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1/3 of Today’s Weddings

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Ex Spouse Day is observed annually on April 14th.  This day recognizes one’s ex spouse. National Ex-Spouse Day

The question has been asked as to why would one want to celebrate their Ex??  We are not sure there is a good answer to that question.

For a wide variety of reasons, sometimes marriages just do not work out.  Recent statistics show that the divorce rate for first marriages is at 50 percent.  Some people find that they actually get along better after a divorce than they did during the marriage.  Unfortunately, all divorces do not turn out that friendly and can the experience can be very painful and traumatic.

Regardless if it is a friendly separation or not, there needs to be a way to manage the situation when children are involved. After a divorce or separation it is now all about parenting the children. It is all about taking the high road in your interaction with your ex spouse.

National Ex Spouse Day is meant to be a day of reflection and to encourage ex spouses to release anger or resentment.


National Ex Spouse Day was created in 1987 by Reverend Ronald Coleman of Kansas City, Mo.

It Takes 7 Years…

SLIDE - Stepfamily Tip - 7 years

Family Isn’t…

A TEMPLATE - Slide - Step Family TIP - Blood

A Perfect Marriage is…

SLIDE - Marriage Tip Perfect Marriage

Choosing a Marriage Partner

A TEMPLATE - Slide - Step Family TIP Ron deal

Woven Together by Choice

A TEMPLATE - Slide - Step Family TIP Woven

You Can Make It As a Stepfamily

SLIDE - Step Family Tip - Us

God at Your Sides

Slide - Step Family TIP - God

Your Children’s Other Parent…

Slide - Other Parent- Stepfamily Tip

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