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Speak With the Wisdom of God

with Ron Deal | July 20, 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

Want to influence someone for good? Speak with the wisdom of God.

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Speak With the Wisdom of God

With Ron Deal
July 20, 2020
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Ron: Want to influence someone for good? Speak with the wisdom of God.

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

Ron: Words are funny. They can push people away or invite them closer. Harsh or critical words with co-workers, for example, will result in people moving away from us. But compassionate, insightful words will bring them closer. The same is true with children, spouses, ex-spouses, and family members.

Of course, foolish people are double trouble. They have a “closed mind” and an “open mouth” but according to Proverbs 18 wise words are like fresh water from a fountain that just keeps coming. Where do you get wise words? Study God’s word and commit it to heart and you will speak and influence those around you with the wisdom of God. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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