The top priority of a single parent is their child.
Therefore, granting someone access to their child is a major decision.
It is truly one that must not be rushed or taken lightly.
If you would like to find out how you can avoid rushing the introduction of your child to someone you’re dating, you need to listen to the latest podcast episode, ‘How to Avoid Introducing Your Child to Someone You’re Dating Too Soon’:
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Episode Title: How to Avoid Introducing Your Child to Someone You’re Dating Too Soon
- “Some people say ‘If we do it twice, we go together.’ No you don’t, y’all just sleep together!” – D. Wright
- “You must trust that the person you decided to have children with is smart enough not to have predators around your children.” – D. Wright
- “A person who is pushing pass your level of comfort, is someone you may want to reconsider being in a relationship with.” – D. Wright
- “There are no shortcuts. You gotta do the work!” – Jessica
- “Don’t bad mouth your ex to your new boo.” – D. Wright
- “If you can trust a person enough to lay down and have a baby with them, then you should be able to trust them enough to know that they won’t put your child in harms way.” – D. Wright
- “When you let them meet your children you’re revealing your treasure. The most special part of you.” – Jessica
- “Don’t rush into a relationship just because you don’t want to be by yourself.” – Jessica
- How to determine the RIGHT time to introduce your child to someone you’re dating
- The reason why exclusivity MUST come before child introductions
- The effects that your break ups have on your child
- The importance of making a clean break from an ex when you’re a single parent
Hot Topics & Takeaways:
- Jessica breaks down the different levels of commitment
- The challenges that accompany co-parenting
- Reasons you should be cautious about the things you share about your ex with your new partner
- Things you can do if your child dislikes or doesn’t get a long with the person you’re dating
Dangers & Difficulties:
- The reason you should avoid a revolving door of “uncles” and “aunties” coming in and out of your child’s life
- The dangers of introducing your child to the wrong person
- The dangers of “Microwave Relationships”
Experience is the Best Teacher:
- Jessica shares how she dealt with boundaries that were crossed by women who were involved with her ex, while her daughter was in their care
- Jessica speaks on her experience of being in a blended family
Fun Times & Stories:
- Jessica tells about the time her daughter came home with her hair messed up because her ex decided to style it the way he wanted to
Hold Yourself Accountable:
Your child’s safety must come first and foremost.
You dictate and control who has access to your child. Therefore, you must exercise it wisely.
Apply the Principles:
“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” John 7:24(NKJV)
Take Action Now:
- Seek God and pray for wisdom and the ability to discern who should be granted access to your child
- Discuss children and truly gain an understanding of how that person feels about children
- Ask the hard questions and don’t be afraid to deny the person access to your child if you know it’s too soon for them to meet them
Show Some Love:
Please leave me a comment or a private message answering the following question:
Does the person you’re dating have to be in love with your child?