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Marriage: Three Little Words

with Ron Deal | March 5, 2024
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Alright guys, what are the three little words every woman wants to hear?

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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

Alright guys, what are the three little words every woman wants to hear?

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Marriage: Three Little Words

With Ron Deal
March 05, 2024
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Ron: Alright guys, what are the three little words every woman wants to hear?

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

Ron: Well, nope. I think you’re wrong. The words “I love you” are pretty special but so are the words: “Tell me more.” Now, guys, don’t get confused here. “Tell me more” is not about getting more facts or details. It’s about communicating to the woman you love I care about you. “I’m interested in you, in what you think and feel and what matters to you.” Most importantly it communicates that I’m with you. We’re connected.

Now contrast that with my recent not so good moment when I interrupted my wife in the middle of a story to ask an unrelated question. Yes, I had to repair that one. Next time I’m going to try listening with my eyes and tuning in with my heart. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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