Patiently Move Toward Your Kids

with Ron Deal | February 4, 2019

A larger percentage of older couples are taking another run at love and realizing that stepfamily living across the generations is not easy. A newly married man, 84 years old, widowed nine years, approached me at a seminar. He was worried about his adult daughters. "They didn't come to the wedding," he said, "and they won't accept my marriage. What do I do?" Patiently move toward them by yourself initially. They are invested in you, not the new marriage. Your wife will have to be patient, too.

A larger percentage of older couples are taking another run at love and realizing that stepfamily living across the generations is not easy. A newly married man, 84 years old, widowed nine years, approached me at a seminar. He was worried about his adult daughters. "They didn't come to the wedding," he said, "and they won't accept my marriage. What do I do?" Patiently move toward them by yourself initially. They are invested in you, not the new marriage. Your wife will have to be patient, too.

Patiently Move Toward Your Kids

With Ron Deal
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February 04, 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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