Honoring the Past and the Present

with Ron Deal | August 18, 2020

When Victoria married a widower with four kids she applied this advice and it paid off. When they moved her furniture into his house she noticed how "uprooted" the kids felt, so she made changes cautiously. First, the kitchen but their mother's items were distributed or saved for each child. Then she waited five years to re-do the living room. And now, after seven years, for Christmas she gifted each child with a photo of their family of origin and the current stepfamily. Now, that's wisdom.

When Victoria married a widower with four kids she applied this advice and it paid off. When they moved her furniture into his house she noticed how "uprooted" the kids felt, so she made changes cautiously. First, the kitchen but their mother's items were distributed or saved for each child. Then she waited five years to re-do the living room. And now, after seven years, for Christmas she gifted each child with a photo of their family of origin and the current stepfamily. Now, that's wisdom.

Honoring the Past and the Present

With Ron Deal
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August 18, 2020
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Ron: Wise stepparents honor their stepchildren’s past.

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Ron: When Victoria married a widower with four kids she applied this advice and it paid off. When they moved her furniture into his house she noticed how “uprooted” the kids felt, so she made changes very cautiously.

First, the kitchen but their mother’s items were distributed or saved for each child. Then she waited five years to re-do the living room. And now, after seven years, for Christmas she gifted each child with a photo of their family of origin and the current stepfamily. Now, that’s wisdom. She honored their Mom, Dad, each child—and herself. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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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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