FamilyLife Blended® Minute

The Field Trip of Life

with Ron Deal | June 28, 2024
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Life is a field trip.

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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

Life is a field trip.

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The Field Trip of Life

With Ron Deal
June 28, 2024
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Ron: Life is a field trip.

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

Ron: In kindergarten to keep you from getting lost on a field trip the teachers would put everyone in a large group and some kids would be paired with a buddy—hold hands and keep each other safe. In the field trip of life, God has put us in a large group; we call it the Church. And some people are paired with a buddy. We call it marriage.

You see, life is not the destination. Being wed to our Lord is. Single people need this perspective, so they won’t over value getting married. Dating people so they will date only believers. Married people need this perspective, so they won’t idolize one another, and remarried people so they won’t worry whether they were the first love or the second.

For FamilyLife Blended, I’m Ron Deal.

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