FamilyLife Blended® Minute
Adult Stepchildren–Finding Understanding
Dad, I just want you to be happy."
About the Guest
Dan was a widower who had fallen in love again. At first, his 29-year-old son's response was positive but then he got angry and resentful. Not all adult children feel this way but it's not uncommon. A parent in this situation needs to stay connected with the child. This transition is harder for them so be patient. The adult child needs to write down their fears and pray about them. Some will need time and attention while others need to be let go of. Ask God to help you decide which is which.
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
Dad, I just want you to be happy.”