com/awesome.marriage/
Personal Facebook - www.facebook.com/drkimkimberling

Oct 18, 2021
How to Find Your Place as a New Stepdad with Scott Martindale and Special Guest Zach Vertz
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, "How to find your place as a new stepdad", with Zach Vertz and Scott Martindale. This podcast is for you if you’re a new stepdad, you’re wanting to bond with your stepchildren, or you’re feeling discouraged as a stepdad.

Zach graduated from DBU and worked as a Youth Pastor for 3 years. Then, got married to his wife, Brenda. She had a daughter, Aniya and so he also became a dad at that time. They have since had a son together, he is a little over a year old.

As a Christian Licensed Professional Counselor, Scott Martindale specializes in counseling blended pre-marriage couples, marriage, and families with over 15 years of experience. When Scott and Vanessa first got married, Vanessa had a son who was 7 years old. They have been married for 8 years in November, and have 3 boys together. 

IN THIS EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • How to create a bond with your stepkids
  • Why it’s important to pursue your wife AND your stepkids
  • Creating a good relationship with the birth father
  • Navigating your place as a stepfather 


This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Want to connect with Zach Vertz?
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/z_v_c_h/?hl=en

Want to connect with Scott Martindale?
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scott_martindalelpc/?hl=en

Oct 11, 2021
Allowing the Holy Spirit to Guide Your Marriage with Special Guest Jen Weaver
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We are so excited to announce our new podcast episode, “Allowing the Holy Spirit to Guide Your Marriage”, with Jen Weaver. Jen is a wife, mom of two young boys, and currently serves as a ministry coach. She is the author of “A Wife’s Secret to Happiness.” We were so blessed by this conversation and are so excited to share it with you!

IN THIS EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:⁠
- How to pray together in marriage
- What it looks like to let the Holy Spirit lead your marriage
- How to be a Godly wife and lead in your position
- Making God the center of the marriage
- Embracing your role in marriage based on what God says

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Want to connect with Jen Weaver?
Jen’s Book: https://www.thejenweaver.com/a-wifes-secret-to-happiness/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejenweaver/
Website: https://www.thejenweaver.com

Oct 04, 2021
Dealing with Child Manipulation and Parent Alienation with Special Guest Dr. Les Carter
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We are so excited to announce our new podcast episode, “Dealing with Child Manipulation and Parent Alienation”, with Dr. Les Carter. Dr. Les Carter is an author, psychotherapist, and counselor with 40+ years of experience in the field. He is the author of over 20 books and resources including "The Anger Trap" and "When Pleasing You is Killing Me". 

IN THIS EPISODE, WE DISCUSS:

  • How to handle a narcissistic ex spouse
  • What child manipulation looks like
  • Teaching your child to know the essence of love
  • Parent alienation


This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Want to connect with Dr. Carter?
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/SurvivingNarcissism
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/survivingnarcissism101/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/survivingnarcissism101/
Website: https://courses.survivingnarcissism.tv/

Sep 27, 2021
Single Parents and The Freedom Journey with Special Guest Samantha Golden
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We are so excited to announce our new podcast episode, “Single Parents and The Freedom Journey”, with Samantha Golden. Samantha is the Women’s Pastor at the Gateway NFW Campus. She is also the CEO of She Rises and Co-founder of the non-profit group, Help Her Rise. Pastor Samantha is the Chairman of the board of Embrace Grace and on the Advisory board of Hope Academy. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother, and mentor to hundreds of single mothers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How to embark on your freedom journey
  • Establishing the right view of God
  • God + parenting = success
  • Samantha’s nonprofit, @helpherrise
  • And more!

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

 Where to find Samantha:
Samantha’s nonprofit: https://www.helpherrise.com/
Samantha’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samanthaagolden/
Samantha’s Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/people/Samantha-Donohoo-Golden/1647423999

Sep 20, 2021
Starting The Conversation: Blended Families & The Church, with Scott and Vanessa Martindale
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, "Starting The Conversation: Blended Families & The Church", with Scott and Vanessa Martindale. Scott and Vanessa founded Blended Kingdom Families in 2020 with a God-given desire to encourage and equip remarried couples, blended families, and local churches across the nation. 

Since both Scott and Vanessa grew up in blended families, they know firsthand the joys and difficulties that can come along with blending a family. As a Christian Licensed Professional Counselor, Scott Martindale specializes in counseling blended pre-marriage couples, marriage, and families with over 15 years of experience. Scott’s heart is to partner with couples as they navigate the beautiful processes of marriage and blending families with Kingdom foundations. Vanessa Martindale is a wife, mother, registered nurse, and current graduate student at The King’s University in pursuit of a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. The Martindales have been married for over 7 years and enjoy their blended family of four boys and three golden retrievers.

In this episode, we discuss: 
- Opportunities for the church to better serve blended families
- Church community for blended families
- The weight of divorce on children
And more!

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement 

Where to find Scott and Vanessa: 
Vanessa's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vanessammartindale/
Scott's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scott_martindalelpc/
Vanessa's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VanessaMMartindale
Scott's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scott.martindale.54

Sep 13, 2021
Marital Infidelity: A Story of Redemption with Bob and Audrey Meisner
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We are so excited to announce our new podcast episode, "Marital Infidelity: A Story of Redemption", with Bob and Audrey Meisner. The Meisners are best-selling authors, conference speakers, and founders of Love Married Life. They both have their doctoral degrees in ministry and specialize in helping marriages build and maintain phenomenal love. Their message of hope is authenticated by their own compelling story of God rescuing their marriage. 20 years ago, Audrey had an affair, confessed to Bob, and later found out that she had become pregnant. After the baby was born, Bob gave him his own name: Robert. The Meisners' journey to wholeness and redemption has allowed them to help relationships and marriages for the past 15 years, as well as gain a wide range of insight into topics such as communication, forgiveness, personality traits, conflict, sex, and more. 

In this episode, we discuss: 
- Healing from an extramarital affair
- The barrenness of busyness
- Forgiveness: the greatest gift to couples
- Healing from shame, walking in freedom
And more!

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement 

Where to find Bob and Audrey:
Bob and Audrey's website: https://www.bobandaudrey.com/
Bob and Audrey's podcast:
- Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-about-relationships/id1461725348
- Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/22aHoEy22LYLH0YuO5BPeH?si=AcNrC0RIQYabw7kUSn1d0Q&dl_branch=1
Bob and Audrey's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bobandaudrey/
Bob and Audrey's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bobandaudreymeisner

Sep 06, 2021
Litigation: Practical and Spiritual Advice, with Scott and Vanessa Martindale
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, "Litigation: Practical and Spiritual Advice", with Scott and Vanessa Martindale. Scott and Vanessa Martindale are the founders of Blended Kingdom Families, a ministry that exists to break the cycle of divorce, equip marriages, and unite blended families with the truth of God's Word. Scott and Vanessa grew up in blended families and have experienced firsthand the joys and difficulties that can come along with blending a family.

As a Christian Licensed Professional Counselor, Scott Martindale specializes in counseling pre-marriage couples, married couples, and blended families. With over 15 years of experience, Scott partners with couples as they navigate the beautiful processes of marriage and blending their families with Kingdom foundations. Vanessa Martindale is a wife, mother, registered nurse, and current graduate student at The King’s University in pursuit of a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. The Martindales have been married for over 7 years and enjoy their blended family of four boys and three golden retrievers.

In this episode, we discuss: 

  • Pursuing mediation and facilitation before litigation
  • The benefits of a Christian divorce lawyer
  • Who wins in litigation?
  • What does God have to say?
  • And more!

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Where to find Scott and Vanessa:
Vanessa's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vanessammartindale/
Scott's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scott_martindalelpc/
Vanessa's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VanessaMMartindale
Scott's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scott.martindale.54

BKF's Upcoming Blended Couple's Event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/your-place-at-the-table-a-blended-couples-gathering-registration-165898618233

Aug 30, 2021
Conquering Shame, Choosing Hope, with Toni Collier
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We are so excited to announce our new podcast episode, "Conquering Shame, Choosing Hope", with Toni Collier. Toni Collier is the Co-Lead Pastor of Hillsong Atlanta and founder of an international women’s ministry called Broken Crayons Still Color that helps women process through brokenness and get to hope. She is a speaker, host, and consultant that has helped organizations with creative marketing, leadership, student ministry, and strategic planning.

In this episode, we discuss:

  1. The co-existence of hope and joy
  2. Redemption from shame
  3. Building grit to endure life’s valleys
  4. Toni Collier’s ministry, Broken Crayons
  5. And more!!

