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Stop Nagging (Proverbs 19)

with Ron Deal | September 15, 2020
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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

Someone once said that being nagged is like being nibbled to death by a duck.

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Stop Nagging (Proverbs 19)

With Ron Deal
September 15, 2020
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Ron: Someone once said that being nagged is like being nibbled to death by a duck.

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

Ron: Well, it seems the book of Proverbs agrees because five times it makes reference to a quarrelsome spouse who is like a continual dripping of rain, it says. Apparently nagging is like water torture. Proverbs says it’s better to live on the corner of the rooftop or in a desert than with a nagging spouse.

Now, why do people nag? Because they are unhappy with something. But the question is, does nagging work? Well, in the short term it might get you what you want but in the long run, it won’t get you what you need: peace and harmony in your relationships. So please, stop nagging. For FamilyLife Blended, I’m Ron Deal.

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