Finding Peace in the Blended Family Process

Colossians 3

Accepting where your blended family is right now in the blending process, at this very moment, may be difficult for you.  You may wish you were already a successful blended family, where everyone got a long peacefully and you felt like a cohesive, tight knit loving family.

You may wish that your stepchildren called you mom or dad, that they gave you their love and respect, and that your family felt like a traditional loving household.

But instead, what you may be experiencing, is a household that feels more like a rainy day Sunday football game, where you’re sloshing around in the mud, barreling in to each other.

You may even find yourself trying to control situations and people to speed up the “blending” process.

This may cause frustration and disappointments for you and for others.  So how can we accept where we are at this very moment and not lose hope?  How can we find contentment along this blended family journey?

Colossians 3:12-14 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

2 Chronicles 15:7 “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, You know my heart.  You know how much I desire a happy, loving, harmonious home.  It is so hard at times to just accept where my family is right now in this blended family process.  Please help me accept where we are today and help me remember 1 Timothy 6:6 “But godliness with contentment is great gain.”  Thank you Lord, In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Author: Tanya Phillips

 

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