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Where to find Toni:
Toni's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tonijcollier/
Toni's website: https://tonijcollier.com/
Toni's ministry, Broken Crayons Still Color: https://www.instagram.com/brkncrayons/

Aug 23, 2021
Blended Families From a Child's Perspective with Emily Schwartz
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, "Blended Families From a Child's Perspective" with BKF's very own administrative coordinator, Emily Schwartz. At age 11, Emily and her four siblings moved from Florida to Texas, where they were adopted by her aunt and uncle. When her family blended, she gained three more siblings, making her one of eight children. This past June, Emily recently got engaged to her fiancé, David. In her free time, with her culinary education, Emily enjoys cooking, as well as hiking, reading, and listening to podcasts.

In this episode, we discuss:

  1. Practical ways to unite your family
  2. Improving relationships between bio and stepsiblings
  3. Encouragement for parent-child relationships
  4. How Emily’s family of 10 navigate blended life
  5. And more!

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Where to find Emily:
Emily's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emilyschwartz__/

Aug 16, 2021
Blended Families: Letting Go of Expectations, with Andrea Fortenberry.
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, "Letting Go of Expectations", with Andrea Fortenberry. Andrea is a writer, speaker, and Bible teacher. She is the host of The Perfectionist’s Guide to Mothering, a podcast that equips moms to find freedom from perfectionism and show up for the life God has for them. She is on staff with MOPS International as an Executive Leadership Coach, where she encourages and supports coordinators across the country.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Expectations versus expectancy
  • Perfectionism and motherhood
  • Unhealthy expectations within your marriage
  • Andrea’s podcast, The Perfectionist’s Guide to Mothering
  • And more!!

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Where to find Andrea:
Andrea's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andreafortenberry/
Andrea's website: https://www.andreafortenberry.com/
Andrea's podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-perfectionists-guide-to-mothering/id1514529622

Aug 09, 2021
Pre-Marriage Prep: Am I Ready to Blend? with Scott Kedersha
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “Pre-Marriage Prep: Am I Ready to Blend?”, with Scott Kedersha. Scott got married on September 15, 2001 to his lovely wife Kristen. Soon after, the Kedershas moved to Dallas so he could attend seminary. The Kedersha family thought they’d be in Texas for four years and then move out of state soon after. 19 years and four boys later, however, they’re still in Texas. Scott served in Marriage Ministry at Watermark Community Church for 14 years, and in July 2020, his family moved to Waco, TX where he currently serves as the Marriage and Family Pastor at Harris Creek Baptist Church. Scott is also the author of "Ready or Knot: 12 Conversations Every Couple Needs to Have Before Marriage" and writes about marriage, parenting, leadership, and ministry.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Having fun in your marriage
  • Questions to ask before you get married
  • The definition of an offensive marriage
  • Destigmatizing marriage counseling
  • Scott Kedersha’s book, Ready or Knot?
  • And more!

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Where to find Scott Kedersha:
Scott's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skedersha/
Scott's website: ScottKedersha.com
Scott's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorScottKedersha/
Scott's book: https://www.scottkedersha.com/ready-or-knot

Aug 02, 2021
Adding an “Ours” Baby To Your Blended Family with Heidi Farrell
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “Adding an 'Ours' Baby in Your Blended Family”, with Heidi Farrell. Heidi Farrell is a stepmom and mom of five, whose ages range from 23 down to 5 years old.  She and her husband have seen the full range of child development in their house...often all at once!  Heidi loves connecting with moms and stepmoms by coaching and encouraging them on their journey.  She writes about her experiences and provides practical strategies for stepmoms, and you can find her eBook about the joys and complications of adding an ours baby on her website.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Overcoming resentment between stepchildren and “ours” children
  • Parenting with the gift of the Holy Spirit
  • Communicating needs and recognizing love languages
  • Heidi’s eBook, “How to Add an Ours Baby to Your Stepfamily…Without Letting Resentment Get in the Way”
  • And more!!

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Where to find Heidi: 

Jul 19, 2021
Processing Grief with Your Children After Divorce with Lauren Reitsema
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “Processing Grief with Your Children After Divorce”, with Lauren Reitsema. Lauren’s interest in relationship skills began when her parents divorced after almost 20 years of marriage. Seeking to understand better patterns for her own future legacy, she earned a Bachelor in Communication from TCU. Lauren is the author of In Their Shoes, a book dedicated to helping parents better understand and connect with children of divorce. Her second book, titled Relationship Essentials, is scheduled to be released this coming November. Lauren's vocational speaking experience spans over 15 years, teaching a variety of relationship skills to youth, adults, and corporate teams. Lauren recognizes relationships are one of life’s most important assets and energizes a room to prioritize the people in their lives. She and her husband, Josh, love adventures with their three children. All Colorado natives are avid skiers, outdoor enthusiasts, and Broncos’ fans.

In this episode, we discuss:

  1. Connecting with your children after divorce
  2. The role of counseling after a divorce
  3. How grief can manifest in your child
  4. The role of community as you and your children heal
  5. Lauren’s book, In Their Shoes
  6. And more!

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Lauren's socials:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenreitsema/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlaurenreitsema/

Lauren's book:

https://www.amazon.com/Their-Shoes-Helping-Understand-Children-ebook/dp/B07PZVCDBY

Jul 12, 2021
Stepparenting: Where Is The Reward?
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “Stepparenting: Where is the reward?”, with our founders, Scott and Vanessa Martindale. As a Christian Licensed Professional Counselor, Scott specializes in counseling blended families, marriage, and pre-marriage with over 13 years of experience. Scott’s heart is to partner with married couples and families as they navigate the beautiful processes of marriage and blending families with Kingdom foundations. Vanessa Martindale is a wife, mother, registered nurse, and current graduate student at The King’s University in pursuit of a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. Scott and Vanessa have been married for over 7 years and enjoy their blended family of four boys and three golden retrievers. 


In this episode, we discuss:

  1. A stepparent’s God-ordained purpose and responsibility
  2. A biological parent’s role within a marriage
  3. The reward of stepparenting: is it earthly or heavenly?
  4. Raising up a child in Christ
  5. The blessings of placing God’s will above our own


This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement


Where to find Scott Martindale:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scott_martindalelpc/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scott.martindale.54


Where to find Vanessa Martindale:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vanessammartindale/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VanessaMMartindale


Blended Kingdom Families website: www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com 

Jul 05, 2021
Divorce, Remarriage, and Blended Families with Pastor Jimmy Evans
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “Divorce, Remarriage, & Blended Families”, with special guest, Pastor Jimmy Evans. Jimmy Evans is the founder and president of XO Marriage, a ministry that is devoted to helping couples thrive in strong and fulfilling marriages. After serving as senior pastor of Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo, Texas for 30 years, he now serves as apostolic elder. Jimmy has authored more than seventeen books. He and his wife Karen have been married for 48 years, and they have two married children and five grandchildren.

In this episode we discuss: 

  1. Can God bless your marriage after a divorce?
  2. How to overcome shame can affect blended families
  3. Setting boundaries for your children to the benefit of your marriage
  4. The role of repentance in your life and your ex-spouse’s life
  5. Jimmy Evans' book: The Four Laws of Love
  6. And more!

Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Where to find Pastor Jimmy Evans:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoQ_Psj81henXRMe9ZAynbQ
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/psjimmyevans/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PsJimmyEvans/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/psjimmyevans?lang=en
MarriageToday Podcast with Jimmy and Karen: https://xomarriage.com/podcasts/marriagetoday/
Link to his book, The Four Laws of Love: https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/jimmy-evans/products/the-four-laws-of-love

Where to find his ministry, XO Marriage:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xomarriage/
Website: https://xomarriage.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyeUw8LCw7srWnk5c267Alg

Jun 28, 2021
Am I A Good Stepparent?
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “Am I A Good Stepparent?”, with special guests, Jason and Lauren Vallotton. Jason is the Pastoral Care Overseer at Bethel Redding. He is a counselor, teacher and outdoor adventure enthusiast! He's given his life to resourcing and equipping people with tools for emotional and relational health and is the founder of BraveCo, an online community of men pursuing wholeness, purpose and brotherhood. Jason is also the author of Winning the War Within and co-author of Moral Revolution. Lauren is an Executive Pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, California where she helps bring pastoral and logistical leadership to the Church Team. With a knack for organizational leadership and strategy, she's fueled by her heart to see individuals, families, and cities transformed to display their greatest potential! She and Jason have recently added a beautiful baby girl to the party, and their family continues to be their greatest joy and deepest fulfillment.

In this episode we discuss:

  1. How to date after divorce
  2. Co-parenting as a team with your spouse
  3. Building connections and establishing trust with your stepchildren
  4. Jason’s book: Winning the War Within
  5. And more!! 

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!!

