FamilyLife Blended® Minute

Open to Receiving One Another

with Ron Deal | June 21, 2024
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Billy Graham said that prayer is a two-way conversation between you and God.

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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

Billy Graham said that prayer is a two-way conversation between you and God.

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Open to Receiving One Another

With Ron Deal
June 21, 2024
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Ron: Billy Graham said that prayer is a two-way conversation between you and God.

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

Ron: I strongly encourage you to pray for your family on a daily basis. Here’s one thought you might add to your conversation with God. “God, may the hearts of our blended family be open to receiving one another. Just as You have adopted us as your children, may the members of our stepfamily adopt one another as family.”

Scripture confirms in Romans 8 that those who are led by the Spirit have been adopted as sons and daughters of God. God has opened his heart toward us in loving kindness, so pray that the members of your home will also open their hearts toward one another. It’s awesome to be adopted by God. And it’s awesome to adopt one another in love.

For FamilyLife Blended, I’m Ron Deal.

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