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Armed Forces Day

with Ron Deal | May 14, 2021
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    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

To those serving us, we want to serve.

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Armed Forces Day

With Ron Deal
May 14, 2021
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Ron: To those serving us, we want to serve.

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: There are certain jobs that often require personal sacrifice; people who frequently travel away from home or have high-risk occupations. As we celebrate Armed Forces Day this weekend, let’s be mindful of our military personnel in blended families who not only take great risk but face unique family challenges: increased stress when biological parents are deployed and stepparents are left by themselves, increased anxiety when frequent relocations move parents further away from their children; increased tension when the tough demands of military life make family bonding difficult.

To the brave men and women of our armed forces, we see your sacrifice and we’re praying for you. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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