FamilyLife Blended® Minute
Your Father’s Instruction (Proverbs 1)
The book of Proverbs says, listen to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. But what about a stepfather or a stepmother's instruction? Do you have to listen to that, too?
About the Guest
Well, of course you do. God expects everyone to obey the authorities in their life. Stepparents are another authority. But sometimes kids have a hard time receiving their instruction. The solution to this dilemma has two sides to it. Stepparents make sure your stepchildren know how much you care before you expect them to care how much you know. Stepchildren receive your stepparent just like you would a teacher or a coach. They offer instruction to bless your life and your stepparent will, too.
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
The book of Proverbs says, listen to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. But what about a stepfather or a stepmother’s instruction? Do you have to listen to that, too?