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FamilyLife Blended® with Ron L. Deal

No Wonder You’re Confused

July 16, 2018

Double-messages just leave you confused.

Have you ever had an employer make you responsible for something, but then take your authority away. It’s confusing. Stepparents get these double-messages a lot early on when their stepchild appreciates them for being a parent, but then gets annoyed with them for being a parent. Yes, give me an allowance, but don’t discipline me. The answer to this confusion is to not second-guess yourself. Act with consistency; build trust over time; and let your spouse handle punishment for a while.

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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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