FamilyLife Blended® Minute

Be a Gentle Servant

with Ron Deal | May 27, 2024
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If you want to love someone well, be a gentle-servant.

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  • 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

If you want to love someone well, be a gentle-servant.

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Be a Gentle Servant

With Ron Deal
May 27, 2024
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Ron: If you want to love someone well, be a gentle-servant.

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

Ron: Jesus washing his disciple’s feet in John 13 in the Bible is such a profound picture of love. And it really is simple: When you pay a compliment to a child, you’re washing their feet. When you serve your spouse, you’re washing their feet. When you love an unlovable person in your family, you’re washing their feet. When you put on self-control and calmly respond in a heated moment, you’re washing someone’s feet.

When you stand firm in your commitments, even in the midst of discouragement, you’re washing feet. And in so doing, you are loving as Jesus loved. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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