The Changing Character Of Families
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The Changing Character Of Families

Something is happening in the United States of America. I may not know why nor understand when it begins but still an amazing change has swift this country. According to a study in 1994 by the sociology department of the University of Wisconsin

The “nuclear” family consists of a mother and father and later on was told by God to multiply the earth which makes up the biology family as we know it. But something devastating has happen if we take a moment to examine the facts and the statistics.

Over sixty percent of our families are made up of blended or step components for like of a better word. But I suppose at this time I am wondering why is there a divorce taking place as often as they are which seem to be one out of every two marriages. What happen to “until death do us part”? There is enough proof and evidence to find that folks are walking out on their children and bride and God in this case because it seem to difficult.

Well let me caution anyone who may be contemplating marriage, it is difficult for a countless number of reasons. First of all the devil don’t like it and it is a way to bring about depression and other mental illness in your children who he wish to destroy. Peter says it this way, ‘your adversary, the devil walketh around like a roar lion seeketh to whom he may devour.

With that said let me list some things that shall help us with this endeavor:

Please know that a blended family cannot and will not operate nor function the way a “nuclear; family does. He dynamics are quite different and the sooner we realize tis the sooner we can make these marriages last as they ought.

Also know that the children really are not your children and that is a fact whether you like it or not. You are not a replacement parent and no matter how awful the biological parents are you can never replace them. However in this position we can play a very important role in children lives if we handle the situation appropriately.

Never attempt to be a super mom or dad, remember you can always win more bees with honey than vinegar. Take it easy an make the transition smooth both for yourself and the children. If you fail to adhere to this standard, please be ready for some resistant.

Boundaries should be clear and establish prior to merging the two families and no favoritism should be shown to either child.

If blended families are going to be as popular as they are we must educate ourselves on the dynamics of this type of family and stop assuming it will or shall operate in the same fashion.


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