Helping the Irresponsible Become Responsible

with Ron Deal | January 17, 2019

This is a tough one and it depends on who we're talking about. One way parents can help an irresponsible or unmotivated child is to change the child's environment; the boundaries and consequences that you set. But if it is an irresponsible co-parent you have a bigger problem because you don't control their environment. What you can do is manage yourself. Don't repay evil for evil. Keep your obligations. In other words, instead of trying to change them change yourself to be more like Christ.

This is a tough one and it depends on who we're talking about. One way parents can help an irresponsible or unmotivated child is to change the child's environment; the boundaries and consequences that you set. But if it is an irresponsible co-parent you have a bigger problem because you don't control their environment. What you can do is manage yourself. Don't repay evil for evil. Keep your obligations. In other words, instead of trying to change them change yourself to be more like Christ.

Helping the Irresponsible Become Responsible

With Ron Deal
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January 17, 2019
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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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