30 Years and Learning

with Ron Deal | June 5, 2020

I don't mean "dumb" as in "stupid;" I mean dumb as in ignorant, naïve of all I would have to learn and the skills I'd need to develop, to be a good husband. I had no idea our "usness" would have a rhythm, a pace, a purpose, and a dance that would also require sacrifices I never knew I would have to give. Not knowing what we'd have to become may have been a gift from God. If we did know, we might not have signed on. But we didn't and we still don't. We only have to trust God and be teachable.

I don't mean "dumb" as in "stupid;" I mean dumb as in ignorant, naïve of all I would have to learn and the skills I'd need to develop, to be a good husband. I had no idea our "usness" would have a rhythm, a pace, a purpose, and a dance that would also require sacrifices I never knew I would have to give. Not knowing what we'd have to become may have been a gift from God. If we did know, we might not have signed on. But we didn't and we still don't. We only have to trust God and be teachable.

30 Years and Learning

With Ron Deal
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June 05, 2020
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Ron: When I got married over 30 years ago I was really dumb!

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Ron: No, I don’t mean “dumb” as in “stupid;” I mean dumb as in ignorant, naïve of all the things I would have to learn to do or say and the skills I’d need to develop, to be a good husband.

And I had no idea that our “usness” would have a rhythm, a pace, a purpose, and a dance that would also require sacrifices of me I never knew I would have to give. You know, not knowing what we’d have to become may have been a gift from God. If we did know, we might not have signed on. But we didn’t and we still don’t. We only have to trust God and be willing to be taught. For FamilyLife Blended, I’m Ron Deal.

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