FamilyLife Blended® Minute

Is Your Family Broken?

with Ron Deal | April 12, 2021
00:00
R
Play Pause
F
00:00
Ok, folks, let's be careful with our words.
  • Show Notes

  • About the Guest

  • Someone might call a divorced family a broken family. How would you feel if I called you broken? If you mean fractured, yes, it's no longer intact. But when we say broken what's heard is, "less than" which communicates condemnation and unworthiness. Are we implying divorced people and their kids can't be whole? We don't call widowed families broken. Let's use less pejorative terms like "divorced family" or "single parent family" and reserve the term broken for ourselves as we kneel at the cross.

Ok, folks, let’s be careful with our words.

Is Your Family Broken?

With Ron Deal
|
April 12, 2021
| Download Transcript PDF

Ron: Ok, folks, let’s be careful with our words.

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: Someone might call a divorced family a broken family. Well, how would you feel if I called you broken? Now, if you mean fractured, yes, it’s no longer intact. But when we say broken what people often hear is, “less than.” That communicates condemnation and unworthiness. Are divorced people and their kids less than? Are we implying that they can’t be whole? We don’t call widowed families broken.

Let me encourage you. Use less pejorative terms like “divorced family” or “single parent family” and let’s reserve the term broken for ourselves as we kneel at the foot of the cross. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

Announcer: To find out more visit familylifeblended.com.

FamilyLife Blended with Ron Deal is a production of FamilyLife. Help for today. Hope for tomorrow.

We are so happy to provide these transcripts to you. However, there is a cost to produce them for our website. If you’ve benefited from the broadcast transcripts, would you consider donating today to help defray the costs?

Visit http://www.familylifeblended.com/donate.

Copyright © 2021 FamilyLife. All rights reserved.

www.FamilyLife.com

Episodes in this Series