Dating: Best Practices 2–Adult Kids

with Ron Deal | June 24, 2020

I've heard that a lot, especially from widows. Adult kids care quite a bit about what's happening to their parent and how it's going to change the family. So, when a parent makes it their agenda to get their adult child to accept their dating partner sometimes it backfires. Instead offer soft invitations, not demanding ones. It's more respectful and lets them engage when they are ready. Hey, adding someone to the family portrait at any age changes a lot. Be sure to step together.

I've heard that a lot, especially from widows. Adult kids care quite a bit about what's happening to their parent and how it's going to change the family. So, when a parent makes it their agenda to get their adult child to accept their dating partner sometimes it backfires. Instead offer soft invitations, not demanding ones. It's more respectful and lets them engage when they are ready. Hey, adding someone to the family portrait at any age changes a lot. Be sure to step together.

Dating: Best Practices 2–Adult Kids

With Ron Deal
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June 24, 2020
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Ron: Ron, because my children are adults, I thought me dating wouldn’t be a problem. Boy was I wrong.

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Ron: You know, I’ve heard that a lot, especially from widows. You see, adult kids care quite a bit about what’s happening to their parent and how it’s going to change the family. So, when a parent makes it their agenda to get their adult child to accept their dating partner sometimes it backfires.

Instead offer soft invitations, not demanding ones. “Brian is having dinner with me on Saturday and you’re welcome to join us if you’d like.” That feels a whole lot more respectful and lets them engage when they are ready. Hey, adding someone to the family portrait at any age changes a lot. Be sure to step together. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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