Stepparent Tip #2: Depersonalize Rejection

with Ron Deal | October 9, 2018

Sometimes when a child struggles to accept a stepparent it has more to do with staying in contact with their biological parent than it does necessarily rejection of the stepparent. If you can keep that in mind then maybe you won't take the rejection so personally. The Apostle Paul spoke lots of truth but lots of people rejected him. What kept him going was feeling his heavenly Father's approval even when he didn't have it from those around him. That's a good prescription for stepparents, too.

Sometimes when a child struggles to accept a stepparent it has more to do with staying in contact with their biological parent than it does necessarily rejection of the stepparent. If you can keep that in mind then maybe you won't take the rejection so personally. The Apostle Paul spoke lots of truth but lots of people rejected him. What kept him going was feeling his heavenly Father's approval even when he didn't have it from those around him. That's a good prescription for stepparents, too.

Stepparent Tip #2: Depersonalize Rejection

With Ron Deal
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October 09, 2018
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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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