FamilyLife Blended® Minute

Don’t Look Now

with | July 10, 2023
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Okay, whatever you do, don't look now.

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  • Okay, whatever you do, don't look now.

  • 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

Okay, whatever you do, don’t look now.

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Don’t Look Now

July 10, 2023
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Ron: Okay, whatever you do, don’t look now.

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

Ron: When you want to alert someone to something without making it obvious, you say, “Don’t look now,” as in “Don’t look now, but we’re being followed.” As Christians, I say let’s commandeer this phrase to help keep our minds focused on what is best. “Don’t look now, but you’re talking to your spouse and a very attractive person is walking by.” Don’t stare at that person’s body parts or clothes or house or stuff…it will just make you discontent. And don’t look at your phone when a notification interrupts a conversation with a real live person.

Discipline your eyes. Protect your mind. Focus your heart. For FamilyLife Blended, I’m Ron Deal.

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