Being Family

with Ron Deal | April 21, 2020

Parents, we all expect a little sibling conflict but mostly we want our kids to get along. Parents in stepfamilies want peace as well but they also take peace as a sign that the kids are accepting each other. Here's what's ironic, stepsiblings may be less negative because they feel less like family. In other words, feeling safe and connected frees siblings to be more negative. That means the more bonded stepsiblings are over time the more conflict you can expect, right?

Parents, we all expect a little sibling conflict but mostly we want our kids to get along. Parents in stepfamilies want peace as well but they also take peace as a sign that the kids are accepting each other. Here's what's ironic, stepsiblings may be less negative because they feel less like family. In other words, feeling safe and connected frees siblings to be more negative. That means the more bonded stepsiblings are over time the more conflict you can expect, right?

Being Family

With Ron Deal
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April 21, 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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