Remarriage and Blending

For some, remarriage can offer hope to those who have suffered loss.  Marriage and blending families is an opportunity to extend your capacity to love and to practice the attribute of patience and forgivingness. Understanding the potential problems and difficulties inherent in second marriages can help you avoid pitfalls and have realistic expectations that will more likely lead to a happy family life.


Marriage: Your Highest Priority
Those who enter into marriage should be fully prepared to establish their marriage as the first priority in their lives
James E Faust

Making Family Life a Priority
Good homes are still the best source of good humans.
Neil A Maxwell

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Couples of all ages share the many ways they have found to express love for each other.  A widower shares His experiences with expressions of love and how we can work towards lasting marriage relationships

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  1. Born to Fail

    Born to Fail

    Life began to feel normal for a minute. Shawn and I grew closer, and for a time the past seemed to be so far behind me. I started to enjoy some of the things I had enjoyed before the tragedy. One day, Shawn came home with a gym membership for...

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  2. Together We Stand

    Together We Stand

    One day, Jordyn came back to our home after being away for a few days. She struggled most of the afternoon and by bedtime, she was in tears. She shared with Shawn and me the challenges and struggles she was facing because her parents’ divorce caused her to go back...

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  3. What if I Jump?

    What if I Jump?

    I will never comprehend how I was able to move forward or why Heavenly Father asked me to become okay with the thought of finding love again so quickly. I can only say that I didn’t do it alone. I wasn’t ready. I wasn’t prepared, and I didn’t feel able to do...

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  4. Why Marrying a Widow is a Matter of Faith for Me.

    Why Marrying a Widow is a Matter of Faith for Me.

    Part 2 of Dating and Marrying a Widow…read part one here. Written By-Curtis Toone (second husband of author Julie Toone) *Disclaimer: as this particular blog post primarily deals with theological issues related to Christianity and more particularly to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, be advised that if you’re...

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A marriage, like a human life, is a precious, living thing. Spouses should exercise faith in Christ and love for each other to heal and strengthen their marriage relationship.

The Atonement of Jesus Christ can heal the pain of a troubled or broken marriage for all who humbly seek His help.  Prayer, repentance and change can strengthen marriages and bring families closer together.