The Blessing Is Our Job

with Ron Deal | February 6, 2020

In his book, The Blessing, Dr. John Trent says it's our job to be a blessing to others. Well, how do you give a blessing when you're afraid it will condone a child's misbehavior? Consider the alternative: not sharing how much you value your child is never going to encourage them to make different choices. They have to know they are loved even when you set a boundary or disapprove of their behavior. Especially when you disapprove of their behavior! Love and boundaries are best served together.

In his book, The Blessing, Dr. John Trent says it's our job to be a blessing to others. Well, how do you give a blessing when you're afraid it will condone a child's misbehavior? Consider the alternative: not sharing how much you value your child is never going to encourage them to make different choices. They have to know they are loved even when you set a boundary or disapprove of their behavior. Especially when you disapprove of their behavior! Love and boundaries are best served together.

The Blessing Is Our Job

With Ron Deal
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February 06, 2020
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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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