FamilyLife Blended® Minute

Living in Two Countries

with Ron Deal | March 13, 2024
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Did you know that most children of divorce—are citizens of two countries?

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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

Did you know that most children of divorce—are citizens of two countries?

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Living in Two Countries

With Ron Deal
March 13, 2024
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Ron: Did you know that most children of divorce—are citizens of two countries?

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

Ron: If you’ve ever traveled outside the U.S., you know that other countries have different social customs, holidays, religious practices, and maybe even a different language. Children living between mom’s house and dad’s house may have different chores, family rules, and punishments.

You know, it’s always amazed me how kids can adapt to these different cultures every other weekend. Sure, sometimes they need a little reminder, but generally they can adjust pretty well especially when both homes do their best to respect the preferences of the other home and don’t make kids feel guilty for how things are done.

Listen, stepkids have citizenship in two countries. They belong in both. So, for your kid’s sake do your part to foster peace. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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