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Growing Together

with | October 9, 2019

When she wants closeness and connection she tosses him a hint and hopes he'll figure it out. And he just hears criticism. You can blame their families of origin for that. In her family, no one ever made a direct request for closeness. That felt too vulnerable and in his family indirect communication was how you let someone know they weren't pulling their weight. Okay, I know this couple who is learning to forgive. Be patient with one another's insecurities and speak more plainly about needs.

When she wants closeness and connection she tosses him a hint and hopes he'll figure it out. And he just hears criticism. You can blame their families of origin for that. In her family, no one ever made a direct request for closeness. That felt too vulnerable and in his family indirect communication was how you let someone know they weren't pulling their weight. Okay, I know this couple who is learning to forgive. Be patient with one another's insecurities and speak more plainly about needs.

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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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