for your Blended Family.
So here is our SHOUT OUT and APPLAUSE for Raymore-Peculiar High School and the teachers we met. Great Work and Thank You!
As we walked into the Advanced Geometry classroom, we enjoyed hearing an upbeat 'we are discovering learning together' message from Mrs. Gina Prowell. My often ADD giant right brain bounced around the room (my friends are smiling and thinking "Squirrel!" from the movie UP! right now) scanned the setting and saw multiple locations of signage with the word "YET!". Simply the word 'YET!' on a wall, a filing cabinet, above the chalkboard (oops, I guess it's 'whiteboard' now days), right near her desk and other places.
I'm confident by now you know where you can lead your marriage and family. Add YET! to these very common quotes and SEE THE DIFFERENCE:
He doesn't love my children like he loves his own......YET!
My 'ex' is not honoring the parenting plan...YET!
My stepdaughter doesn't want to have anything to do with me....YET!
We're lost in this stepfamily life, we don't know how to navigate...YET!
My adult children aren't accepting my spouse in their life.....YET!
We don't seem to agree at all over discipline for the children...YET!
I just can't handle this hectic schedule with two families ...YET!
My parents are accepting my new wife as a part of the family...YET
Our finances are hurting so bad and we don't have the answer...YET!
Our two teenagers are accepting and bonding together...YET!
We don't know where to turn for answers...YET!
The list of phrases could go on. So YOU FILL IN YOUR QUESTION and simply add YET! to your challenge. Like Geometry teacher Gina Prowell, stay positive, believe you can overcome doubt, fear and discouragement. At TBF we challenge you to make sure you are a YET! family! Smile at your spouse and remind them. When you children complain or discuss what's 'not working' teach them this powerful 'keeper for life' word and attitude.
Scripture has some ENCOURAGEMENT in this area.
Romans Chapter 5 very early on reminds us...
'...by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.'
Blended Family Life, especially working towards being a BONDED FAMILY does take perseverance and hope. YES YOU CAN get through all things. Say YET! and keep asking God for the strength you need to find victory.
For your WEEKLY BLENDED FAMILY COACHING AND TIPS... check out our BONDCAST and Weekly Tips available to you. We'll take you through some YET! questions each week.
REFRIGERATOR ART for the blended family ages.
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