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Welcome to the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast! If you are in need of resources that deal with remarriage, step-parenting, co-parenting, preparing to blend, or divorce-proofing your marriage, we are here to serve you! Blended Kingdom Families is a step-family ministry that is committed to providing resources for individuals, families, and churches by implementing biblical foundations and practical tips. Our mission is to break the generational cycle of divorce, equip marriages, and unite blended families with the truth of God's word. Hosts, Scott and Vanessa Martindale, living blended their entire lives, they know firsthand both the joys and difficulties that can come along with it. We hope that this podcast would encourage, excite, and equip you in your blended family journey. When you blend your family God's way, you have a 100% chance of success. He will complete the good work He began in your step-family, for nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37). To find out more about BKF, visit our website, www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Blended Kingdom Families is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and this podcast is funded thanks to the generous support of our one-time and monthly donors. To learn more about how to partner with us, click here, Donate - Blended Kingdom Families! For additional resources visit: https://linktr.ee/blendedkingdomfamilies

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Welcome to the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast! If you are in need of resources that deal with remarriage, step-parenting, co-parenting, preparing to blend, or divorce-proofing your marriage, we are here to serve you! Blended Kingdom Families is a step-family ministry that is committed to providing resources for individuals, families, and churches by implementing biblical foundations and practical tips. Our mission is to break the generational cycle of divorce, equip marriages, and unite blended families with the truth of God's word. Hosts, Scott and Vanessa Martindale, living blended their entire lives, they know firsthand both the joys and difficulties that can come along with it. We hope that this podcast would encourage, excite, and equip you in your blended family journey. When you blend your family God's way, you have a 100% chance of success. He will complete the good work He began in your step-family, for nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37). To find out more about BKF, visit our website, www.blendedkingdomfamilies.com. Blended Kingdom Families is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and this podcast is funded thanks to the generous support of our one-time and monthly donors. To learn more about how to partner with us, click here, Donate - Blended Kingdom Families! For additional resources visit: https://linktr.ee/blendedkingdomfamilies

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Episodes
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Sex and Intimacy - An Honest Discussion

5/20/2024
In this podcast episode, Sex and Intimacy - An Honest Discussion, Scott and Vanessa discuss the importance of physical intimacy in marriage and how to navigate challenges that can arise, such as stress, life transitions, and physical or emotional barriers. They encourage couples in blended families to prioritize open communication, cultivate intentionality in nurturing their physical connection, seek professional help when needed and more. The episode highlights the value of physical intimacy in strengthening emotional bonds and building a healthy, fulfilling marriage. We pray this episode blesses you today! Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:21:04

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God's Grace: 20 Million Lives Changed Forever

5/13/2024
In this podcast episode, God's Grace: 20 Million Lives Changed Forever, Vanessa and Dan discuss the growth and impact of the Blended Kingdom Families (BKF) ministry over the past 4 years. They share their personal journeys, celebrate the impact of God through BKF for millions of blended families, discuss challenges of ministry work, and the exciting vision for the future of BKF, including the launch of coaching programs, family conferences and more! This candid conversation provides a glimpse into the heart and mission of Blended Kingdom Families. We pray this episode blesses you today! Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:22:52

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Increasing Masculine and Feminine Energy in Your Marriage

5/6/2024
In this insightful podcast episode, Increasing Masculine and Feminine Energy in Your Marriage, Scott and Vanessa discuss the importance of embracing masculine and feminine energies in marriage and blended family life. They share personal experiences and provide practical advice on how couples can promote and nurture these God-given qualities within their relationship. Recognizing and embracing your unique design can allow you and your spouse to flourish in your marriage, so don't miss this conversation! We pray this episode blesses you today! Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:24:47

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Breaking Your Phone Addiction: Reclaiming Intimacy in Your Blended Family Marriage

