Two-Step Your Marriage
Has anyone ever said to you, “You know, I’m just getting to know you, but I really appreciate you. I’d like to get to know you a little bit better”?
A few times in my life, I’ve had someone essentially say those very words to me. It makes me feel kind of good inside and it encourages connection. Foster parents and stepparents can express this same sentiment to a child. Kids, just like adults, like hearing that they are valued. And feeling appreciated? That opens their heart to you. Now be prepared. Kids may not be instantly open toward you. But that’s okay. One of you has to step out in courage and build a bridge; it might as well be you.