Blended Kingdom Families Podcast

Blended Kingdom Families Podcast

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

Episodes

May 20, 2024 21 mins

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 a...

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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, famil...

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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 y...

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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 altern...

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April 22, 2024 25 mins

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 kn...

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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 pa...

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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 V...

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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 sup...

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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 n...

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March 17, 2024 16 mins

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! 

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March 11, 2024 33 mins

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!

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March 4, 2024 18 mins

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 coupl...

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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 G...

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February 19, 2024 18 mins

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 physic...

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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 o...

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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...

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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 th...

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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 benef...

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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!

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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! 

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