FamilyLife Blended® Minute

What Kids Remember

with | August 15, 2023
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What do kids remember most when they become adults?

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  • What do kids remember most when they become adults?

  • 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

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What Kids Remember

August 15, 2023
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Ron: What do kids remember most when they become adults?

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

Ron: As a child Rachel had two distinct examples of how to treat a husband. Her mom, who divorced her father and held him in contempt and her stepmom who treated her dad with honor, respect, and warmth. The contrast was very clear and left a huge impression on Rachel. She said, “I learned to be a good wife from my stepmom.”

You know, this world and our own less-than-perfect family, will leave many impressions on our children. But the ones that shine through, that really stick to the soul, are those that flow from love. When you feel like you’re losing remember love never fails. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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