Ephesians 6:4 (ESV)

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”

Navigating relationships can be difficult. But when we try to understand the perspective of the other person, we can “try on their shoes” and maybe heal differences. Listen in as author Lauren Reitsema shares how step-parents and their children can learn to understand and accept one another.


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Lauren Reitsema

Lauren Reitsema


Lauren Reitsema is an author and speaker and the Vice President of Strategy and Communications for the Center for Relationship Education. Lauren’s interest in relationship skills began when her parents divorced after almost 20 years of marriage. Seeking to understand better patterns for her own future legacy, she earned a Bachelor in Communication from TCU. Lauren is the author of In Their Shoes, a book dedicated to helping parents better understand and connect with children of divorce. Her vocational speaking experience spans over 15 years, teaching a variety of relationship skills to youth, adults and corporate teams. Lauren recognizes relationships are one of life’s most important assets and energizes a room to prioritize the people in their lives. She and her husband, Josh, love adventures with their three children. All Colorado natives, they are avid skiers, outdoor enthusiasts and Broncos’ fans. Visit the Relationship Center at www.myrelationshipcenter.org.

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