FamilyLife Blended® Minute

Precious Little Sinners

with Ron Deal | February 23, 2024
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Your kids and mine…are precious little sinners.

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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

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Precious Little Sinners

With Ron Deal
February 23, 2024
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Ron: Your kids and mine…are precious little sinners.

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

Ron: At the simulcast event The Parent’s Summit, family pastor Dave Bondeson said that ultimately sin is the issue for both us as parents and our children. We can change their behavior and shape their attitudes, but if we don’t deal with the underlying issue of sin, we’re missing the mark (no pun intended).

To help us do that, Dave suggested that we deliberately give others permission to speak into our lives and our parenting. Parenting little sinners is tough. We need others to come alongside and help us. We, also, need to love our spouses and friends enough to speak into their parenting journey. “It takes gospel-obsessed parents,” he said, “To train gospel-obsessed kids.” For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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