You’re Not My Dad–Part 1

with Ron Deal | October 18, 2018

Recognize that on some level this teenager is telling you about her sadness. Yes, I know, she doesn't want to clean her room but she also misses her dad. Sometimes kids defy a stepparent because they are hurting. So, respond first with genuine compassion. "You're right. I'm not your dad and I can tell that you miss him." This connects to her heart and shows her you're really not all that bad. In fact, your gentleness just might earn you some respect and obedience. I'll share part two tomorrow.

Recognize that on some level this teenager is telling you about her sadness. Yes, I know, she doesn't want to clean her room but she also misses her dad. Sometimes kids defy a stepparent because they are hurting. So, respond first with genuine compassion. "You're right. I'm not your dad and I can tell that you miss him." This connects to her heart and shows her you're really not all that bad. In fact, your gentleness just might earn you some respect and obedience. I'll share part two tomorrow.

You’re Not My Dad–Part 1

With Ron Deal
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October 18, 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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