The Cold Shoulder

with Ron Deal | December 17, 2018

Angela was kind to her stepchildren's mother. She sent occasional gifts and nice texts to let her know she respected her. But because she never got anything back, she wondered if she was harassing the mom. I suppose it's possible the mother felt that way, but my guess is she felt threatened by Angela's presence or was bitter toward the kid's father. So, until you know differently, I told Angela, keep doing what you're doing. It may take a while but kindness is still the best medicine.

Angela was kind to her stepchildren's mother. She sent occasional gifts and nice texts to let her know she respected her. But because she never got anything back, she wondered if she was harassing the mom. I suppose it's possible the mother felt that way, but my guess is she felt threatened by Angela's presence or was bitter toward the kid's father. So, until you know differently, I told Angela, keep doing what you're doing. It may take a while but kindness is still the best medicine.

The Cold Shoulder

With Ron Deal
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December 17, 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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