Blended family life doesn't often start with every relationship in harmony. But it's not unusual to develop it along the way. Ron Deal speaks with Gil and Brenda Stuart about how disappointment and confusion eventually morphed into redemption and joy.
Men want harmony in their homes, but the dynamics of blended family life can threaten peaceful relationships. Mike Haney speaks with Ron Deal on how stepdads can create meaningful bonds with their stepchildren with intentional behavior for the long run.
Do you struggle with 2nd wife syndrome? Are you confused with your role and often feel you can't measure up? Ron Deal speaks with Bill & Jen Rogers on the valuable role stepmoms play and offers encouragement & pro tips for those stuck in the trenches.
Litigation creates stress and anxiety for stepfamilies, but there are ways to experience peace in the midst of it. Listen to Ron Deal with Scott & Vanessa Martindale on how to find resolution in custody cases that best meets the needs of your child.
One decision can make all the difference.
Are you becoming the spouse you need to be?
What do you do when your love associations differ?
What's so good about death?
So, if both parents die who gets your kids?
When strong ocean winds blow, you need an anchor.
When a child misbehaves, make sure you lead with love.
Sibling jealousy…can happen at any age.
“Ron, you should see your face.”
It's time for a little stepfamily math.
Veteran stepcouples have a wealth of knowledge on best practices for stepfamilies. Listen to Ron Deal's conversation with Sandi Patty and Don Peslis, married in 1995 with a blended family of 8 children, on wise solutions to common issues stepfamilies face.
Do you need help growing unity and character in your stepfamily? Our convenient online course, Well-Blended, can help! Listen to Ron Deal and Dave & Ann Wilson talk about how it can help you build robust, resilient relationships in your unique stepfamily.
Are you steering your kids toward Christ while the other home steers them toward the world? Ron Deal talks with Kara Powell & Gayla Grace about how to manage value differences between homes and how to answer 3 important questions every teenager is asking.
Sometimes in stepfamilies, we take things out on each other that really are about someone or something from the past. Listen to Ron Deal talk with Shelby Abbott on how to keep unresolved issues of the past from damaging relationships in the present.
Critical relationship skills are needed in every important relationship, particularly in stepfamily life. Ron Deal talks with a dynamic mother-daughter duo on practical ways of gaining a larger toolbox of wisdom and skills for strengthening relationships.