TODAY’S Episode

The Parent Gatekeeper

with Ron Deal | September 2, 2020

An increasing number of people are getting married later and acquiring not only adult stepchildren, but stepgrandchildren. Research confirms that adult stepchildren are the gatekeepers to whether or not the stepgrandparent and stepgrandchildren have a loving relationship. The way you get along with your adult stepchildren will probably determine how you get along with your stepgrandchildren. If you want to open and enjoy that stepgrandchild gift, make sure you get along with their mom or dad.

An increasing number of people are getting married later and acquiring not only adult stepchildren, but stepgrandchildren. Research confirms that adult stepchildren are the gatekeepers to whether or not the stepgrandparent and stepgrandchildren have a loving relationship. The way you get along with your adult stepchildren will probably determine how you get along with your stepgrandchildren. If you want to open and enjoy that stepgrandchild gift, make sure you get along with their mom or dad.

The Parent Gatekeeper

With Ron Deal
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September 02, 2020
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Ron: Did your wedding gifts include a toaster, crockpot, and a grandchild?

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: An increasing number of people are getting married later in life and acquiring not only adult stepchildren, but stepgrandchildren. Now, your relationship with the stepgrandchildren is probably determined by their parent. Research confirms that in these situations adult stepchildren are the gatekeepers to whether or not the stepgrandparent and stepgrandchildren have a close, loving relationship. The way you get along with your adult stepchildren is probably going to determine how you get along with your stepgrandchildren.

So, if you want to open and enjoy that stepgrandchild gift, make sure you get along with their mom or dad. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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In this 60 second short feature, Ron Deal delivers a daily word of encouragement for those in stepfamilies and those who know them—which is a whole lot of us today. A relevant, real-world outlook with a biblical perspective.

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