FamilyLife Blended® Minute

Go on a Date

with | August 30, 2023
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Dating is how you first fell in love and it's one way to stay in love.

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  • Dating is how you first fell in love and it's one way to stay in love.

  • 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

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Go on a Date

August 30, 2023
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Ron: Dating is how you first fell in love and it’s one way to stay in love.

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

Ron: Dating is an investment of time, energy, and a little money. But mostly it’s an investment in your “usness.” A chance to breathe. Learn about each other. And connect. It's a good idea to leave the kids with someone else and leave problem discussion on the table at home.

There are free dates (like a walk in the park), relatively inexpensive dates (like dinner and a movie), and expensive getaway dates (like a marriage cruise). There are even books that provide do-it-yourself marriage enrichment discussion ideas for your date. (That’ll put me out of business.) Invest in your usness. Go on a date! For FamilyLife Blended, I’m Ron Deal.

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