Ron Deal

Ron L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series of books including the bestselling Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages® and Becoming Stepfamily Smart (with Dr. Gary Chapman), The Smart Stepfamily: 7 Steps to a Healthy Family, and Preparing to Blend. Ron is a licensed marriage and family therapist, popular conference speaker, and host of the FamilyLife Blended podcast. He and his wife, Nan, have three sons and live in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn more at FamilyLife.com/blended.

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When God repeats himself—pay attention!
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Parents need to be reminded: Kids don't think like us.
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The best way to love others is to be caught up in a love relationship with God.
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Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.
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My audience is getting more gray.
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Prayer reveals your heart to those around you.
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Today, I'm on my soapbox.
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So, what's the moral of that story?
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When it comes to insurance, which beneficiary do you want to be—primary or secondary?
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Never get caught in a forest fire.
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Stories make faith come alive.
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What, you mean we can eat ham and turkey at Thanksgiving?
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When you hear the word stepfamily, which narrative do you think of? Show Notes and Resources Find out more at familylife.com/blended Check out our blended family resources.  Listen to the full-length FamilyLife Blended podcast.  Contact us, email blended@familylife.com
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One way to keep the oxygen flowing to your marriage is to steal a kiss. Show Notes and Resources Find out more at familylife.com/blended Check out our blended family resources.  Listen to the full-length FamilyLife Blended podcast.  Contact us, email blended@familylife.com
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Are you struggling in your marriage? Stay the course. Show Notes and Resources Find out more at familylife.com/blended Check out our blended family resources.  Listen to the full-length FamilyLife Blended podcast.  Contact us, email blended@familylife.com
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The game “Hide and Seek” was fun as a kid; not so much as an adult.
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Well, here they come. The holidays are upon us. Coupled with all the joy sometimes comes great stress.
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Author Gil Stuart offers tips on being a thoughtful, intentional stepfather--and shaping the kind of family you all long for.
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Being a stepdad just might mean being an unsung hero. Author Gil Stuart offers ideas to do it wholeheartedly and all-in, with all its complexity.
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