Dual Parenting

Dual Parenting

Sharing the kids with the ex and the former in-laws requires a delicate balance.


Trust has been destroyed, and the family is now fractured. But the kids need to spend time with their other parent, and they want to see Grandma and Grandpa. Thanksgiving is only one flip of the calendar away, and we know we have to deal with it. The custody agreement clearly states the boundaries, yet we want to grab the kids and run.

How do we learn to share these children we love more than life? How can we trust our children alone with the person who has hurt us so deeply? We know God is in control, but this is beyond frightening. How can we trust our children to be with the one person we no longer trust?

Single parents have to deal with the realities of joint custody. But how do we do it with Christian love? These are the issues we'll discuss in this study.

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 23; 36; 37:17; 2 Corinthians 12:710


• Identify the Current Issue

• Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: Let expectations go.

Teaching point two: Confront the negatives and march toward healing.

Teaching point three: Dual parenting requires maximum grace.

• Apply Your Findings

• Additional Resources


Every Other Weekend, by Barbara Schiller (2 printed pages).

Total number of pages – 10

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