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Good News for Unhappy Marriages

with Ron Deal | July 24, 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

Yeah, most couples divorce anyway so if you’re having problems, just accept the inevitable.

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Good News for Unhappy Marriages

With Ron Deal
July 24, 2020
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Ron: Yeah, most couples divorce anyway so if you’re having problems, just accept the inevitable.

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

Ron: No, actually, that’s wrong. Really wrong. You see, it’s based on the belief that half of marriages end in divorce which isn’t true. Actually, most couples report that they are “somewhat to very happy.”

“Yes, but Ron what if you’re not happy?” Let me encourage you to stick it out. Research clearly shows that couples who stay together during a time of distress report years later being very happy they did. And stepfamily couples who stay married at least five years discover many rewards just because they didn’t quit. Hey, don’t give up! You and your children will be very glad you didn’t. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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