Easter Expectations for Adoptive Moms


Hey ladies, today I wanted to share a bonus podcast episode as we go into the Easter weekend — today is Good Friday, the day that historically we think about when Jesus was crucified and then after tomorrow on the third day, on Sunday, the resurrection as Jesus came to life again as he had conquered death and also paid the price for all the sins of all the world. So this is a very important and key weekend in our Christian faith, and understandably one that we want to share with our families and with our children. 

But, if you’re like me, not all of your children or your family is following Jesus or following the Christian faith or your Christian values and what’s important to you. So while Easter may be the most important weekend, celebration and most pivotal holiday of the entire year for you or for me, it is not viewed the same for everyone. and it may not be the same for the other members of your own family so there might be some tension. 
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The Values Variable that Drives Drawn Out Conflicts

You often deal with conflicts pretty effectively. Right? 

You deal with conflicts in your marriage, conflicts with your parents, conflicts with your in laws, conflicts at work, at church, or in your friend groups… wherever it is… there are conflicts that we have to deal with and many —even most of them — are very minor.  So we deal with them and we move on, and sometimes we don't even think anything else about them.  As adults we may think that we’re pretty well versed in handling conflicts. 

Most of the time.