Keep Your Time
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Some segments of society view men as peripheral to the family. Both sides buy the lieâ€"some moms would prefer he step back and he is willing to back out. A divorced man said to me once, â€œIf my kids donâ€™t want to come over I donâ€™t make them.â€ I said, â€œWhy? Why would you do that? Do you let them decide not to eat their vegetables or do their homework? I sure hope not.â€ Kids donâ€™t always know what they need. Thatâ€™s why God gave them parents. Donâ€™t back out. Keep your time. Your love matters.
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
When it comes to time with your kids, backing out is backing down.
Keep Your Time
Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.
Ron: In some segments of our society, men are viewed as peripheral to the family. Both sides buy the lie—some moms would just prefer that he step back and he is willing to back out. A divorced man said to me once, “If my kids don’t want to come over for the weekend I don’t make them.” I said, “Why? Why would you do that? Do you let them decide not to eat their vegetables or do their homework? I sure hope not.”
Kids don’t always know what they need. That’s why God gave them parents. Plus, maybe they don’t want to come because they’re not sure you want them there. Don’t back out. Keep your time. Your love matters. For FamilyLife Blended, I’m Ron Deal.
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