Stepdad: Lead Through Your Wife

with Ron Deal | June 18, 2020

Smart stepdads cast a godly vision for their home, but they recognize initially, they may need to lead through their wife. She has authority with her kids, and she is their source of security not him. He gets this, so he provides in direct leadership. Together, with his wife, they set behavioral expectations and standards for the family, but until her kids respect him she's going to follow through on consequences. A stepdad who humbly serves his family like this is a smart stepdad indeed.

Smart stepdads cast a godly vision for their home, but they recognize initially, they may need to lead through their wife. She has authority with her kids, and she is their source of security not him. He gets this, so he provides in direct leadership. Together, with his wife, they set behavioral expectations and standards for the family, but until her kids respect him she's going to follow through on consequences. A stepdad who humbly serves his family like this is a smart stepdad indeed.

Stepdad: Lead Through Your Wife

With Ron Deal
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June 18, 2020
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Ron: A good father serves and leads his family, and executes authority in the home. Stepdads can do this, too, but in the beginning it may look a little different.

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

Ron: Let me tell you about smart stepdads. They cast a godly vision for their home. They take initiative to move the family in that direction, but they recognize that in the beginning, they may need to lead through their wife.

You see, she has authority with her kids. She has their trust and she is their source of security not him. He gets this, so he provides indirect leadership in the home. Together, with his wife, they set behavioral expectations and standards for the family, but until her kids respect him she’s going to be the one following through on consequences. A stepdad who humbly serves his family like this is a smart stepdad indeed. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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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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