Different & the Same–Not Sure How I Fit In?

with Ron Deal | July 1, 2020

Have you ever been an outsider? In a biological family everyone is an "insider" with the privileges of being part of the family, and children naturally respect their parent's authority and trust them. In a blended family, someone is an outsider. Stepsiblings are outsiders to each other and stepparents are outsiders to their children. This makes the stepparent's authority easily challenged. To become a healthy blended family merge outsiders with insiders. The more you know, the better you love.

Have you ever been an outsider? In a biological family everyone is an "insider" with the privileges of being part of the family, and children naturally respect their parent's authority and trust them. In a blended family, someone is an outsider. Stepsiblings are outsiders to each other and stepparents are outsiders to their children. This makes the stepparent's authority easily challenged. To become a healthy blended family merge outsiders with insiders. The more you know, the better you love.

Different & the Same–Not Sure How I Fit In?

With Ron Deal
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July 01, 2020
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Ron: If you’ve ever been to a foreign country you know just what I mean.

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

Ron: Have you ever been an outsider? You know, someone who is new to the culture or territory and you’re not sure how to fit in. In a biological family everyone is an “insider,” they all have the privileges of being part of the family, and children naturally respect their parent’s authority and trust them. In a blended family, someone is an outsider. Stepsiblings are outsiders to each other, and stepparents are outsiders to their children. This makes the stepparent’s authority ambiguous and easily challenged.

Well, to become a healthy blended family you’ve got to merge outsiders with insiders. The more you know, the better you love. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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