Love Associations

with Ron Deal | February 19, 2020

In our book Building Love Together in Blended Families, Dr. Gary Chapman and I discuss how blended family love associations-meaning, the qualities or behaviors we associate with love-can be different on day one in a stepfamily. A stepchild may love their stepparent, but not respect their authority. A stepparent may love the children the same, but still find it awkward to hug their stepchild. When love associations collide, you get conflict. Recognize it takes time to merge definitions of love.

In our book Building Love Together in Blended Families, Dr. Gary Chapman and I discuss how blended family love associations-meaning, the qualities or behaviors we associate with love-can be different on day one in a stepfamily. A stepchild may love their stepparent, but not respect their authority. A stepparent may love the children the same, but still find it awkward to hug their stepchild. When love associations collide, you get conflict. Recognize it takes time to merge definitions of love.

Love Associations

With Ron Deal
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February 19, 2020
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FamilyLife Blended® Minute

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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