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FamilyLife Blended®

with Ron L. Deal
Successful Stepfamilies Monday, April 26, 2021
We just had to stay committed to getting through those early years. That was Jay's comment and he’s right. One quality of blended families, who do well, is stubborn persistence through those early rough years. His wife, Laurie, shared another. “I quit trying to fix my stepkids,” she said. She was too focused on getting Mom-like respect and love rather than building a strong relationship. Both Jay and Laurie adjusted their expectations and lead their family through. Now, 15 years later, they talk about how much their eight kids love each other.

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