FamilyLife Blended® Minute
Accepting Unwanted Family Members
Today, I'm stepping into controversy and some of you are going to be irritated.
About the Guest
How do you accept new members of your stepfamily that you didn't ask for? It does happen. A parent marries and their children have to deal with it. Clearly there are aspects you're not going to like. But protesting by boycotting, or being spiteful, or using the kids as pawns just makes things worse. So, try to accept the reality of the situation without giving approval to every choice being made by others. Let your influence and love bring some light to the situation.
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
Today, I’m stepping into controversy and some of you are going to be irritated.