A Prayer for Blended Families at Christmas

The formation of blended families is surging in America, with 1300 new stepfamilies forming every day. Sending children away to be the “other” parent can cause worry and unrest, and an emptiness that was once filled with holiday tradition. For others, the welcome addition of God-placed family provides a security and happiness long dreamed of! No matter which side of the spectrum, in a struggle to cope or celebration of union, half the families in the US are remarried or re-coupled. 

This is the society that we live in, and we have to find a way to unite in prayer for each other, especially at Christmastime. All families are challenged to maintain an unrealistic amount of patience with difficult family members at Christmastime, but the power of prayer can cut through any awkward situation. No matter how blended we may be, God hears us, He loves us, and embraces us! 

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3 Responses to “A Prayer for Blended Families at Christmas”

  1. XX

    Well, the system kept two messages, which really
    don’t contribute to the matter. But oh well.

    Thanks for trying with this blog spot anyway.

    Perhaps, a thought can be captured before,
    on to other things.

    Check out 1 Corinthians 7, verse 5 in the NIV.

    Then compare it to same verse in KJB.

    It is in an interesting thing.

    Answering the question about why the two
    are different can be a great way to promote
    understanding about how misunderstanding
    can lead to discord.

    Blessings to all, in Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior,
    and almighty God the Father, the Creator of the gift
    of the Ministry of Reconciliation.

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  2. XX

    Well, now the comments have kept one response,
    but deleted another that came after it.

    Is there a size limit to responses Meg?

    The comment that was kept is shorter – but of no
    significance to the subject matter of the article posted,
    it merely described symptoms observed in viewing
    responses.

    Editorially, it wouldn’t make sense to keep the
    uninvolved post, which would not contribute to
    the conversation meaningfully.

    It’s perplexing, and perhaps a little saddening.
    there is such promise for this technology for good,
    but it doesn’t seem to always serve well.

    I wonder if you are aware of all these problems
    with the site Meg?

    I’m convinced you wouldn’t wish to summarily
    squelch comment, counsel or guidance in faith
    on the site, and cause fellow Christians or others
    to feel like their time is not valued, when making
    an effort to post a thoughtful response to your articles.

    But, it does beg the question, as to whether that is
    actually happening. Could that be the case Meg?

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  3. XX

    Wow, this time it posted but disappeared quite soon.

    Are you aware of this?

    It would seem there may not be a chance of a fruitful
    conversation on this subject, if comments disappear
    so quickly.

    Is your site actually seeking comments Meg?

    Or is that just an unused feature?

    Please see below. Thanks.

    Meg, it may be this page is not loading well. Comment posts seem to publish but they disappear from view after a time. Upon returning to the page for your responses, the post does not seem to load, and the Comments section is left with a sort of non-descript statement “Loading…”. Is that normal for your site? Thank you.

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