Back-Up Mom

with Ron Deal | May 7, 2020

One stepmom was pleasantly surprised when her two oldest stepdaughters gave her a card on Mother's Day. It read, "Everyone needs a back-up mom. You're mine!" What a huge compliment. She was beaming from ear to ear. So, why does she need a hug? Because this stepmom's other two stepchildren didn't acknowledge her at all on Mother's Day. Not a word. So which is it? Is she accepted or rejected? A part of the family or pushed aside? Ambiguity is a stepparent's middle name. That's why they need a hug.

One stepmom was pleasantly surprised when her two oldest stepdaughters gave her a card on Mother's Day. It read, "Everyone needs a back-up mom. You're mine!" What a huge compliment. She was beaming from ear to ear. So, why does she need a hug? Because this stepmom's other two stepchildren didn't acknowledge her at all on Mother's Day. Not a word. So which is it? Is she accepted or rejected? A part of the family or pushed aside? Ambiguity is a stepparent's middle name. That's why they need a hug.

Back-Up Mom

With Ron Deal
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May 07, 2020
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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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