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Pure in My Own Eyes

with Ron Deal | January 4, 2021
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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

You know that last argument you had-it was definitely the other person’s fault.

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Pure in My Own Eyes

With Ron Deal
January 04, 2021
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Ron: You know that last argument you had—it was definitely the other person’s fault.

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

Ron: You know, we have an uncanny ability to be selfish and deceitful all while looking in the mirror and thinking well of ourselves. Proverbs made that observation a long time ago: “the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes.” (Proverbs 12:15) You see, the most common person we lie to is ourselves…about ourselves. We exaggerate the other person’s contribution to an argument while minimizing our own. Convenient, huh.

Okay, ask yourself, “If I was my co-worker, child, spouse, would I be frustrated interacting with me?” Stop lying to yourself. The truth will set you free. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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