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Boundaries, Choosing Best & Dealing With Disappointment (Luke 4)

with Ron Deal | June 26, 2024
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Choosing what's best sometimes comes at a price.

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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

Choosing what’s best sometimes comes at a price.

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Boundaries, Choosing Best & Dealing With Disappointment (Luke 4)

With Ron Deal
June 26, 2024
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Ron: Choosing what’s best sometimes comes at a price.

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

Ron: Do you think being a Christian means you have to say “Yes” to everyone and everything? Jesus didn’t. Luke 4 in the Bible tells us that once the word got out about Jesus’ power to heal the sick and cast out demons, people flocked to him and didn’t want Him to leave. But He did leave so he could preach about the Kingdom of God to other cities. He said “No” to a good thing in order to say “Yes” to the best thing even if it meant disappointing others.

If disappointing others paralyzes you, prepare to be enslaved. Being kingdom focused even if it upsets others and choosing what’s best is what’s best.

For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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