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with Ron L. Deal
Dating: Myth #3—Marriage Repairs Your Home Wednesday, January 29, 2020
If you’re a single parent or dating one, here’s a dating myth to avoid. A new marriage does not restore the original family, it forms a different family. It doesn’t give back to your kids a missing parent; it gives them a “stepparent” and a parenting team that is very different than the biological family system they were born into. Don’t get me wrong, a stepfamily may work well for your kids but don’t decide to marry based on a myth. Blended families are not “repaired” first families; they are different families with their own dynamics, challenges, and rewards.

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