Blended Families - Part 3

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The final lesson about blended families deals with how to successfully be a step parent. Watch or download: bibletalk.tv/blended-families-part-3

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Blended Families - Part 3

  1. 1. #12 – Blended Families - Part III In Love for Life Building or Rebuilding a Great Marriage Mike Mazzalongo
  2. 2. Review •  Remarrying integrates 2 families not just 2 people." •  Care should be given to children’s needs, fears, and present conditions."
  3. 3. Parenting Someone Else’s Child •  Visitation issues" •  Parenting another’s child" •  Interference" •  Rejection" •  Indecision" •  Lack of experience"
  4. 4. Stepping into a New Role!
  5. 5. A New Model that Includes:" •  Gracious Love
 ! “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." - John 3:16"
  6. 6. •  Gracious Love – John 3:16" •  Fairness! For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him;" - Romans 10:12" A New Model that Includes:"
  7. 7. •  Gracious Love – John 3:16" •  Fairness – Romans 10:12" •  Attentiveness! Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows. - Luke 12:6" A New Model that Includes:"
  8. 8. •  Gracious Love – John 3:16" •  Fairness – Romans 10:12" •  Attentiveness – Luke 12:6-7" •  Discipline! and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, Nor faint when you are reproved by Him; - Hebrews 12:5" A New Model that Includes:"
  9. 9. Stepping in from the Outside!
  10. 10. Stepping into New Responsibilities!
  11. 11. •  Attitudes towards the marriage! Stepping into New Responsibilities"
  12. 12. •  Attitudes towards the marriage" •  Attitude towards self-worth! Stepping into New Responsibilities"
  13. 13. •  Attitudes towards the marriage" •  Attitude towards self-worth" •  Attitude towards life! Stepping into New Responsibilities"
  14. 14. •  Attitudes towards the marriage" •  Attitude towards self-worth" •  Attitude towards life" •  Attitudes towards God! Stepping into New Responsibilities"
  15. 15. Stepping into New Relationships!
  16. 16. Stepping into New Relationships! Step 1 – Accept the fact that you are! a “stepparent” !
  17. 17. Stepping into New Relationships! Step 1 – Accept the fact that you are a “stepparent” " Step 2 – Educate yourself!
  18. 18. Stepping into New Relationships! Step 1 – Accept the fact that you are a “stepparent” " Step 2 – Educate yourself" Step 3 – Don’t assume!
  19. 19. Stepping into New Relationships! Step 1 – Accept the fact that you are a “stepparent” " Step 2 – Educate yourself" Step 3 – Don’t assume" Step 4 – Set objectives!
  20. 20. Stepping into New Relationships! Step 1 – Accept the fact that you are a “stepparent” " Step 2 – Educate yourself" Step 3 – Don’t assume" Step 4 – Set objectives" Step 5 – Be flexible yet firm!
  21. 21. Stepping into New Relationships! Step 1 – Accept the fact that you are a “stepparent” " Step 2 – Educate yourself" Step 3 – Don’t assume" Step 4 – Set objectives" Step 5 – Be flexible yet firm" Step 6 – Market yourself!
  22. 22. Stepping into New Relationships! Step 1 – Accept the fact that you are a “stepparent” " Step 2 – Educate yourself" Step 3 – Don’t assume" Step 4 – Set objectives" Step 5 – Be flexible yet firm" Step 6 – Market yourself" Step 7 – Exercise Forgiveness !
  23. 23. Stepping into New Relationships! Step 1 – Accept the fact that you are a “stepparent” " Step 2 – Educate yourself" Step 3 – Don’t assume" Step 4 – Set objectives" Step 5 – Be flexible yet firm" Step 6 – Market yourself" Step 7 – Exercise Forgiveness " Step 8 – Learn to Laugh!
  24. 24. God’s grace is what makes a blended" family acceptable and successful."

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