Insecurity Leads to Competition

with Ron Deal | January 24, 2019

Generally speaking, in a biological family when a parent gives time and care to their child they are also caring for their spouse. But in stepfamilies when time and energy is given to someone else it can feel like a threat. A stepparent may resent the time their spouse gives to the children or kids may feel jealous of the time their parent gives to the stepparent. The issue here is insecurity. So you don't feel the need to compete remind yourself God provides us with an endless amount of love.

Generally speaking, in a biological family when a parent gives time and care to their child they are also caring for their spouse. But in stepfamilies when time and energy is given to someone else it can feel like a threat. A stepparent may resent the time their spouse gives to the children or kids may feel jealous of the time their parent gives to the stepparent. The issue here is insecurity. So you don't feel the need to compete remind yourself God provides us with an endless amount of love.

Insecurity Leads to Competition

With Ron Deal
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January 24, 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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