4/29/2024
In this episode, Breaking Your Phone Addiction: Reclaiming Intimacy in Your Blended Family Marriage, Vanessa and Scott discuss the challenges of cell phone usage and how screen time can impact blended family marriages and parenting. They discuss their own past struggles with managing screen time and provide thoughtful advice to help you manage screen time, including putting down devices when your spouse asks you to, finding alternative activities to replace screen time, being sensitive to your partner's needs and more. This episode illustrates the importance of being present and engaged with your spouse and children and how effectively managing screens in your home can foster deeper blended family connections. If you enjoyed this episode please share it with a friend and leave a podcast review! We pray this episode blesses you today! Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:16:24

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How to Overcome Infidelity in Marriage

4/22/2024
In this episode, How to Overcome Infidelity in Marriage, Scott and Vanessa dive deep into the challenging topic of infidelity and blended family marriage. They share personal experiences and offer practical advice for couples seeking to rebuild trust and restore relationships after betrayal. This episode covers topics including the importance of transparency, forgiveness, seeking professional help and more! If you or someone you know has been impacted by infidelity, this episode offers encouragement and a path forward. We pray this episode blesses you today! Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:25:26

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Navigating Complex Blended Family Dynamics with Faith and Patience

4/15/2024
In this episode of the Blended Kingdom Families podcast, Navigating Complex Blended Family Dynamics with Faith and Patience, Vanessa and Jessica have an honest and emotional conversation about Jessica's unique blended family experiences. After the unexpected loss of Jessica's sister-in-law, Jessica and her husband found themselves in an unexpected co-parenting role with their niece's father and stepmother. Through patience, trust-building, and a reliance on their faith, the two families have come together to provide a united support system for the child they all love. This powerful story offers insights and encouragement for others navigating the complexities of blended family dynamics. We pray this episode blesses you today! Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:21:22

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Dating Red Flags Revealed: Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

4/8/2024
In this episode, Dating Red Flags Revealed: Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore, Scott and Vanessa discuss the critical importance of recognizing pre-marriage red flags and determining non-negotiables in a potential spouse. They highlight common relationship red flags like differing spiritual foundations, unresolved past trauma, ongoing legal issues, and financial conflicts, all of which can sabotage a marriage. Scott and Vanessa provide valuable guidance, emphasizing premarital counseling, biblical wisdom, and mentorship from godly couples to navigate these challenges. They encourage singles to pray for their future spouse and pursue a deeper relationship with God during the waiting season. Whether you're dating, engaged, or seeking wisdom for a godly relationship, this episode offers essential insights into building a strong foundation and avoiding major pitfalls. Don't miss these pre-marriage tips from a couple who has traveled this path themselves. We pray this episode blesses you today! Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:19:26

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Ex-Spouse Sabotage in Blended Families

4/1/2024
How do you handle an ex-spouse who actively tries to undermine your new marriage? Scott and Vanessa Martindale tackle this topic in this week’s podcast. They provide proven strategies and tips for setting healthy boundaries, seeking professional counseling, fostering open communication with your spouse, and making your marriage a top priority. In addition, Scott and Vanessa emphasize the importance of surrounding yourself with supportive, godly couples, establishing clear rules, and relying on prayer and spiritual discernment to protect your marriage from external threats. Whether you're newly married or have been married for years, this episode offers invaluable guidance on navigating the challenges posed by a hostile ex-spouse. We pray this episode blesses you today! Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:22:47

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Exposing Co-Parenting Traps: Narcissism & Alienation

3/25/2024
In this thought-provoking episode, Exposing Co-Parenting Traps: Narcissism and Alienation, Scott and Vanessa delve into the complex issue of Narcissistic Parental Alienation Syndrome (NPAS). They provide insights on recognizing the signs, confronting the situation, and finding healing for parents and children affected by this toxic form of co-parenting. Through biblical wisdom and practical advice, they offer guidance to families navigating this challenging terrain. We pray this episode blesses you today! Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:22:04

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Why You Need A Mentor

3/17/2024
On this episode of the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, we discuss everything from intimate moments with the Lord to practical guidance in blended family dynamics. Listen to real-life stories and biblical wisdom that illustrate the transformative power of having a mentor. Join us as we delve into the value of mentorship and how it can deepen your relationship with God and others. We pray this episode blesses you today! Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:16:12

