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Stepparent Tip #5: Radical Road Trip

with Ron Deal | April 16, 2024
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Sometimes stepfamily relationships need a kick in the pants.

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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

Sometimes stepfamily relationships need a kick in the pants.

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Stepparent Tip #5: Radical Road Trip

With Ron Deal
April 16, 2024
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Ron: Sometimes stepfamily relationships need a kick in the pants.

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

Ron: You know throwing the football or exchanging text messages with your stepchildren is just not cutting it. It may be time you dive deep into a service project or a mission trip. I call it a radical road trip. Something like that can break through barriers and deepen relationships all while connecting you to what God really cares about.

Let me tell you about something my family does. Every year we go to Ghana to work with rescued trafficked children. It bonds us together and it deepens our trust in God. A mission trip for your family won’t be cheap or convenient, but it might just be the best therapy your family ever had. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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