We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Where to find Jason and Lauren Vallotton:
Jason's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jayvallotton
Lauren's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lvallotton
Jason's new book, Winning the War Within: https://shop.bethel.com/collections/jason-vallotton/products/pre-order-winning-the-war-within-the-journey-to-healing-and-wholeness
Jason's Men's Discipleship Program: https://www.instagram.com/braveco.men

Jun 21, 2021
Are you winning at Marriage? with Brent Evans
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “Are you winning at Marriage?,” with special guest, Brent Evans (@marriage). Brent Evans is the CEO of XO Marriage and host of the XO Marriage Podcast. Brent joined the organization in 2005 after many successful years helping businesses and nonprofits achieve greater results online and the organization has grown tremendously under his leadership!

In this episode we discuss:
- What is XO Marriage?
- XO Marriage Conference
- You have a 100% chance of success at marriage if you do it God’s way
- Why is it so important to equip your marriage?
- And more!! 

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! 

We pray that this podcast blesses you today! 
#blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Where to find XO Marriage:
Brent's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marriage/ 
XO Marriage website: https://xomarriage.com
XO Marriage conferences: https://xomarriage.com/conferences/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xomarriage/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xomarriage/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/xomarriage/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/xomarriage

Jun 14, 2021
Are You Leading Your Spouse Well? with Rashawn and Denisse Copeland
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “Are You Leading Your Spouse Well?,” with special guests, Rashawn and Denisse Copeland. These two have the biggest heart for young adults and sharing Christ’s love with others. We sat down and discussed their books, ministry, and all that they’re doing for the kingdom! 

Rashawn Copeland is the founder of I'm So Blessed Daily and Without Walls Ministries.He is a  writer, podcast host, and serves on the Life.Church (YouVersion) Bible app team! Denisse was born and raised in Bayamon Puerto Rico. She is currently a stay home to three boys and the author of the book ‘Set Apart: Stop Comparing, Own Your Giftedness, and Rest in Jesus.’

In this episode we discuss:
- Embracing the gifts God has given you
- When we are new in Christ, we are set apart
- Love your spouse and children's wounds well
- Leading not just your words, but your actions
- Parenting in messy and hard seasons
- And more!! 

We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Jun 07, 2021
Growing Up In A Blended Family: Pursuing Your Stepchildren with Kory and Ashley Miles
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “Growing Up In A Blended Family: Pursuing Your Stepchildren,” with special guests, Kory and Ashley Miles. Kory and Ashley are long time friends of Scott and Vanessa, and are so special to our community. We were so blessed to sit down with these two and hear their hearts on growing up in blended families, breaking the cycle of divorce, and tips to protect your marriage. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Coming from blended families and their experiences
  • Pursuing your stepchildren and making them feel secure
  • Pressure on the children of blended families
  • Practical and spiritual advice on breaking generational curses (A special prayer if you’re in this situation)
  • And more!! 

Be sure to check out the full episode wherever you listen to your podcasts -- it is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com and YouTube! Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! 


We pray that this podcast blesses you today! 

#blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement



May 31, 2021
The God of New Opportunities with Luis and Kristen Roman | Blended Kingdom Families
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “The God of New Opportunities,” with special guests, Pastor Luis and Kristen Roman! Luis and Kristen have been married for almost 28 years and have 3 amazing sons! They are a part of the XO Marriage family and host the ‘Exito en la Familia’ (Success in the Family) podcast. They are the authors of “Un Matrimonio Divino” (A Divine Marriage) and we are so blessed to have them on the show. They have a passion for helping marriages and families, and God has equipped them to do so! 


In this episode we discuss:
- Divine marriage comes from the heart of God
- God of new opportunities
- Walking through healing, repentance, and forgiveness
- Advice for marriages and blended families
- And more!!

Be sure to check out the full episode wherever you listen to your podcasts -- it is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com and watch it on our YouTube channel! Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! 

We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

May 24, 2021
Happy, Healthy, and Whole in Your Single Season with Jeanine Amapola
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “Happy, Healthy, and Whole in Your Single Season,” with special guest, Jeanine Amapola. Jeanine Amapola is a 27 year old Dallas based Christian YouTuber & podcaster. Jeanine posts content regarding faith, health, fashion, her life, and more! She is passionate about community and young women finding their identity in Christ.

We were so blessed to sit down with Jeanine to hear her heart on abiding in Christ, singleness, and dating in a healthy way. Jeanine shares with us truths about your single season and how you are always complete in Christ.

In this episode we discuss:
- Dating out of abundance
- Practical steps to being happy, healthy, and whole in your single season
- Importance of finding your tribe
- What your alone time says about you?
- And more!!

This podcast is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com and YouTube! Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!!

Where to find Jeanine:
Youtube:  @Jeanine Amapola  
Apple Podcasts: Happy and Healthy with Jeanine Amapola
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeanineamapola/
https://www.instagram.com/abidetribe/ 


We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

May 17, 2021
Choosing Love Everyday in Your Marriage with Meygan and Casey Caston | Blended Kingdom Families
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “Choosing Love Everyday in Your Marriage” with special guests, Casey and Meygan Caston. Casey and Meygan have been married for 18 years and are the founders of Marriage365! They met in college, fell in love, got married, and by year 3 were headed towards divorce. They knew they didn’t want their marriage to end and decided to make a change. 

We were so blessed to sit down with these two and hear their hearts for marriage. They blessed us with so much wisdom and encouragement by sharing their journey. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • If you want a better marriage, you need to work on a better you. 
  • Pride and Vulnerability
  • Skewed expectations of marriage
  • Selflessness of marriage
  • Divorce and God’s grace
  • And more!! 

You can find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com and YouTube! Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! 

We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement



May 10, 2021
Marriage in Transition with special guests, Sean and Lanette Reed
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “Marriage in Transition,” with special guests, Sean and Lanette Reed. We were so blessed to sit down with these two and hear their hearts on their new book, ‘Marriage in Transition: Creating Connection Through Uncontrollable Change.’ These two brought so much encouragement and practical tips on communication, patience, and humility!


In this episode we discuss:

  • The power of your legacy
  • Staying connected with your spouse through transition
  • Learning personalities and communication styles
  • And more!! 


Be sure to check out the full episode wherever you listen to your podcasts -- it is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com and YouTube! Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! 


We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement



May 03, 2021
Amazing Grace & the Power of Your Testimony
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “Amazing Grace & the Power of Your Testimony,” with special guests, Rick and Yesi Botello. We were so blessed to sit down with these two and hear their hearts on overcoming divorce and shame and how your testimony can give hope and encouragement to other people walking in a similar journey. Rick and Yesi are a blended family of 6 and do ministry together as a family. 


In this episode we discuss:

  • Don’t be ashamed of your scars
  • The power of your testimony
  • A piece of encouragement for single moms
  • Healing and Restoration
  • And more!! 


Be sure to check out the full episode wherever you listen to your podcasts -- it is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com and YouTube! Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! 


We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement



Apr 26, 2021
The Importance of Having a Church Community for Your Blended Family
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “The Importance of Having a Church Community for Your Blended Family,” with special guest, Claire Jennings. We were so blessed to sit down with Claire and hear her heart on growing up and being raised by a single mom and navigating both of her parents' remarrying. She shared with us that the church was her refuge and why it is so important to get plugged into the church community.

In this episode we discuss:
- How the church is a refuge and safe place for children
- Worries that come along with blending and remarriage from the child’s perspective
- Attacks from the enemy and how to stop them
- Perspective as a daughter of the King
- And more!! 

Be sure to check out the full episode wherever you listen to your podcasts -- it is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com and YouTube! Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! 

Be blessed in all you do today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement


Apr 19, 2021
God Breathes on Blended Families
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “God Breathes on Blended Families” with special guests, Moe and Paige Becnel! We were so blessed to sit down with Moe and Paige and hear their hearts and advice for blended families. 

Moe and Paige are the authors of ‘God Breathes on Blended Families,’ which is an incredible book that personally spoke to Scott and Vanessa during the early years of blending their family. Moe and Paige have been married for 32 years and are a blended family of 5! 

In this episode discuss:
Inspiration for writing their book: God Breathes on Blended Families
Challenges that remarried couples face while blending
Respecting differences of opinions
Stepparenting Do’s & Don’ts 
The Power of Prayer
And more!! 


Be sure to check out the full episode wherever you listen to your podcasts -- it is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com and YouTube! Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! 

We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Apr 12, 2021
Blending a Family After Loss with Kelley Johnson
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “Blending a Family After Loss,” with special guest, Kelley Johnson! We were so blessed to sit down with Kelley and hear her story of growing up in a blended family after the loss of her biological father at 4 years of age. Kelley shared her perspective with us through her personal experience and gives great encouragement to families who are currently going through loss. 

Kelley Johnson is a Registered Nurse, nursing advocate, public speaker, and the most recent former Miss California USA. Previously, she represented the Miss Colorado Organization across the nation as Miss Colorado 2015. 

