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Step-Money: Dating Questions

with Ron Deal | April 13, 2022
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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

Should dating and engaged couples talk about money?

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Step-Money: Dating Questions

With Ron Deal
April 13, 2022
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Ron: Should dating and engaged couples talk about money?

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

Ron: Okay, imagine a couple and they’ve been dating a while. She thinks he’s going to pop the question. He says, “When I look into your eyes all I can see is our futures merging together.” She says, “Yessss…” “So I was wondering, would you…” (“Yesss”) “Would you outline all of your debts and assets, show me your credit report, and sign this prenuptial agreement?”

Ohhh, man, that hurts. What a way to spoil an evening. And yet, at some point, dating couples—especially dating single parents—need to explore these issues. Well, online we’ve got a free list of questions to get you started. For FamilyLife Blended®, I’m Ron Deal.

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