04 Feb Encouragement for Blended Families
#1 – God’s design for family is perfect, BUT, no family is perfect. Neither will any family ever be perfect.
#2 – Over half of US families are remarried/re-coupled. And over half of children in America under the age of 13 are currently living with one biological parent and that parent’s current partner.
#3 – Family life in America is becoming more and more like an episode of “Will it Blend”?
#4 – Blending is NOT cute! It’s painful, it’s work, and it takes time.
#5 – Your blended family tells the story of God’s Redemption. Through Jesus, God’s family is a blended family! (Ephesians 2:17-19)
#6- God extends grace to you and your family, even when Christians do not! Therefore, you should have the same mindset toward one another. (Ephesians 4:31-32)
#7 – Kids are a blessing, but they are also a major cause of stress in a blended family. (Genesis 21:8)
#8 – Blended Families can be stressful, but they can also be BLESS-FULL.
#9 – Abraham had 2 baby mamas. And God STILL blessed him. (Genesis 25:8)
#10 – God was ALSO faithful to Hagar, a struggling single mom AND her child whose father was not in the picture. (Genesis 21:17-21)
Join us at Oasis Church for the next portion of our series, #DysfunctionJunction