The Repair Myth

with Ron Deal | February 20, 2020

It is so easy to insert unrealistic hopes into our decisions and then experience disappointment. I keep hearing disappointment from parents in blended families because they thought marriage would repair or restore everybody's losses. Well, it doesn't. But that doesn't mean marriage was the wrong decision. You just had misguided hope within the decision. A stepfamily is not a repaired first family; it's a different family with its own challenges and rewards. Stress is not evidence of failure.

It is so easy to insert unrealistic hopes into our decisions and then experience disappointment. I keep hearing disappointment from parents in blended families because they thought marriage would repair or restore everybody's losses. Well, it doesn't. But that doesn't mean marriage was the wrong decision. You just had misguided hope within the decision. A stepfamily is not a repaired first family; it's a different family with its own challenges and rewards. Stress is not evidence of failure.

The Repair Myth

With Ron Deal
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February 20, 2020
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FamilyLife Blended® Minute

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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