FamilyLife Blended® Minute
The Blessing Is Our Job
We love our kids. But we don't always like them.
About the Guest
In his book, The Blessing, Dr. John Trent says it's our job to be a blessing to others. Well, how do you give a blessing when you're afraid it will condone a child's misbehavior? Consider the alternative: not sharing how much you value your child is never going to encourage them to make different choices. They have to know they are loved even when you set a boundary or disapprove of their behavior. Especially when you disapprove of their behavior! Love and boundaries are best served together.
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
We love our kids. But we don’t always like them.