New Marriage, New Forgiveness

with Ron Deal | August 11, 2020

Transitions in life naturally create opportunities for healing. Becoming a parent helps you forgive your parents because now you understand how hard parenting is. Likewise, divorced parents may not fully understand how hurt their children were by the divorce until they announce a new marriage. Okay parents, instead of getting defensive about the past, recognize that this transition has created an opportunity to listen to your kids' hurt, ask for forgiveness, and heal your relationship.

Transitions in life naturally create opportunities for healing. Becoming a parent helps you forgive your parents because now you understand how hard parenting is. Likewise, divorced parents may not fully understand how hurt their children were by the divorce until they announce a new marriage. Okay parents, instead of getting defensive about the past, recognize that this transition has created an opportunity to listen to your kids' hurt, ask for forgiveness, and heal your relationship.

New Marriage, New Forgiveness

With Ron Deal
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August 11, 2020
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Ron: Sometimes announcing an engagement is an opportunity to find forgiveness.

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: Transitions in life naturally create opportunities for healing. Becoming a parent helps you forgive your parents because now you understand how hard parenting is. Likewise, divorced parents may not fully understand how hurt their children were by the divorce until they announce a new marriage.

You see, for kids, a parent’s engagement awakens old wounds and squashes their hope that their parents can reconcile. Okay parents, instead of getting defensive about the past, recognize that this transition has created an opportunity to listen to your kids’ hurt, ask for forgiveness, and heal your relationship. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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