Standing Up for Kids
About the Guest
We'll fly around the world to aid children suffering from war or poverty, but we'll do nothing when it's a kid across the street. Rarely will Christians speak up for someone else's child caught in ongoing battles between their homes. We don't want to get into their business but we should do something. Respectfully, but assertively ask a parent who bad-mouths the other home and puts their child in the middle as a spy to stop. If it's about a child, it's not just their business, it's ours.
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
Are you standing up for the kid right next to you?
Standing Up for Kids
Ron: Are you standing up…for the kid right next to you?
Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.
Ron: You know it’s funny. We’ll get on airplanes and fly around the world to stand up for children suffering from war or poverty, but we’ll stand back and do nothing when it’s a kid across the street. Rarely, for example, will Christians speak up for someone else’s child caught in ongoing battles between their homes.
I get it; we don’t want to “get into their business” or “step in where we don’t belong,” but I believe we should do something. Respectfully, but assertively ask a parent who is bad-mouthing the other home and putting their child in the middle as a spy to stop. If it’s about a child, it’s not just “their business,” it’s ours. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.
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