Par for the Stepfamily Course

with Ron Deal | May 18, 2020

Jennifer was worried about the different levels of openness her kids felt toward their stepfather of four years. She wondered if it was normal. Part of her problem was comparing her blended family to a first-family where it's normal for kids to generally feel the same about their parent. But in a stepfamily, this is normal. The kids don't have to feel the same; just let each relationship stand on its own. Yep, this is par for the stepfamily course which means you're doing okay.

Jennifer was worried about the different levels of openness her kids felt toward their stepfather of four years. She wondered if it was normal. Part of her problem was comparing her blended family to a first-family where it's normal for kids to generally feel the same about their parent. But in a stepfamily, this is normal. The kids don't have to feel the same; just let each relationship stand on its own. Yep, this is par for the stepfamily course which means you're doing okay.

Par for the Stepfamily Course

With Ron Deal
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May 18, 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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