FamilyLife Blended® Minute

When You Can’t Celebrate Valentine’s Day

with Ron Deal | February 9, 2024
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Sometimes your Valentine balloon…pops.

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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

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When You Can’t Celebrate Valentine’s Day

With Ron Deal
February 09, 2024
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Ron: Sometimes your Valentine balloon…pops.

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

Ron: What do you do on Valentine’s if your love life isn’t anything to celebrate? Maybe you’d like to be dating but you aren’t, or you’re divorced, or you’re in an unhappy relationship. For you Valentine commercials, gifts, and flowers are a stark reminder of what could be. And it stings.

Isaiah 40 in the Bible reminds those who are hurting that God gives strength to the weary and power to the weak. Now, sometimes that means you soar like the eagle and run and not grow weary, but there are times when all you can do it barely walk and not faint. No, life’s not okay. But with the Creator by your side, you will continue to walk. For FamilyLife Blended, I’m Ron Deal.

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