Perseverance (Proverbs 13)
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I wish this exhausted stepparent had asked, "How do I keep going?" The Bible encourages us in Proverbs 13, "The lazy will not get what they want, but those who work hard will." It's not a matter of whether she was "cut out" to be a stepmom; it's a matter of perseverance. She's not lazy but sometimes the expectation that stepfamily harmony will happen quickly without much effort really is. For most, blending is not a sprint. With God's guidance and a diligent attitude, you will finish.
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
Ron, I just don’t think I was cut out to be part of a stepfamily.