Dating: Best Practices 3–Early Introductions

with Ron Deal | June 25, 2020

I get this great question from single parents. Here are a few guidelines. The first few dates should only be about the two of you. Casual introductions are fine but don't proactively put your kids and that person together until you're sure there are real possibilities for the relationship. As your relationship grows gradually be more intentional about putting your kids and them together. Honestly, the fit between them is just as important to a decision about marriage as is your fit as a couple.

I get this great question from single parents. Here are a few guidelines. The first few dates should only be about the two of you. Casual introductions are fine but don't proactively put your kids and that person together until you're sure there are real possibilities for the relationship. As your relationship grows gradually be more intentional about putting your kids and them together. Honestly, the fit between them is just as important to a decision about marriage as is your fit as a couple.

Dating: Best Practices 3–Early Introductions

With Ron Deal
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June 25, 2020
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Ron: Hey Ron, when do I introduce my dating partner to my kids?

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Ron: That’s a great question that I get from single parents. Here are a few guidelines. The first few dates should only be about the two of you. Casual introductions are fine when you start dating but don’t proactively put your kids and that person together until you’re pretty sure there are some real possibilities for the relationship. This is especially true for children under the age of five who can bond to someone faster than you can.

As your relationship grows gradually become more intentional about putting your kids and them together. Honestly, the fit between them is just as important to a decision about marriage as is your fit as a couple. So, pay attention! For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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