Kelley is remembered for her nursing monologue performance in 2015 that led to the famous "Doctor's Stethoscope" comment on the television show The View and the #NursesUnite campaign ignited across America.. The past three years for Nurse Kelley have included appearances on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, E News, Inside Edition, and various other television, radio, and over 80 speaking engagements across our country where Kelley has consistently represented and advocated for the profession of nursing on a national level. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Blending a family after tragedy
  • Hope and encouragement for those walking through loss
  • Grace and patience
  • Encouragement for stepparents
  • And more!! 


We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement


Follow Kelley Johnson: 
instagram.com/realnursekelley
https://nursekelley.com
https://www.facebook.com/realnursekelley
https://twitter.com/realnursekelley




Apr 05, 2021
Keeping Christ at the Center of Your Marriage and Blended Family
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “Keeping Christ at the Center of Your Marriage and Blended Family,” with our amazing guests, Jim and Tanya Phillips! Jim and Tanya have been married for 9 years and are a blended family of 7! They are the founders of Blended By His Grace and we have so much we can learn from them!


On today’s episode we discuss:

  • With God all things are possible
  • The importance of spending time together in prayer and scripture
  • The importance of your personal relationship with the Lord
  • Advice for blended families in the midst of chaos
  • And more!!


Be sure to check out all of our episodes wherever you listen to your podcasts -- it is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com and YouTube! Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! 

https://blendedbyhisgrace.com/
https://www.facebook.com/BlendedByHisGrace/
instagram.com/blendedbyhisgrace
instagram.com/tanyaphillips77

Mar 29, 2021
The Argument Hangover with Guests Aaron and Jocelyn Freeman
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “The Argument Hangover,” with special guests, Aaron and Jocelyn Freeman! We were so blessed to sit down with the Freemans and hear their hearts on healthy conflict and communication! 


Aaron and Jocelyn are sought after relationship coaches,  the founders of Empowered Couples University, authors of ‘The New Power Couple’ and ‘The Argument Hangover!’ They have a passion for helping couples with relationship skills and are on a mission to lower the divorce rate!


In this episode discuss:

  • Why conflict doesn’t have to be something you avoid
  • How to keep arguments from escalating
  • Embracing conflict
  • Unconditional love
  • And more!!


Be sure to check out the full episode wherever you listen to your podcasts -- it is available on all major podcast platforms! You can also find our podcast on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com and YouTube! Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode!! 


We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement



Mar 22, 2021
Growing Up in a Blended Family
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We’re so excited to be sharing episode 59, “Growing Up in a Blended Family” with Meagan Funk! We were so blessed to sit down with Meagen and hear her heart on this topic! Meagan brings such a great perspective on growing up blended and how it has shaped the person she is today. 


Some topics we discuss:


  • The importance of transparency as parents
  • Processing your emotions and identity 
  • Taking care of yourself so you can take care of your children
  • The importance of seeking counseling and healing for past traumas


To find this episode (and more!) search ‘Blended Kingdom Families’ wherever you listen! We’re available on all major podcast platforms, our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com, and YouTube! Be sure to subscribe and stick around for more episodes!


We pray this podcast blesses you today! ❤️🙏🏼#blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement



Mar 15, 2021
Co-Parenting In Unity With Joe And Mandi Marco
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We are so excited to share this week’s episode, “Co-Parenting in Unity with Joe and Mandi Marco.” with you today! We had the best time sitting down with Joe and Mandi Marco and hearing their blended family testimony. We met the Marcos through the Blended Kingdom Project and wanted to bring them on the show to share their experiences and knowledge of blending a family.

 

On this episode, they share with us what it is like to become an ‘instant’ parent, grace in learning your new role, and coparenting the best way that you can.

 

Find it on our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com, on any major podcast platform, and YouTube! While you’re there check out all our other amazing episodes and guests we’ve had on the Blended Kingdom Families podcast!

 

We pray this blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us!

SUBSCRIBE:
Website: www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com
Podcast: https://www.blendedkingdomfamilies.co...
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Mar 08, 2021
Stepparenting With Grace
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Welcome to Blended Kingdom Families! Living blended their entire lives, Scott and Vanessa Martindale know first-hand both the joys and difficulties of living blended. After coming out of one of the hardest seasons of their life, God asked them to partner with Him, in building Blended Kingdom Families everywhere. This has now birthed a ministry that desires to help others in remarriage and cultivate community among blended families.

We are so excited to release this week’s episode, “Stepparenting With Grace” with Gayla Grace!


Gayla Grace serves on staff with FamilyLife Blended and is a part of blended family her self. She shares with us her experience in her blended family which comes with joy and struggles.
We can't wait to share this episode with you.  

On todays episode we discuss: 

  • You are still loved and worthy even though you walked through divorce
  • The church is not for perfect people 
  • Stepparenting with grace
  • How to deal with circumstances you cannot control


This episode plus the entire Blended Kingdom Families Podcast library is available on all major podcasting platforms as well as our website and YouTube channel!! Be sure to subscribe so you’ll never miss an update!!

We pray that this podcast blesses you today! 🙏🏼❤️

#blendedkingdomfamilies​​#restoredfamilymovement​​

Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us!

SUBSCRIBE:
Website: www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com
Podcast: https://www.blendedkingdomfamilies.co...
FOLLOW US:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blendedking...
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blendedkingi...
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/blendedking...

Mar 01, 2021
Gods Redemptive Power In Your Blended Family | Callie Shipp Gray & Lauren Luna
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Welcome to Blended Kingdom Families! Living blended their entire lives, Scott and Vanessa Martindale know first-hand both the joys and difficulties of living blended. After coming out of one of the hardest seasons of their life, God asked them to partner with Him, in building Blended Kingdom Families everywhere. This has now birthed a ministry that desires to help others in remarriage and cultivate community among blended families.

We are so excited to release this week’s episode, “God’s Redemptive Power in Your Blended Family” with Callie Shipp Gray and Lauren Luna! This mother-daughter duo shared their hearts and wisdom on this episode!

Callie and Lauren share their experiences navigating the lowest parts of their life, divorce, blending, and God’s redemptive power through it all! It was such a powerful episode and testament to God’s faithfulness. You will not want to miss this episode! 

Some topics discussed on this episode are:
- Recognizing we are powerless without the Holy Spirit
- Only placing expectations on God
- A special message for the stepmoms listening
- Divorce, forgiveness, and healing
- And more!!

This episode plus the entire Blended Kingdom Families Podcast library is available on all major podcasting platforms as well as our website and YouTube channel!! Be sure to subscribe so you’ll never miss an update!!

We pray that this podcast blesses you today! 🙏🏼❤️

#blendedkingdomfamilies​​ #restoredfamilymovement​​

Feb 22, 2021
Stepdad Success in Your Blended Family.
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We are so excited to share with you this week’s episode, “Stepdad Success in Your Blended Family.” We’re blessed to have Rev. Slavoski Wright join us again to discuss finding success in your blended family as a stepdad! We love the perspective that this episode brings and the opportunity to speak to all the stepdads out there.

On this episode we discuss:
- Preparing yourself for stepparenting
- The importance of Communication
- Coming along side as support as a stepdad
- Expectations in this new role
- And much more!

We pray this episode blesses you today!! #blendedkingdomfamilies#restoredfamilymovement

Feb 15, 2021
Importance of Open Communication and Prayer in Your Blended Family
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We are so excited to share this week’s podcast episode, “Importance of Open Communication and Prayer in Your Blended Family” with Slavoski and Umeka Wright! Slavoski and Umeka are the authors of Blended and Loving It: A Thirty Day Devotional for Blended Families. 

In this episode, we dive into what open communication looks like within your blended family and the importance of prayer. Blending a family can be hard work but pairing it with prayer and smart communication skills can really help on your journey. 

We pray that this blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement



Feb 08, 2021
God Can Use Anyone - Your Story Is Powerful
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On today's episode, "God Can Use Anyone: Your Story is Powerful", Scott and Vanessa sit down with David Meyer, Executive Minister at the Hills Church. David shares with us his experiences growing up in a blended household, and how God's love has been shown through at all stages of his life. David gives families the encouragement that your story matters! What you are going through now will give you the tools to help someone else through this exact situation, and that is a huge blessing! We cannot wait for you to hear what David has to share.

Today we discuss:
- Blended families and the church
- Beauty can be created from ashes
- Your story will be used for good 
- How to trust God's plan for your life
- And much more!

This episode plus the entire Blended Kingdom Families Podcast library is available on all major podcasting platforms as well as our website and YouTube channel!! Be sure to subscribe so you’ll never miss an update!!

We pray that this podcast blesses you today! 

#blendedkingdomfamilies​ #restoredfamilymovement

Feb 01, 2021
Growing in Intimacy with Your Spouse with Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo
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In today's episode, “Growing in Intimacy with Your Spouse,” our guests
Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo from ONE Extraordinary Marriage share with us their personal story of their marriage when they were feeling disconnected and potentially headed for divorce. They share their radical plan that completely changed the trajectory of their marriage for the better. We discuss the importance of sex, intimacy, and setting aside intentional time with your spouse! We absolutely loved having them on the podcast and are so grateful for their heart for marriages and relationships!

