Adult Stepfamilies: Money Issues

with Ron Deal | August 12, 2020

Money matters really tap into the best and worst of us. In stepfamilies, sometimes it reveals differing emotional connections and loyalty issues. We hear from stepparents who feel pushed out when their adult stepchild asks their parent to add their name to the checking account or life insurance; and from those who discover their spouse has loaned money to an adult child without their knowledge. Hey, there's no room for secrets or emotional games in blended families especially between spouses.

Money matters really tap into the best and worst of us. In stepfamilies, sometimes it reveals differing emotional connections and loyalty issues. We hear from stepparents who feel pushed out when their adult stepchild asks their parent to add their name to the checking account or life insurance; and from those who discover their spouse has loaned money to an adult child without their knowledge. Hey, there's no room for secrets or emotional games in blended families especially between spouses.

Adult Stepfamilies: Money Issues

With Ron Deal
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August 12, 2020
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Ron: Do you want to start a fight in a stepfamily with adult kids? Just start talking about money.

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Ron: Money matters really tap into the best and worst of us. In stepfamilies, sometimes it calls to light differing emotional connections and loyalty issues that can be used as a weapon to divide. We hear from stepparents who feel pushed out when their adult stepchild asks their parent to add their name to the checking account or life insurance; and from those who discover that their spouse has been loaning money to an adult child without their knowledge.

Hey, there’s no room for secrets or emotional games in blended families especially between spouses. The way you handle money should draw you together, not push you apart. 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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