Ministering to Stepfamily Couples

Marriage Ministry Conference 2015


In this 20-minute session from the 2015 Marriage Ministry Conference, Ron Deal, marriage and family author, conference speaker, and therapist, talks about God’s redemption of marriage and family life through effective ministry to blended families. He shares four things he believes are important to understand when ministering to stepfamily couples. 


Which of Ron’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Love and hope brings stepcouples together, but managing the complexity of re-marriage is difficult. Couples are often unprepared for what’s to come and end up feeling disillusioned and disheartened by their new reality. As the church realizes these struggles and walks along stepfamilies, God is able to move in powerful ways! 

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