FamilyLife Blended® Minute

Trust, Not Clarity

with | July 5, 2023
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"Knowing" the future gets in the way of faith.

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  • "Knowing" the future gets in the way of faith.

  • 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

“Knowing” the future gets in the way of faith.

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Trust, Not Clarity

July 05, 2023
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Ron: “Knowing” the future gets in the way of faith.

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

Ron: Maybe you’ve heard the story about John Kavanaugh’s conversation with Mother Teresa. The famous ethicist asked her to pray that he would have clarity about how to spend the rest of his life. Her answer shocked him. “No, I will not do that,” she said. When he asked her why, she said, “Clarity is the last thing you are clinging to and must let go of. I have never had clarity; what I have always had is trust. So, I will pray that you trust God.”

Knowing short-circuits faith. Not knowing forces you to rest in God’s care. And despite its uncertainty, that’s a much better place for you and your family to be. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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