FamilyLife Blended® Minute

Slow to Anger (Proverbs 19)

with Ron Deal | August 6, 2020
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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

Okay, I’m going to let you in on a little secret.

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Slow to Anger (Proverbs 19)

With Ron Deal
August 06, 2020
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Ron: Okay, I’m going to let you in on a little secret.

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

Ron: I have a hidden agenda in my work with blended families. I’m always trying to get parents and stepparents to understand kids better, so they’ll be more patient with them and agents of healing for them. Proverbs 19:11 says, “Good sense makes one slow to anger.” You see, wisdom and understanding gives you patience and more self-control.

Children in stepfamilies have been through a lot. That doesn’t excuse their behavior, but making sense of it is vital if you’re going to know how to respond. Like, seeing sadness behind a child’s frustration. That insight will add compassion to your response and that changes everything for a child. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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