FamilyLife Blended® Minute

Don’t Jump: Be Determined

with Ron Deal | August 4, 2020
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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

Why would you jump out of a perfectly good airplane?

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Don’t Jump: Be Determined

With Ron Deal
August 04, 2020
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Ron: Why would you jump out of a perfectly good airplane?

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

Ron: I was once on a flight, the pilot came on to caution us: “As you can tell,” he said, “We’re experiencing some turbulence. We’ve turned on the fasten seat belt sign for your protection and we want you to know that if you get out of your seat and break your arm, it’s on your nickel.” Huh. Well that wasn’t very comforting. But, while we didn’t appreciate his tone, we did value the caution.

Okay, here’s the deal. Anyone trying to blend a stepfamily should heed this caution, “Buckle your seatbelts and remain seated. The ride may be bumpy for a while, but it will smooth out. Press on, and don’t jump out of the plane!” For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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