The statistics are astounding! According to PEW Research studies, one hundred million Americans have a step relationship of some kind. About one third of all marriages today form step families. Worse still, forty-two percent of adults eighteen years old and older, are either a step-parent, a step-child half brother or sister, or a step-brother or step-sister .
Do these step-parents and their children love the children of the first family as much as the love their own children? According to studies, only fifty-six percent of step-parents were willing to provide financial support and caregiving to the children of the first family. And of these fifty-six percent, how many take from the first family to give to their family? How many abused and neglected the children of the first family while taking good care of their own children? The stakes are high for step-parent’s and their children! They are very likely to become the sole beneficiaries or the controlling beneficiaries of everything that the child’s parents have!
Jesus did not call Joseph his father or his step-father. Every child has a mother and a father! Where are they? They are with the child’s step-parents! Our children must sacrifice much in order for their parents to commit adultery!