Today we discuss:
- The importance of sex in your marriage
- Practical tips to grow in intimacy with your spouse
- The Sex Challenge
- The Six Pillars of Intimacy
- Being intentional about your sex life
- And much more!

Want to connect with Tony and Alisa?
Instagram: @oneextraordinarymarriage
Website: https://oneextraordinarymarriage.com/

We pray that this podcast blesses you today! 🙏🏼❤️

#blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Jan 25, 2021
Living with Joy in Your Blended Family Journey
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On today's episode, “Living with Joy in your Blended Family Journey,” we sit down with Kyleen Baptiste, founder of Blended Family Hope. She shares with us how she has experienced true joy through her blended family, and how you can too! We can't wait for you to hear what Kyleen has to say!

Today we discuss:
- We're all in this together!
- We all have a different story to share
- Struggling with expectations
- Importance of the posture of our hearts
- Finding community for blended families

We hope this episode blesses you today!

Jan 18, 2021
8 is Enough: Worship is Something You Live
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Today we have a new episode of The Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, "8 is Enough: Worship is Something You Live" with Sion and Shannon Alford. Sion and Shannon share with us what God has shown them throughout their journey of raising 8 children. This episode is filled with so many good nuggets of wisdom, and we can't wait for you to listen!

Today we discuss:
- Worship is not something you do, it's something you live
- The benefit of sharing your struggles to help others in similar situations
- How to live out forgiveness
- Knowing your identity in Christ
- Conflict and resolution in marriage
- and much more!

Our podcast is available on all major podcast platforms, our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com, and YouTube channel! When searching for our podcast, be sure to subscribe so that you will never miss an episode!!

Be blessed in all that you do today!! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Jan 11, 2021
A Testimony of a Childless Stepmom & God’s Grace for You with Kelly Cornog
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On today’s episode, "A Testimony of a Childless Stepmom & God’s Grace for You", we sit down and talk with our good friend Kelly Cornog. Kelly shares with us her testimony that stems from being a childless stepmom. She has a heart for blended families, step parents, and childless stepmoms, and we can't wait for you to be encouraged by Kelly's words! You won't want to miss this episode!

Today we discuss:

  • The ministry of being a step-parent
  • How God equips you specifically for each child
  • How to combat the shame the world brings upon childless stepmoms
  • God's grace for step parents
  • and much more!

Our podcast is available on all major podcast platforms, our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com, and YouTube channel! When searching for our podcast, be sure to subscribe so that you will never miss an episode!! We pray that this episode blesses you today!

Be blessed in all that you do today!! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Jan 04, 2021
A Blended Family Testimony: Children Walking through Addiction, Parent Shaming, and Healthy Dependency" with Rudy and Charla Janecka
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On this weeks episode of The Blended Kingdom Families Podcast we have the privilege of interviewing our good friends Rudy and Charla Janecka,  On this episode "A Blended Family Testimony: Children Walking through Addiction, Parent Shaming, and Healthy Dependency"  Rudy and Charla share a powerful testimony of God's healing and restoration within their children and family. We cannot wait for you to grab hold of what they have to share today. 

Today we discuss:

  • Walking through addiction with your children and how to let God heal in that situation
  • Finding Godly community and counsel when walking through trying seasons
  • Maintaining unity in your family
  • Feeling like a failure as a parent and how to overcome those feelings
  • Releasing your spirit of fear
  • and much more!

Love what your hearing on the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast? Find our entire episode library on all major podcast platforms, as well as on our YouTube channel. Subscribe to our channel to receive notifications every MONDAY when a new episode is released! We pray that this episode blesses you today!

www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com
 
 Be blessed in all you do today!! ❤️🙏🏼#blendedkingdomfamilies

Dec 28, 2020
Healthy Mindsets & Behaviors When Dating Before Blending with Brittney Moses
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On this weeks episode of the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, we had the honor and pleasure of interviewing our good friend Brittney Moses.  Brittney has created her online platform in the mental health space, and is a single mom beginning to blend! We were honored that she opened up to us regarding her divorce, life with her son, and how she is currently stepping into the process of blending. You won't want to miss this episode! 

Today we discuss:

  • Shame that can come through divorce
  • The fear of marriage after divorce
  • When and how to introduce your child to a significant other
  • Letting Christ lead the way in your relationship
  • And much more!

You can watch our podcast on YouTube! While you’re there be sure to subscribe to never miss an update!! We pray this episode blesses you today!

Dec 21, 2020
A Journey Through Adoption & Foster Care with Kevin & Brittney Borders
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Today's episode, "A Journey Through Adoption and Foster Care" with Kevin and Brittney Borders, focuses on blending through adoption and fostering. Kevin and Brittney share with us their testimony with fostering, and how it has affected their family and faith! They have great nuggets of wisdom to share on obeying God's call for you, how to combat the fear of the unknown, how to trust in God's word, and more!  You won't want to miss this episode!

 

Today we discuss: 

Trusting in God and His word 

Being obedient to what God has set out for us 

The ministry of fostering and adoption 

Using what you have to bless others 

And much more! 

 

Need some encouragement in this area? Check out the podcast on all major podcast platforms! It is also available on our website, along with other incredible resources. Prefer to watch? Check it out on YouTube! While you’re there be sure to subscribe to never miss an update!! We pray this episode blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies

Dec 14, 2020
Preparing for Marriage in Your Single Season with Keisha Montfleury
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Happy Monday, friends! We have a new episode of The Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, "Preparing for Marriage in Your Single Season" with Keisha Montfleury, and we can't wait for you to listen! Keisha is a mom of 3 with a heart to instill healthy confidence in young girls through their identity in Christ!  She has great nuggets of wisdom to share regarding singleness, divorce, and preparing yourself for marriage... you won't want to miss this episode!

 

In this episode we discuss: 

*How to find purpose through your divorce 

*What you can do to prepare yourself for marriage 

*Letting the Lord equip you for your relationships 

*How God walks with you to your purpose 

And much more! 

 


 Our podcast is available on all major podcast platforms, our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com, and YouTube!
 
Do you love what you're hearing on the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast? We'd LOVE your help by liking, sharing, commenting, and tagging any friends or family who you believe would benefit from listening to the podcast. Our mission and purpose is to help as many blended families and marriages as possible, and we could not do it without your support and help!

 

We pray this episode blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies

Dec 07, 2020
A Naked Marriage with Dave and Ashley Willis
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Monday is here! We've got a new episode of The Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, "A Naked Marriage" with Dave and Ashley Willis, ready for you! 

Dave and Ashley are passionate about helping couples have a stronger marriage full of intimacy, happiness, and lifelong love. They believe that every couple can have a relationship that is full of fun, laughter and intimacy. Dave and Ashley have so much to share with you in regard to having a "naked marriage", and we cannot wait for you to dive into this episode!

On this episode we will discuss:
What is a “naked marriage”?
How to build a strong relationship with your spouse
Practicing patience
How to prioritize your marriage
How to invest in your marriage
And much more!

We pray that this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies

Nov 30, 2020
Overcoming Anxiety & Depression in Your Blended Family with Melissa Clark
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We are excited to announce the newest episode of The Blended Kingdom Families Podcast with Melissa Clark, LPC-S, “Overcoming Anxiety and Depression in Your Blended Family”. Melissa is a Dallas-based counselor whose work flows from a deeply rooted faith in Christ, who brings transformation to the true needs of the human heart. Are you or a loved one struggling with feelings of anxiety during this time? This is an episode that you don't want to miss! 

On today's episode we discuss:
- What are the common signs of anxiety?
- How to reduce anxiety and depression
- What does it look like if your child struggles with anxiety?
- Practical tips for parents whose child is dealing with mental health issues
and much more!

Do you love what you're hearing on the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast? We'd LOVE your help by liking, sharing, commenting, and tagging any friends or family who you believe would benefit from listening to the podcast. Our mission and purpose is to help as many blended families and marriages as possible, and we could not do it without your support and help!

We pray that this podcast blesses you today!! #blendedkingdomfamilies #restoredfamilymovement

Nov 16, 2020
Narcissistic Personality Disorder & Blended Families with Dr. Les Carter
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On today’s episode, “Narcissistic Personality Disorder & Blended Families," Scott and Vanessa sit down with Dr. Les Carter to discuss how to deal with narcissistic behavior in your blended family. We cannot wait to share with you the wisdom that Dr. Carter brings!

Today’s guest, Dr. Les Carter, is an author, psychotherapist, and counselor with 40+ years of experience in the field. He is the author of over 20 books and resources including "The Anger Trap" and "When Pleasing You is Killing Me". 

