A Book By Its Cover

with | June 4, 2019

A teacher asked a student about her family. The girl mentioned she had a stepmom, but, then was quick to clarify they didn't say "stepmom or stepchild" in their family. It's interesting. Family rules about what we call each other can create a lot of pressure especially on kids. But terms don't necessarily represent the heart. What you say to others about your family is not necessarily indicative of how you feel. So give kids in complex families the freedom to use terms that make sense to them.

A teacher asked a student about her family. The girl mentioned she had a stepmom, but, then was quick to clarify they didn't say "stepmom or stepchild" in their family. It's interesting. Family rules about what we call each other can create a lot of pressure especially on kids. But terms don't necessarily represent the heart. What you say to others about your family is not necessarily indicative of how you feel. So give kids in complex families the freedom to use terms that make sense to them.

A Book By Its Cover

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June 04, 2019
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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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