Dating: Best Practices 1

with Ron Deal | June 23, 2020

Lots of singles find themselves dating and either they or the person they're dating have a child. Now, kids have strong emotions and opinions about what's happening. In other words, the whole family is dating. Be proactive and have a plan for how to include them in a constructive way. How you do this is going to depend on a number of factors but first you have to recognize you're dating in a crowd. You can't compartmentalize your life and fall in love as if it won't impact your kids. It will.

Lots of singles find themselves dating and either they or the person they're dating have a child. Now, kids have strong emotions and opinions about what's happening. In other words, the whole family is dating. Be proactive and have a plan for how to include them in a constructive way. How you do this is going to depend on a number of factors but first you have to recognize you're dating in a crowd. You can't compartmentalize your life and fall in love as if it won't impact your kids. It will.

Dating: Best Practices 1

With Ron Deal
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June 23, 2020
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Ron: Dating for two is difficult. Dating in a crowd is downright complicated.

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: Lots of singles today find themselves dating and kids are involved. Either they or the person they’re dating have a child. Now here’s the deal. Kids have strong emotions and opinions about what’s happening. In other words, the whole family is dating. Table for 20!

So, you better be proactive and have a plan for how you are going to include them in a constructive way. Now, how you do this is going to depend on a number of factors but first you have to recognize that in fact you’re dating in a crowd. You can’t compartmentalize your life and fall in love as if it won’t impact your kids. It will. So, make a plan. 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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