In today’s episode Dr. Carter will discuss:
- What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
- How do you co-parent with someone who is a narcissist?
- What to do if the characteristics of a narcissist describe you
- And much more!

We pray this podcast blesses you today!! #blendedkingdomfamilies

Nov 09, 2020
Marriage Triggers & Blended Families with Amber & Guy Lia | Blended Kingdom Families
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On today's episode, we have special guests, Amber and Guy Lia. Amber is an author, speaker, producer, and health coach. Guy is an author, speaker, and producer. Together they have 4 boys and love the Lord! Amber and Guy encourage couples in their marriage and families through sharing their own trials and triumphs in their book "Marriage Triggers: Exchanging Spouses' Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses."

On today's episode "Marriage Triggers and Blended Families, " we talked about, "Marriage Triggers," and the story behind it. Amber and Guy shared its not a book they necessarily wanted to write but God called them to it. Sharing their personal struggles and examining their own relationship helped them be able to encourage other couples in the same position. 

A few key takeaways from this week's episode are:

-How to identify triggers in your marriage?
- How to address those triggers?

- Setting aside time for important conversations with your spouse.

-The difference between righteous and unrighteous anger.

- Encouragement from them & more!!

To find this podcast, search 'Blended Kingdom Families' wherever you listen! It is available on all major podcast platforms, YouTube, and our website at www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com! While you're there subscribe to never miss an update and stay current on all things BKF! We pray that this blesses you today!!

Be blessed in all you do today!! #blendedkingdomfamilies

Nov 02, 2020
Train Up Your Children: Blended Families & Faith | Scott & Vanessa Martindale
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On this week’s episode, we hear from the founders of Blended Kingdom Families, Scott and Vanessa. They share with us the importance of training up a child in the word of God, practical ways to do so, and how they practice faith in their own family! 

We pray that this podcast blesses you today!! Be blessed in all you do today!! 

Oct 26, 2020
Blended Families & The 5 Love Languages | Ron Deal | Blended Kingdom Families
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 On today’s episode, “Blended Families and Love Languages”, Scott and Vanessa sit down with Ron Deal of FamilyLife Blended to discuss how you can use the 5 love languages to navigate and nurture your relationship with your step children. Do you feel rejection from your stepchild? Do you feel lost as to how to communicate with your step children? Ron encourages us all to lead with love as you navigate the blended family life! We cannot wait to share with you the wisdom that Ron has to share!

Today’s guest, Ron Deal, is an author, speaker, husband, father, an expert on blended families, founder of Smart Stepfamily, and director of FamilyLife Blended. He is the author of over a dozen books and resources including “The Smart Stepfamily: 7 Steps to a Healthy Families”, as well as “Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages and Becoming Step Family Smart” with Gary Chapman. . Ron and his wife, Nan, have three sons and live in Little Rock, Arkansas.

In today’s episode Ron will discuss:

  • What are the 5 love languages?
  • How do you discover your love language and the love language of your children?
  • Starting to show love with the love languages that your stepchildren easily receive
  • How to pace with your stepchild and how to progress your relationship at their speed
  • And much more!

We pray this podcast blesses you today!! 

Oct 19, 2020
Equipping Singles for Blending with Amy Ford
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Today, Scott and Vanessa sit down with their good friend, Amy Ford, the founder of Embrace Grace. In Episode 38, “Equipping Singles for Blending”, Amy shares tips for single parents on being introspective during this time of singleness, finding your identity and worth in Christ, and what to consider as you are heading into creating a blended family.
 
 Amy Ford is the President of Embrace Grace, Inc., a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of providing curriculum and leadership support for churches nationwide to open their arms to young women with unplanned pregnancies. Embrace Grace is utilized by over 700 churches across the nation and world.  She is also the author of A Bump in Life: True Stories of Hope & Courage during an Unplanned Pregnancy. Amy and her family reside in Arlington, Texas, and have been married for over 22 years and have 4 beautiful children. Amy has been featured on Focus on the Family broadcast, Daystar, Life Today with James Robison, and much more, and we are so thankful to have her as a guest on the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast!
 
 Some Themes in Today’s Episode:

  • Looking at your past and seeking out healing and forgiveness
  • Taking something that is “unplanned” and seeing the beauty in it all
  • Finding happiness within yourself and your relationship with Christ prior to engaging in a dating relationship
  • What it looks like to surrender it all 
  • And much more!

We pray this podcast blesses you today! #blendedkingdomfamilies

Oct 12, 2020
Marriage & Sex: Not Just Roommates with Sean & Lanette Reed
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On today’s episode, “Marriage and Sex: Not Just Roommates”, Scott and Vanessa sit down with Sean and Lanette Reed to discuss how to determine if you and your spouse are just ‘roommates’, and what steps you can take to intentionally create time to increase intimacy. Do you feel like you and your spouse are losing intentionality in your intimacy and simply living together while going through day to day tasks? You will love the nuggets of wisdom that Sean and Lanette have to share that can easily be applied to your everyday life!

In today’s episode Sean and Lanette will discuss:
• What are the signs you look for in your marriage that indicate you have become just “roommates”?
• Scheduling appointments with your spouse for intimacy 
• Discussing sensitive topics with your spouse: how to seek to understand and not accuse
• What is submission and how to take submission to your spouse to the next level 
• And much more!

We pray that this podcast blesses you today!!

Oct 05, 2020
Building Up Your Spouse & Walking through the Seasons of Life
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This week on the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast we have, “Building Up Your Spouse & Walking through the Seasons of Life.” Our guests for today’s episode are our new friends, Manny and Marlene Dominguez!

Manny is the Youth Pastor for The Hills Church in North Richland Hills and Marlene is a life style blogger (follow her at @curlswithapromise !), mom, and friend. 

On today's episode, Manny and Marlene will be sharing how they learned to listen to God, follow His call, and walk in obedience, as well as so many other encouraging thoughts, tips, and nuggets of wisdom! They share about how God led them from their life in New York City heading up a dance studio to where they are now—in Fort Worth, married, with a sweet little baby boy, ministering to the community at the Hills Church!

In this episode we cover:
- Making the most of the season you are in and letting God use you in your time of seeking and waiting
- How to add value to your spouse and the importance of building them up 
- Making the most of the season you are in and letting God use you in your time of seeking and waiting
- The importance of focusing on your mental and emotional purity in relationships  
- How God can use you when you choose to walk in obedience
- And more! 

We pray that this podcast blesses you today!! #blendedkingdomfamilies

Sep 28, 2020
Overcoming Shame and Blame and the Pitfall of Adultery
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On today’s episode, “Overcoming Shame and Blame and the Pitfall of Adultery”, Scott and Vanessa sit down with Bailey and Lacey Bryant and discuss what they have learned through their experiences with adultery, divorce, and remarriage and finding God’s redemption through it all.   

Bailey is the pastor at Shiloh Family Church in Flower Mound, Texas and Lacey is a stay at home wife and mom. They are so open and honest with their testimony, and we know you will be positively impacted by hearing their story. They encourage you to remember that God is not limited—He wants to use YOUR family for the good of his Kingdom!

In today’s episode Bailey and Lacey will discuss:
• Dealing with shame and regret from past decisions
• Feeling freedom from shame through God’s redemption...FREEDOM IS POSSIBLE!
• Safeguards to prevent falling into adultery
• The importance of honesty, humility and grace with your spouse
• And much more!

We pray that this podcast blesses you today!! 

Sep 21, 2020
6 Hidden Behaviors that Destroy Families & the Power of Forgiveness
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On today's episode, Scott and Vanessa sit down with Dr. Magdalena Battles to go into detail on the 6 hidden behaviors that destroy families and how YOU can make a change in your family by learning to forgive. 

Dr. Magdalena Battles has a PhD in psychology, a master's degree in professional counseling, and a bachelor of science degree in child psychology. She is a writer and conference speaker who specializes in parenting, child development, family relationships, domestic violence, and sexual assault.

On today’s episode, Dr. Battles discusses:
• How do identify these 6 hidden behaviors in your family
• How YOU can be the agent of change in your family
• Setting an example of love and not judgment 
• Learning to forgive without waiting for an apology
• The importance of a true genuine apology
• How to turn your bitterness over to God

We hope you are blessed by today's episode! Thanks for watching!

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Sep 14, 2020
Justin and Michaela’s Blended Family Journey
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On episode 33 of the Blended Kingdom Project, “Justin and Michaela’s Blended Family Journey, Scott and Vanessa sit down with their good friends Justin and Michaela and discuss their blended family journey and what they have learned so far in beginning to bring their families together. 

We love hearing from couples in the blended family community and how they are navigating this new family dynamic, and we can’t wait for you to hear the nuggets this couple has to share! On today’s episode, Justin and Michaela discuss:
• Blended family resources that they have found valuable as they are beginning to blend
• The importance of seeking community and support on your blended family journey
• Communication, communication, communication!
• Placing your selfishness aside for the good of your new blended family
• And more!

