FamilyLife Blended® Minute

When I Justify Myself (Proverbs 30)

with | July 11, 2023
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Why can't I see about me, what others see?

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  • Why can't I see about me, what others see?

  • 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

Why can’t I see about me, what others see?

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When I Justify Myself (Proverbs 30)

July 11, 2023
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Ron: Why can’t I see about me, what others see?

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

Ron: Humans have an uncanny ability to justify their own behavior. Have you noticed that in others? Of course, not in yourself. Proverbs 30 tell us that the adulteress eats, wipes her mouth and says, “I have done no wrong.” What allows her—and us—to do this is a lack of humility. See, humility readies our heart to be convicted by the Holy Spirit and without it, we can pretty much justify anything no matter who it hurts.

Why not spend the next 10 seconds asking God to give you a humble heart? And then see about yourself what you previously couldn’t see. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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