FamilyLife Blended® Minute
Do Your Homework
If you're single and dating and at least one of you has kids, you need to do your homework.
About the Guest
Single parents often ask me if they should get married and form a blended family. Honestly, I don't have any idea what's best for you and the kids. But I do know that just because you've fallen in love with a person doesn't mean you'll know how to be a family. A wedding that includes children is a package deal. The better you understand the package the stronger your family will be. So, dating couples, I know this doesn't sound very romantic but it's time to go back to school. Stepfamily School.
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
If you’re single and dating and at least one of you has kids, you need to do your homework.