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Step Down Expectations

with Ron Deal | March 12, 2021
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Ok, stepfamilies. It's time to step down...your expectations, I mean.
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  • Why won't my son ask his stepfather for help with his math?" one mom asked me. This mom wanted her son to feel comfortable with Tim, so she kept pressuring them to get along. But pressure often backfires. One key step for stepfamilies is to step down your expectations. No, you don't give up. Just realize that family integration takes years and pressure doesn't help. Accept and appreciate relationships as they are today makes for a more relaxed home which, ironically, helps people become family.

Ok, stepfamilies. It’s time to step down…your expectations, I mean.

Step Down Expectations

With Ron Deal
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March 12, 2021
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Ron: Ok, stepfamilies. It’s time to step down…your expectations, I mean.

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

Ron: “Why won’t my son ask his stepfather for help with his math?” one mom asked me. You see, this mom just wanted her son to feel comfortable with Tim, so she kept pressuring them to get along. But pressure often backfires.

You see, one of the key steps for stepfamilies is to step down your expectations. No, you’re not giving up. Just realize that family integration, as I like to call it, takes time. Many years for most families and pressure doesn’t help. Accepting and appreciating relationships as they are today makes for a more relaxed home. That, ironically, helps people become family. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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