The Unwanted Guest

with | June 17, 2019

Initially, stepparents are often treated like an outsider. Eventually most get invited in but not always. Even after a decade one stepparent asked, "How do I continue giving myself to an adult stepchild whose only goal is to treat me like an unwanted guest?" It requires a delicate balance of self-care. Pull back occasionally to refuel and remain available should their heart open. Both are challenging and the process exhausting. So, pray...a merciful heart, and for God to change what you can't.

Initially, stepparents are often treated like an outsider. Eventually most get invited in but not always. Even after a decade one stepparent asked, "How do I continue giving myself to an adult stepchild whose only goal is to treat me like an unwanted guest?" It requires a delicate balance of self-care. Pull back occasionally to refuel and remain available should their heart open. Both are challenging and the process exhausting. So, pray...a merciful heart, and for God to change what you can't.

The Unwanted Guest

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June 17, 2019
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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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