FamilyLife Blended® Minute

The Proof Is in the Pudding

with Ron Deal | September 15, 2022
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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

Actions speak much louder than words.

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The Proof Is in the Pudding

With Ron Deal
September 15, 2022
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Ron: Actions speak much louder than words.

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

Ron: Yeah, as they say, the proof is in the pudding. You can’t deny it: someone who stands up and stands beside you in tough times, really loves you. After our middle son died, many of our what we thought were friends drifted away. They couldn’t handle it or us, I’m not sure what happened. But others, people we didn’t know well, stood by us. And stayed by us. Their friendship was undeniable.

In blended families, when a stressful situation arises, standing by one another makes your love undeniable. You may not have felt like family before the stressor but the proof is in the pudding. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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