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How To Be A Better Stepparent

3/11/2024
Join us for a heartfelt conversation with Vivian Cumins as she shares her journey of healing and growth within her blended family. From managing expectations to seeking forgiveness, Vivian's insights offer wisdom and encouragement for all blended families. Don't miss out on this inspiring discussion! Join Our Community - Ready to connect with other blended couples who understand exactly what you're going through? Find out how you can join or start a small group in your church or home. https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/groups/ We pray this episode blesses you today! Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:33:30

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Praying with Your Spouse

3/4/2024
On this episode of the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, Scott and Vanessa delve into the transformative power of prayer in marriages and blended families. They discuss encouraging statistics revealing the significant decrease in divorce rates among couples who pray together daily. Throughout the episode, Scott and Vanessa share practical advice on incorporating prayer into daily routines and nurturing spiritual intimacy as a couple. The hosts emphasize the importance of persistence in prayer and its profound impact on relationships, urging listeners to actively pursue this practice. Tune in for valuable insights and encouragement to strengthen your marriage and family through the power of prayer. We pray this episode blesses you today! #blendedfamily #prayer #marriages #praytogether #HealthyRelationships #Stepfamily #BlendedFamilyPodcast #praywithyourspouse Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:18:21

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The Power of Resilience: Embracing God Amidst Trials in your Blended Family

2/26/2024
Discover the power of resilience in this latest episode of the Blended Kingdom Families podcast. Special guest Rebekah Lyons joins Scot and Vanessa Martindale to talk about her journey of faith and seeing God's hand in every season, especially the hardest ones. Our hosts and their guest share profound insights on dying to yourself to discover your true self in God, as well as the beauty in surrendering your dreams to embrace God's greater plan. The podcast also explores the concept of finding balance and purpose in tragedy, the role of blended families in God's kingdom, and how every difficult season is an opportunity to grow closer to God and help others. You can connect with Rebekah Lyons at" https://www.rebekahlyons.com/ https://www.instagram.com/rebekahlyons/ https://www.facebook.com/rebekahlyons #BlendedFamilies #blendedkingdomfamilies #rebekahlyons #Resilience #PurposeInPain #FindYourPurpose #OvercomingAdversity #GodsHandInEverything Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:26:02

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Intimacy & Sex in Second Marriages

2/19/2024
On this episode of the Blended Kingdom Families Podcast, Scott and Vanessa tackle the sensitive topic of physical intimacy and sex within second marriages. They share vulnerably about their own experiences, and highlight the importance of working through past trauma, triggers, and comparison. The conversation centers on the importance of open communication, patience and grace for each other, and embracing joy and pleasure in physical intimacy. If you’re struggling in this area of your marriage, we hope this episode gives you courage to have those needed conversations with your spouse. Don’t let comparison and the past steal your joy in your current marriage! We pray this episode blesses you today! Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:18:49

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I Feel Alone! Finding Community in Blended Families

2/12/2024
If you have ever felt alone and isolated or have struggled to find a supportive community while navigating blended family challenges then this episode is for you! Navigating life in a blended family can be a beautiful but complex journey. In this episode, I Feel Alone - Finding Community in Blended Families, Scott and Vanessa Martindale are joined by special guests Tim and Sandie Noack, small group leaders with 20 years of experience! In this episode they dive into the life-changing value and importance of small groups specifically designed for couples in blended families. Join us as we explore how small group gatherings can provide encouragement, understanding, godly counsel, prayer, and growth for you, your partner and blended family. Why Small Groups? Small groups offer a unique setting where couples in blended families can share experiences, challenges, and successes. It's a space where vulnerability is welcomed and personal growth is nurtured. Discover how these groups can provide you with the tools and confidence to strengthen your marriage and blended family dynamics. From improved communication to deeper empathy, learn how sharing your journey with others can pave the way for a stronger, more unified blended family. We pray this episode blesses you today! Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:31:48

