Be Jesus: A Difficult Ex-Spouse 2

with Ron Deal | June 16, 2020

We don't talk about the obvious thing that everyone knows about, but no one will address out loud. We think we're keeping peace, but really we're just staying stuck. Like when a child's parent in the other home has an addiction or a behavior issue and you avoid the subject. Hey, speak with respect and compassion for the person, but talk about the issue. Help your kids understand what's going on and give them a godly perspective about what they can do. Awkward? Oh, yeah. But very necessary.

We don't talk about the obvious thing that everyone knows about, but no one will address out loud. We think we're keeping peace, but really we're just staying stuck. Like when a child's parent in the other home has an addiction or a behavior issue and you avoid the subject. Hey, speak with respect and compassion for the person, but talk about the issue. Help your kids understand what's going on and give them a godly perspective about what they can do. Awkward? Oh, yeah. But very necessary.

Be Jesus: A Difficult Ex-Spouse 2

With Ron Deal
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June 16, 2020
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Ron: When no one is talking about the elephant in the room, what you should do is…talk about the elephant in the room.

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Ron: Yeah, we shoot ourselves in the foot on this one. For the sake of keeping peace we don’t talk about the obvious thing that everyone knows about, but no one will address out loud. We think we’re keeping peace, but really we’re just staying stuck. Like when a child’s parent in the other home has an addiction or a behavior issue and you avoid the subject.

Hey, speak with respect and compassion for the person, but talk about the issue. Help your kids understand what’s going on and give them a godly perspective about what they can do. Awkward? Oh, yeah. But very necessary. 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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