Stepparenting: Multiple Labels

with | April 18, 2019

We all have different roles and each role tends to have a label. Suzanne's kids were confusing her husband. The youngest calls him Dad; the middle will only call him by his first name; and the oldest calls him, "Hey, you." Since terms tend to reflect emotional bonds and loyalty conflicts in children, mom and stepdad should learn to be okay with different labels. As long as the terms are respectful, go with it. Focus on being Christ-like. The labels will change, but the relationship will endure.

We all have different roles and each role tends to have a label. Suzanne's kids were confusing her husband. The youngest calls him Dad; the middle will only call him by his first name; and the oldest calls him, "Hey, you." Since terms tend to reflect emotional bonds and loyalty conflicts in children, mom and stepdad should learn to be okay with different labels. As long as the terms are respectful, go with it. Focus on being Christ-like. The labels will change, but the relationship will endure.

Stepparenting: Multiple Labels

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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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