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Enmeshment With Ex-Spouses: Blended Family Boundaries

2/5/2024
Welcome to the latest episode of the Blended Family Podcast - Enmeshment with Ex-Spouses: Setting Boundaries in Blended Families. Join hosts Scott and Vanessa Martindale as they discuss the intricate dynamics of blended families, focusing on the challenges and nuances of enmeshment between ex-spouses. In this episode - Enmeshment with Ex-Spouses: Blended Family Boundaries, we explore what enmeshment means in the context of ex-spouses, discuss several examples of enmeshment and solutions. Learn about these topics and more! - Signs of Unhealthy Enmeshment: Learn about the red flags such as inappropriate closeness, emotional manipulation, and feelings of obligation that might indicate unhealthy ties between ex-spouses. - Strategies for Setting Boundaries: Scott and Vanessa discuss practical ways to establish boundaries for the well-being new marriages and blended families. - Co-Parenting Communication: Tips on how to involve both spouses in co-parenting conversations to foster a respectful and healthy co-parenting relationship. Listen to gain insights and strategies to help navigate the complex relationship between ex-spouses and its impact on your blended family. Whether you are newly blended, starting to date again after divorce, or just interested in remarriage dynamics, this episode offers valuable advice and real-life examples. Subscribe to our podcast so you so not miss out on future episodes about blended family life, co-parenting tips, advice on maintaining healthy relationships and more. Engage with Us - Leave us a podcast review and share your thoughts, feedback and topic suggestions We pray this episode blesses you today! Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:17:31

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Enmeshment Between Parents & Kids - Maintaining Healthy Boundaries in Blended Families

1/29/2024
Enmeshment between parents and kids is an important factor in families and maintaining healthy boundaries in blended families can help. Dive into the complexities of enmeshment in blended families on this podcast episode: Enmeshment Between Parents & Kids - Maintaining Healthy Boundaries in Blended Families. Hosts Scott and Vanessa shed light on scenarios in which parents and children grapple with enmeshment issues that may have formed after a divorce or other life-changing event. This can include a parent's over reliance on a child for emotional support, a parent inhibiting a child's independence, or other similar unhealthy connections. Scott and Vanessa offer practical advice on overcoming enmeshment, emphasizing the importance of open communication and setting clear boundaries. They talk about the benefits (and necessity) of seeking counseling to re-prioritize the marriage and foster healthier relationships within the blended family unit. They also discuss the importance of the child’s mental health. We pray this episode blesses you today! Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:17:02

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Blended Families: My Nest is Empty—Coping with Kids Leaving Home

1/22/2024
In this episode, Scott and Vanessa Martindale are joined by guests Eric and Keisha Gomez to talk about the empty nest phase of marriage and family. Eric is the XO Marriage Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Keisha is a Marriage Mediator at XO Marriage. Together, they talk about preparing for the empty nest before the last child leaves, the importance of intentionality in growing your marriage in this phase, and some of the fun benefits of living in a house with no kids. We pray this episode blesses you! Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:20:07

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Preparing to Launch - Sending Kids to College in a Blended Family

1/15/2024
In this episode Scott and Vanessa Martindale are joined by guests Eric and Keisha Gomez. Eric is the XO Marriage Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Keisha is a Marriage Mediator at XO Marriage. Eric and Keisha share personal experiences and advice for sending kids to college as a blended family, including preparing children academically and spiritually, coping with letting go, dealing with identity attacks and much more! We pray this episode blesses you today! Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:27:00

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The Power of Untethered Worship - 2024 Word of The Year

1/8/2024
In this podcast episode, Scott and Vanessa talk about their practice of asking God to give them a word for the year ahead. They share how they both seek God for a word individually as well as for their blended family, and how this annual activity draws them closer together. We pray this episode blesses you today! Want to join the Blended Kingdom Families Community? Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, To support this ministry and help ensure that blended families around the world continue to receive biblical equipping click here: https://blendedkingdomfamilies.com/donate/ For more resources visit: Blended Kingdom Families Website

Duration:00:26:56