You Can’t Have It Both Ways

with Ron Deal | May 14, 2020

Have you ever received a double message? Like when a friend tells you it's okay that you didn't call them, but then is mad that you didn't call them. One trap in stepfamily parenting is when the biological parent clearly wants the stepparent to be a part of the parenting process, but then undercuts their authority and decisions. This is confusing and defeating to the stepparent. Either they are part of the team or they are not a part of your life. I suggest you make them part of the team.

Have you ever received a double message? Like when a friend tells you it's okay that you didn't call them, but then is mad that you didn't call them. One trap in stepfamily parenting is when the biological parent clearly wants the stepparent to be a part of the parenting process, but then undercuts their authority and decisions. This is confusing and defeating to the stepparent. Either they are part of the team or they are not a part of your life. I suggest you make them part of the team.

You Can’t Have It Both Ways

With Ron Deal
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May 14, 2020
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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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