FamilyLife Blended® Minute

The Power of Grandparents

with Ron Deal | June 11, 2024
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Grandparents can set the tone for a lot in a family.

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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

Grandparents can set the tone for a lot in a family.

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The Power of Grandparents

With Ron Deal
June 11, 2024
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Ron: Grandparents can set the tone for a lot in a family.

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

Ron: Wanda’s parents divorced when she was young which brought many stepsiblings and stepparents in and out of her life. But instead of fracturing into the Hatfields and McCoys, her grandparents and stepgrandparents insisted that everyone get along and that all children be accepted as part of the family. Everyone belonged. They set a tone for love and inclusion for new people and old, that rippled positive attitudes throughout multiple homes.

I think we can all learn a lesson from Wanda’s grandparents: an assertive, but grace-filled heart can bring healing love to a challenging situation.

For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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