We pray this podcast blesses you today!!

Sep 04, 2020
Sex in Marriage & Conflict Conversation
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On Episode 32 of the Blended Kingdom Podcast, "Sex in Marriage and Conflict Conversations" we discussed the best and worst times to discuss conflict conversations and the differences between men and women in romance. Our guests, Chris and Stacie Hatchett share challenges they've overcome in their own marriage, the best and worst times to have conflict conversations, and encouragement! 

Chris is the campus pastor at The Hills Church here in the DFW area and together they do marriage and pre-marital counseling . We loved the encouragement and wisdom they brought to set and can't wait for you to hear on the podcast!

We hope this blesses you today!!

Aug 27, 2020
Surrendering Control
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On Episode 31, “Surrendering Control”, Scott and Vanessa sit down with their friends Josh and Sarah Hurley to discuss surrendering control in your blended family, and how that can positively affect your marriage, children, and coparenting relationship.

“Surrender yourself to the Lord and wait patiently for Him.” Psalm 37:7

Do any of you struggle with surrendering control in your family and in life in general? We all can fall into this trap! In this episode, Josh and Sarah share practical tips on how to begin to surrender your life and relationship to God that you can apply to your everyday life. We also hear from Josh as he shares his powerful testimony of how he surrendered his addictions to God, and his life drastically changed for the better. We know that his testimony will connect with many of you, and we can’t wait for you to hear it! 

Throughout the episode, we learn about Josh and Sarah’s nonprofit Switch Life which aims to provide empowerment and opportunity for at-risk youth to redirect their paths, teaching life skills and character building through skateboarding lessons and workshops. Through their nonprofit, they promote goal setting, personal responsibility, and self- awareness. Learn more at www.switchlife.org

We pray this podcast blesses you today! 

Aug 20, 2020
Striving to Thriving in Motherhood
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On Episode 30 of the Blended Kingdom Podcast, "Striving to Thriving in Motherhood", Vanessa shares her heart on being a mother. She suggests practical things that you can implement in your daily life to not just survive motherhood, but thrive! Vanessa  emphasizes how important it is to take time for yourself to fill your cup with Jesus so you can become the best wife, mom, and Godly example for your family. On this episode, will hear how God encouraged her that her motherhood ministry matters, and so does yours!  

We pray that this podcast blesses you today!!

Aug 13, 2020
God, Marriage, & Family
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In this week's podcast, Scott and Vanessa discuss priorities within your marriage and home. They stress the importance of putting God first, your marriage second, and your children next. When you and your spouse are drawing closer to God, you will also grow closer to each other. 

God designed marriage to be a perfect reflection of who He is. When couples put God first and allow themselves to have an intimate relationship with Him first, He will bless their marriage. By serving God in this way, you are serving your spouse and children. Your children will watch you honoring God and each other. They will have a great example of what a Godly relationship and home is.

We pray that this podcast blesses you today!

Aug 06, 2020
Being A Stepdad & What I Wish I Knew
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On this weeks episode of the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, Scott shares with us his heart and experiences with becoming a stepdad and what he wish he had known before hand. He shares practical advice to stepdads and soon-to-be stepdads. He encourages them that there is beauty in the blending and opportunities along the way to learn and grow.  We pray this podcast blesses you today!


Jul 30, 2020
Hierarchy of the Home with Summer Butler
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On this weeks episode of the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, we had the honor of interviewing our friend Summer Butler of the Blended Book Company.  Summer is a wife, mother, and author of her new book "Blended: Aligning the Hierarchy of Heart and Home."
In this interview, Summer talks about her ministry, book and experiences as a step-mom and how God spoke to her in the car one day and showed her that she was to raise her step-sons to love Him and call him Father.  

We dive into the topic of hierarchy in the home that summer speaks about in her book, and how when we place God first in our home followed by our marriage and then our family, it aligns the home into perfect order.  Summer gives amazing insight and wisdom from a step-parents perspective on how we can be a support and encouragement for our stepchildren and that despite all we do for them, the reward of our hard work may not fall on our weekend or in a way that we would expect, but it's our service to them that matters.  Our call as a parent is to steward and shepard our children to know and love Him above all.  Summer's book releases July 29th 2020, be sure to check it out and to find out more about her and her ministry you can visit www.blendedbookco.com.  We pray this podcast blesses you today!

Jul 24, 2020
Be Still & Know with Jonathan & Hannah Boles
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On this weeks episode we had the opportunity to interview our good friends Jonathan and Hannah Boles. We're so grateful for their heart to share their blended family journey with us. Jonathan and Hannah stress the importance of being still and knowing that God is in control.

When we are still and surrender control to God, He shows us what only He can do. Surrendering your troubles to God and leaning into your spouse will bring you closer to each other and to God.

Jul 09, 2020
Child Manipulation & Parent Alienation
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This week on the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, we talked about the topic of child manipulation and parent alienation. Child manipulation and parent alienation are tools used by the enemy to steal, kill, and destroy. It comes from feelings of guilt, shame, and fear which all come from the enemy.

When you manipulate a child it isolates them from the other parent and discourages a healthy relationship. Scott and Vanessa discuss that it  can happen subtly, directly, and indirectly. As parents we need to be aware of how our words and actions effect our children.




Jul 09, 2020
Parent Guilt
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This week on the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, we talked about the topic of parent guilt. Guilt is a powerful emotion that when not addressed can cause turmoil in your faith, relationships, and parenting. Recognizing and addressing parental guilt is an important step in the healing and restoration of your blended family journey.

Guilt is a tool used by the enemy to manipulate you and your relationships with others. It can manifest itself in many ways including through your past experiences, children, and personal convictions. Scott and Vanessa share biblical truth to help navigate parent guilt and how to discuss topics of guilt with your children.

Jul 02, 2020
Single Parenting with Liz Whyete
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This week on the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, we had the great pleasure of interviewing our good friend Liz Whyete.  Liz is single mother raising two sons and works as a medical assistant. She and Vanessa met four years ago while serving in the Embrace Grace Ministry.

Liz gives great insight into her personal relationship with Christ, her struggles in past relationships, and lies the enemy feeds you in your darkest times. She explains the struggle of being in an abusive relationship and the shame that comes along with it. Liz shares how breaking the negative self talk on being single is so important in trusting God with your future relationships. We pray that this podcast would bless you today!


Jun 25, 2020
Step-Parenting with Craig & Gina Morgan
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This week on the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, we had the privilege of interviewing our friends Craig and Gina Morgan, who are the founders of Blended Together Forever.  Craig and Gina have been married for 24 years and have a lot of wisdom and advice when it comes to step-families,  and relationships with your step-children and marriage.  This episode is packed full of great nuggets that can help you in establishing a better relationship with your step-children, and building up your marriage and family. 

Gina discuss the importance of date nights as a married couple and taking that time to be together intentionally with distractions.  She also discusses that as a mother, taking time to be with yourself to renew and refresh your mind and heart is one of the best things that we can do for not only ourselves, but for our husband and children. Craig talks about getting involved with community and "Don't go it alone" in your blended family journey.  Getting involved with mentoring, your church and groups to help one another is a great tool that you can give your marriage and family.  Craig also discusses the importance of family traditions and how you can still "honor the old" but now create new family traditions.  We are excited to launch the new open of our podcast on this episode as well and pray that it blesses you today!

We love serving you and your family and would love to hear from you!! Please be sure to leave us a review, share, subscribe and like our video on our YouTube channel, social media platforms and podcast reviews! Be blessed in all that you do!

Jun 19, 2020
Blended Families & Litigation with Leslie Barrows
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This week on the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, we had the privilege of interviewing Leslie Barrows of The Barrows Firm in Southlake Texas- Lawyer and Mediator.  Leslie gives great wisdom and insight on family law and some tips for Do's and Don'ts when having to deal with court issues in your blended family.  Litigation and lawsuits are difficult to go through and having the right attorney can be a great blessing to you and your family as you navigate the process.  Leslie speaks on how going to court should be a last option and what steps we can take to help prevent that from occurring and provide the best positive resolution for the children.  We pray that this podcast blesses you today!

Jun 13, 2020
Faith and Overcoming Divorce with Trenton Chaplin
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This week on the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, we interviewed our dear friend, Trenton Chaplin and talked about his faith and overcoming his recent divorce.  Trenton shares his testimony with us about the things God taught him during that season and leads us through the process of how he chose to walk with God in midst of divorce and how God changed his heart towards his ex-spouse in the process. Trenton discusses how he would capture his thoughts from the enemy to protect his heart and mind and how praying for his ex-spouse brought him true peace and a desire for his ex-spouse to experience peace as well. We pray that this episode would bless you today! 

