FamilyLife Blended® Minute
The Unwanted Guest
When the door won't open, what do you do?
About the Guest
Initially, stepparents are often treated like an outsider. Eventually most get invited in but not always. Even after a decade one stepparent asked, "How do I continue giving myself to an adult stepchild whose only goal is to treat me like an unwanted guest?" It requires a delicate balance of self-care. Pull back occasionally to refuel and remain available should their heart open. Both are challenging and the process exhausting. So, pray...a merciful heart, and for God to change what you can't.
When the door won’t open, what do you do?