59 episodes

In order to be fulfilled in our lives and relationships, we must be willing to invest in those things that matter most to us. Many people invest years of their lives in school and training in order to practice their chosen career, knowing that in the end, it will be worth it. Your marriage is the most important asset you have. It’s all about strengthening the legacy of your family. It would be an honor to go on this journey with you.
As a Counselor/Coach, Husband/Wife team we share vulnerably with simple truths and lots of laughter.

GilandBrenda Gil and Brenda Stuart

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0, 7 Ratings

In order to be fulfilled in our lives and relationships, we must be willing to invest in those things that matter most to us. Many people invest years of their lives in school and training in order to practice their chosen career, knowing that in the end, it will be worth it. Your marriage is the most important asset you have. It’s all about strengthening the legacy of your family. It would be an honor to go on this journey with you.
As a Counselor/Coach, Husband/Wife team we share vulnerably with simple truths and lots of laughter.

    Introduction

    Introduction

    Join Gil and Brenda Stuart as they share their “dirt under the fingernails” experience in a stepfamily. Counselor and Coach, authors and speakers, they share practical tools so you can have a remarriage that ROCKS! No matter the age of your kids (if you have any) the best gift you can give them is a strong marriage.
    With Gil and Brenda, you get both the male and female perspective in marriage. As you listen to them, sparks will fly, laughter and tears will happen, but you’ll walk away with insight for your remarriage and stepfamily that you will find valuable and applicable.
    Get tips, tools and tingles as the Stuarts encourage you in your remarriage and stepfamily adventure!
    Check out their website for upcoming speaking engagements, Blog, Media interviews and Small Group materials including a book, workbook, leaders guide and a DVD.
     
    https://gilandbrenda.com/restored-remarried/ (https://gilandbrenda.com/restored-remarried/)
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    • 24 min
    Myths and Expectations

    Myths and Expectations

    Couples in a stepfamily will really benefit from this episode.
    We can really get caught up in having the wrong myths and expectations in our remarriage. Thank goodness Siri can help us out here! Gil and Brenda will look at 7 common myths that remarriages and stepfamilies face. Wow, 72 differences between a first marriage and a second too! Time to take off the rose-colored glasses and get a reality check! Living in a blended family is not for the faint-at-heart. You will build character and understanding that you never knew you had…if you do it right!
    Check out their website for upcoming speaking engagements, Blog, Media interviews and Small Group materials including a book, workbook, leaders guide and a DVD.
    https://gilandbrenda.com/restored-remarried/ (https://gilandbrenda.com/restored-remarried/)
    #RestoredandRemarried #remarried #remarriage #stepfamily #stepmom #stepdad #stepmother #stepfather #stepparent #stepparenting #stepchild #blendedfamily #marriagehelp #conflictresolution #parenting #remarriagehelp #stepfamilyhelp #blendedfamilyhelp #tipstoolsandtingles #remarriageadvice

    • 27 min
    Gil & Brenda are interviewed by Ron Deal from Family Life Blended

    Gil & Brenda are interviewed by Ron Deal from Family Life Blended

    Are you looking for support for the unique dynamics and challenges that stepfamily life brings? Have you wondered where you can go to get help? Then this episode is for you! Ron Deal talks with Gil and Brenda on how to find a church that will suppor...

    • 1 min
    S2 Episode 7 STEPFAMILY Interview Craig & Gina Morgan, Blended Together

    S2 Episode 7 STEPFAMILY Interview Craig & Gina Morgan, Blended Together

    S2 Episode 7 STEPFAMILY Interview Craig & Gina Morgan, Blended Together
    Another powerful conversation about how to strengthen and protect your ...

    • 36 sec
    S2 Episode 6 MARRIAGE Are You Married and Lonely?

    S2 Episode 6 MARRIAGE Are You Married and Lonely?

    Most people think that when they get married, they won’t be lonely again. Feeling lonely and isolated in a marriage is becoming more common than you may realize. Gil and Brenda have talked with several people that...

    • 35 min
    S2 Episode 5 MARRIAGE First Responders & Law Enforcement

    S2 Episode 5 MARRIAGE First Responders & Law Enforcement

    What can those couples who are in Law Enforcement and First Responders do to protect their marriage and family? What can we (those of us who are not in those fields) do to support them? Gil and Brenda interview a couple, who have been living this journey for over 20 years, 10 of those years on a SWAT team. Gabe and Stacey are very candid about the hardships and realities and the toll it can take on a marriage. They share practical advice to help strengthen a marriage and family who is affected by these professions.
    A few takeaways:
    To those who are First Responders & in Law Enforcement:

    1. Work to understand and educate yourself on the job. Be aware of the biological impacts that affect both physiological and social health – these will indeed impact your family as well.
    2. Each person should work to define themselves individually and define their family-outside of the “first responder” identity. Your work should not be your identity.
    3. Cultivate friendships outside of the workplace.
    4. Faith and family must come before work and hobbies.
    5. Surround yourself with pro-marriage and pro-family activities/thoughts
     
    To those who are not in this profession:

    1.Make an effort to really reach out to these marriages/families
    2. Be flexible with scheduling with activities
    3. Include them in normal, fun activities
     
    4. Pray for them!

    Book Resource: Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement (https://www.amazon.com/Emotional-survival-law-enforcement-officers/dp/0971725403/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2U3JW6PM45FAT&dchild=1&keywords=emotional+survival+for+law+enforcement+dr.+kevin+gilmartin&qid=1589831766&sprefix=Emotinal+Survival+for+Law%2Caps%2C274&sr=8-2) by Kevin M. Gilmartin, Ph.D
     
    Counselor/Coach, Husband/Wife Team, Marriage Illustrators and Encouragers

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

GhiaDad ,

Awesome Blended Family Resource!

Gil and Brenda are amazing in their genuine heart for blended families. They have such an easy going approach to a some times tough subject! My wife and I are very thankful for their work in this field and for the sharing they do with others!

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