Cultivating Love in Blended Families (Part 1) – Dr. Gary Chapman & Ron Deal

Cultivating Love in Blended Families (Part 1) – Dr. Gary Chapman & Ron Deal

Odds are, you, or someone you know, has stepchildren. According to a recent statistic, 40-percent of families in the United States are blended.

On this two-day Focus on the Family broadcast, Dr. Gary Chapman and Ron Deal explore the unique challenges blended families face—finding your role as a stepparent, helping stepsiblings become comfortable with you and one another, and connecting with adult stepchildren you might rarely see. They also discuss how to keep your marriage strong through it all. It’s an encouraging discussion that will help you discover some great tools to cultivate a loving, blended home.

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  1. janelli Nell on March 23, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    My fiancé tells his biological kids that I don’t like them when he’s upset with me. I feel like that abusive. I’ve never ever said I didn’t like his kids I am so hurt. Now they stopped engaging with me completely

  2. christop righteous on March 23, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    I dont think blended families are Biblical.

  3. Ryan Freerks on March 23, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    Dear FOTF, along with Mr. Chapman and Mr. Deal, thank you so much for taking the time putting this video together. My wife and I are a blended family and have spent the last three years involved in a blended families life group at our church and it has radically changed our lives. We started by going through the Smart Stepfamily Marriage book and curriculum which opened our eyes to the complexities and hardships that blended marriages go through. Then we moved on to the Smart Stepfamily book which touches on a dynamic that is extremely difficult to understand by those not directly involved. I truly believe the blended family ministry is the fastest growing, under served ministry within the church. Today’s culture is creating more broken families then ever before and the church is having a hard time understanding and providing the level of care and education to not just survive, but thrive through these difficult circumstances. These resources are a huge help and serve as a great reminder of why Jesus spoke fervently on the importance of love and marriage because our heavenly Father knew the pain and hurt that results from broken families. However, where darkness looms light can shine that much brighter and blended families are a place that can bring restoration and be a true example of unconditional love.

  4. Vanessa Rodriguez on March 23, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    By any chance do you have this translated to Spanish?

  5. Joy Winfree on March 23, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Slow is BRILLIANT

  6. JULALAINE'S FOOTSTEP on March 23, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    Undivided attention, quality time. Release and receive.

  7. Lisa Miesse on March 23, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Impeccable timing.
    THANK YOU ♥️

  8. Melissa Soda on March 23, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    How do you incorporate the biological parent?

  9. Anna Grace on March 23, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Thank you for sharing these tips. I really need these. Please help me. My blended family is in trouble because of the kids. My partner’s daughter threatened me n because of this my kids don’t want us stay together n thus caused as to stay separated

  10. JULALAINE'S FOOTSTEP on March 23, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Id love to grow with love and in love with my family and upcoming family. Indeed we should remember the future and not the past, in our mental capacity of a healthy, cultivated family of those kids.

  11. cereals devanne on March 23, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    Appreciate this i needed this so much,the question now is how to work with my humility

  12. Desiree Johnson-Flemister on March 23, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    This was very helpful because I realize it’s going to take some time before it all comes together and learning to be patient . ❤️

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