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Something Other Than Mother?

with Ron Deal | April 19, 2021
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Kids, where do you put a stepparent in your heart?
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  • Finding a place that doesn't hurt Mom or Dad is tough. Dena could tell her stepdaughter felt disloyal to her mother and was paying an emotional price for liking her, so Dena gave her stepdaughter permission to let go of her. It was an act of love. My friend Laura Petherbridge says sometimes stepparents need to let go of the role they want to play and embrace the role they can play. Being used by God in strategic ways to bless a child-even if it doesn't fulfill your dream-is a noble ministry.

Kids, where do you put a stepparent in your heart?

Something Other Than Mother?

With Ron Deal
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April 19, 2021
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Ron: Kids, where do you put a stepparent in your heart?

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

Ron: You know, finding a place that doesn’t hurt Mom or Dad is tough. Dena could tell her stepdaughter felt disloyal to her mother and was paying an emotional price for liking her, so Dena gave her stepdaughter permission to let go of her. It was an act of love.

My friend Laura Petherbridge says sometimes stepparents need to let go of the role they want to play and embrace the role they can play. Is it unfair…disappointing? Oh, yeah. But being used by God in strategic ways to bless a child—even if it doesn’t fulfill your dream—is a noble ministry. Yeah, that’s right. A ministry. For FamilyLife Blended, I’m Ron Deal.

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