FamilyLife Blended® Minute

Do Not Be Afraid

with Ron Deal | November 28, 2023
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When God repeats himself—pay attention!

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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

When God repeats himself—pay attention!

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Do Not Be Afraid

With Ron Deal
November 28, 2023
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Ron: When God repeats himself—pay attention!

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

Ron: Nearly 150 times Scripture tells us not to worry about life or be afraid. 150! God said, “Do not be afraid” to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses (3 times), the Israelites (12 times), Joshua (3 times), Gideon, Mary and Joseph, the disciples (10 times), Paul twice and many more.

Now my friend, Ron Walters, points out that most of the time this happened God’s people were facing a challenge and God knew that they would be anxious. What about you? Does the unknown make you fearful? What do you do? Set aside fear and trust Him. For FamilyLife Blended, I’m Ron Deal.

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