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Whooped By a 9-Year-Old Kid

with Ron Deal | August 5, 2020
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    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

Yeah, Ron, I guess I got whooped by a 9-year-old.

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Whooped By a 9-Year-Old Kid

With Ron Deal
August 05, 2020
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Ron: Yeah, Ron, I guess I got whooped by a 9-year-old.

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

Ron: Tim was looking back over his marriage and how it ended in divorce. We had been talking about how the health of a stepfamily marriage is intertwined with the overall health of the entire family. In his case, he and his wife couldn’t come together around how to parent her son. And in the end, a 9-year-old ruined his marriage.

Now let me be clear, couples in first marriages can lose their relationship to the kids, too. But parent matters can rapidly divide a stepfamily couple. So, if someone you know is facing struggles encourage them to find parental unity and learn from us, so they don’t get whooped by a 9-year-old. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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