Marital Conflict in Stepfamilies

July 19, 2018
FamilyLife Blended® with Ron L. Deal

Agreeing With Your Child

July 20, 2018

Okay, Ron, I’m the biological dad and I agree that I should make my wife, my kid’s stepmom, a high priority in our home. But does that mean I always have to agree with her?

Parenting team unity is important especially when it comes to setting boundaries and standards for your home. But there are negotiations every family faces that aren’t mountains to die on. Like deciding which TV show to watch. Sometimes it's okay to agree with your kids. What you don’t want is a pattern of ending up at odds with your spouse around things that really matter. If you find yourself repeatedly falling into that hole climb out quick or the jealously and insecurity will just get worse.

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FamilyLife Blended® provides  biblically-based resources that help prevent re-divorce, strengthen stepfamilies, and help break the generational cycle of divorce.

About Ron L. Deal

Ron L. Deal is the Director of blended family ministries at FamilyLife®, and is the author/coauthor of the books The Smart StepfamilyThe Smart Stepdad, The Smart Stepmom, Dating and the Single Parent, and The Remarriage Checkup. Ron voices the FamilyLife Blended short feature and is one of the most widely read authors on stepfamily living in the country. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist who frequently appears in the national media, including FamilyLife Today® and Focus on the Family, and he conducts marriage and family seminars around the countryRon and his wife, Nan, have been married since 1986 and have three boys.

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