Stepparents & the Law 3

with Ron Deal | May 28, 2020

Yep, you got it. Your life investment in them isn't protected under the law. But the answer to this dilemma is not legal, it's relational. You see, love would sacrifice financially and not worry about a "return on investment"; love would commit time and energy to their care even knowing that, should the biological parent die, you could be pushed out of the family picture; and love would lift up God's law to a child even though man's law acts like you don't exist. Cause love never fails.

Yep, you got it. Your life investment in them isn't protected under the law. But the answer to this dilemma is not legal, it's relational. You see, love would sacrifice financially and not worry about a "return on investment"; love would commit time and energy to their care even knowing that, should the biological parent die, you could be pushed out of the family picture; and love would lift up God's law to a child even though man's law acts like you don't exist. Cause love never fails.

Stepparents & the Law 3

With Ron Deal
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May 28, 2020
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Ron: So, let me get this straight. I’m expected to raise my stepchildren, provide for them, and pay for college, but I don’t have any legal rights to them?

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Ron: Yep, you got it. Your life investment in them isn’t protected under the law. But the answer to this dilemma is not legal, it’s relational.

You see, love would sacrifice financially and not worry about a “return on investment”; love would commit time and energy to their care even knowing that, should the biological parent die, you could be pushed out of the family picture; and love would lift up God’s law to a child even though man’s law acts like you don’t exist. Cause love never fails. 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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