Jun 05, 2020
Winning at Step-Parenting
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This week on the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast Scott and Vanessa dive into the topic of step-parenting and discuss practical ways that you can help engage your children in relationship with their step-parent.  Vanessa discusses the 3 E's (Encourage, Excite, Elevate), when it comes to building a solid relationship with your step-children and how this can build a stronger child and family unit.  Stronger step-parent and step-child relationships, build stronger and more confident children, and bring unity to the blended family unit.  We pray that this podcast blesses you today!

May 29, 2020
Faith and Family with The Phillips
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On this weeks episode of the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, we have our awesome friends back with us, Tanner and Jenny Phillips.  If you listened to the last episode you heard us talk about God's redemption and restoration in our lives, marriages and families.
This week we are discussing faith and the family unit and how we can use this time during COVID to come together as a family and strengthen the faith within it. We believe that God is making good out of what the enemy has sought out to destroy, which is families, marriages and God's people. You will hear us talk about things we can do to build our faith, ways to better help our family, and become more aware of the things that God is wanting to do in and through us during this time.  We pray that this episode blesses you today!

May 21, 2020
Redemption & Restoration with Tanner and Jenny Phillips
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This week on the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast we had the pleasure of interviewing Tanner and Jenny Phillips, two amazing friends of ours who are God fearing individuals that love the Lord and are filled with the Holy Spirit.  Tanner recently left project management and is on a personal journey with the Lord and Jenny is a pastor, author and writer.  They have been married 21 years and have three amazing kids.  Tanner and Jenny join Vanessa in conversation about God's redemption and restoration in our lives, marriages and family's.  This was such an incredible time together and the Holy Spirit showed up big time!  We pray that this episode blesses you today!

May 15, 2020
Blended Families & COVID with Dr. Cassie Reid
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Dr. Reid is back with us this week in Episode 16 of the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast.  Dr. Reid is an LPC-S, author, wife, mother and Program Director and Professor at The King's University in Southlake Texas.  She is the founder of Dr. Cassie Reid Counseling and is amazing woman of faith.  On this episode we discuss blended family situations during COVID-19 such as isolation, open communication and behavior of children during this time.  We pray that this episode blesses you and your family today!

May 09, 2020
The Counselor's Corner with Special Guest Dr. Cassie Reid
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On this weeks episode of the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, Scott had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Cassie Reid who is an LPC-S, Author, Wife, Mother, Program Director and Professor at The King's University in Southlake Texas. Dr. Reid and Scott discuss her book Unwrapped and how it relates to COVID and the worlds current quarantine situation. Dr. Reid is known as an expert in her field and gives great biblical insight and encouragement, as she and Scott dive into topics of anxiety/fear/depression, accountability partners and friends and the benefits of counseling. We pray that this episode blesses you today!

May 04, 2020
Getting Real & Raw About Shame & Remarriage with Amy Coleman
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On this weeks episode of the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, Vanessa interviews special guest and friend Amy Coleman, and discuss the real and raw emotions that come from divorce.  Amy opens up about her feelings on being divorced and remarried twice and how you can overcome the lies of the enemy and break free from shame and the spirit of rejection.  This is a personal testimony that many divorced couples can relate and resonate with and we are so excited to share it with you.  We pray that this episode blesses you today!

Apr 17, 2020
Blended Families & Counseling
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On this weeks Episode of the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, Scott and Vanessa talk about counseling and the benefits it can bring to a blended family.  This can be a wonderful tool and outlet for children in a blended family, so that they can express any and all feelings that they may be having without worrying about an alliance to mom or dad.  Counseling is a wonderful tool that can help in many facets and be beneficial to the health and growth of your family and marriage.  We pray that this podcast blesses you today!

Apr 10, 2020
Co-parenting & Ex-spouses with Bryson Hurt and Amy Coleman
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On this weeks episode of the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, Scott and Vanessa interview their good friends Bryson Hurt and Amy Coleman.  Bryson and Amy are a dynamic duo when it comes to co-parenting together and discuss how they have overcome past resentments and hardships with one another, to living in peace and unity as ex-spouses. Together they share practical ways to work together for the betterment of their son and both of their families.  We pray that this episode would bless you and give you some light of hope and encouragement, if you happen to be in a difficult season with your ex-spouse.

Apr 04, 2020
Blended Families and COVID 19
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On this weeks episode of the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, Scott and Vanessa talk about Blended Families and the COVID 19  pandemic that has changed the world.  In a time of uncertainty, we know one thing that is certain, and that God is still the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.  Vanessa fills us all in on what the ministry is doing currently and the plans it has for this next year.  We pray that this episode blesses you all today!

Mar 27, 2020
Dealing with Challenging Ex-Spouses
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In this weeks Episode 10 of the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, Scott and Vanessa talk about dealing with a challenging ex-spouse and how to use both spiritual and practical applications.  Vanessa lists three simple steps that you can implement when responding to harassing or argumentative texts and emails that include: 1.) Praying about your response and/or not to respond, 2.) Let your response sit before sending it over a couple of hours or overnight (do not write out of reaction or anger) and 3.)  Have your spouse read over your text/email.  When taking these simple steps into consideration, you can help protect yourself and prevent further discord between you and your ex-spouse.  We pray this episode blesses you today!

Mar 13, 2020
Dealing with Ex-Spouses and "Ex-Spoustations"
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On this weeks Episode of the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, Scott and Vanessa talk about dealing with ex-spouses and ways that we help bring peace and unity into those relationships.  This can include praying for your ex-spouse and making an effort to be cordial to them, having those intentional positive interactions and covering your children and ex-spouse in prayer.  Scott and Vanessa talk about how you can implement resources such as My Family Wizard, biblical counseling and a parent facilitator to help ease any communication barriers or issues at hand.  We pray that this episode and encouragement blesses you today!

Mar 05, 2020
Blended Families and Lively Conversations
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This week on the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, Scott and Vanessa interview friend Dana Williams who is the founder of Table 112 Foundation and Lively Conversations Podcast.  Dana's ministry serves to equip parents to have those much needed conversations with their teens, to help bring community and growth into the family unit.  We love her passion for families and Jesus, and we are so excited for you to hear all of the good nuggets that she gives on this episode!  You won't want to miss this!

Feb 29, 2020
Parenting & Discipline
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On this weeks Episode of Blended Kingdom Families podcast, Scott and Vanessa discuss parenting and discipline.  Together they dive into questions such as who should discipline the children, what are the three "P's" and how you can use them and the difficulties and challenges with disciplining in blended families.  This can be an area of contention in blended families, but it doesn't have to be, because when we do it in a way that is obedient to God's word, blessings will always abound.

Feb 21, 2020
Blended & Co-parenting with Tony & Yolanda Banks
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Join Scott and Vanessa Martindale on this weeks episode with special guests and friends, Tony and Yolanda Banks.  Tony is a retired NFL quarterback and current high school football coach and Yolanda is a culinarian, cookbook author and executive director of child nutrition.  Together they have a son and an amazing co-parenting relationship.  On this episode, they discuss a little bit about their story, how they work together for the betterment of their son and ways that you can co-parent in peace and unity together with your ex-spouse.  

Feb 14, 2020
Breaking The Cycle of Remarriage
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In today's episode, Scott and Vanessa discuss Breaking The Cycle of Remarriage. The statistics are alarming, as they show that 60% of remarriages fail in divorce.  On this episode they will give practical tips and encouragement on best practices to implement in your marriage and family unit.  Together they help give insight and discuss biblical foundations to protect your marriage and family from experiencing divorce!

Feb 07, 2020
More Difficult Family Questions
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Join Scott and Vanessa Martindale of Blended Kingdom Families for this Q&A where they discuss 10 difficult blended family questions. Questions such as, "What do you do when your step-children reject your new marriage?" These questions and answers give insight into how you can help your blended family live life abundantly. 

Jan 31, 2020
Day 1 Dynamics
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In this episode, Scott and Vanessa talk about Day 1 Dynamics. You are newly married, and now the reality of a new marriage and blended family come into play. Find out how things like past baggage, trust issues and even unfair expectations can put a strain on your new marriage and your blended family. 

Jan 24, 2020
Establishing Right Priorities
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Join Scott and Vanessa Martindale of Blended Kingdom Families as they share biblical truths in how to establish right priorities for your marriage, children, work and even extended family and friends. These tips, once applied can totally change the dynamics of your blended family forever!

Jan 03, 2020
Our Story
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Scott and Vanessa Martindale of Blended Kingdom Families tell about being blended as children and their present day blended life together. Hear how their journey started and how God called them into ministry for Blended Kingdom Families.

"BKF exists to equip, restore and transform the modern day interpretation of the blended family relationship. We educate families with resources and practical skills through the truth of God's word, empowering them to flourish in their kingdom identity and live life abundantly." Scott & Vanessa Martindale

Jan 02, 2020