Blended Family Tips

Ron Deal joins Steve and Misty Arterburn to talk about the complexities of a second marriage. Steve and Misty both experienced divorce in their first marriages. The Arterburns share what they have done to make their marriage work and what they did to build a firm foundation for their family.

Steve and Misty Arterburn talk about the unique way blended families function. Steve and Misty recall bringing three children into the early years of their marriage and what they did to build a firm foundation for their family. View Show Notes →
Ron Deal joins Steve and Misty Arterburn to talk about the complexities of a second marriage. Steve and Misty both experienced divorce in their first marriages. The Arterburns share what they have done to make their marriage work. View Show Notes →

Meet Series Guests

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 and The Smart Stepfamily: 7 Steps to a Healthy Family . Ron is a licensed marriage and family therapist, popular conference speaker, and host of the FamilyLife Blended Podcast with Ron Deal. He and his wife, Nan, have three sons and live in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn more at RonDeal.org and FamilyLife.com/blended.

Steve and Misty Arterburn

Steve is a New York Times bestselling and multi-award-winning author with more than 10 million books in print including the Every Man’s Battle series. In addition to founding the New Life organization and hosting the live call-in talk show New Life Live!, he is also known for creating the Women of Faith conferences. Steve is the teaching pastor at Northview Church near their home in Indianapolis.

Misty is the author of books and devotionals in the Life Recovery Resources and Lose It for Life series. She is the general editor of both The Five Minute New Testament for Busy Moms and The Five Minute New Testament for Busy Dads. In addition to working as a writing partner with Steve, she is a women’s Life Recovery group facilitator.

Steve and Misty started their blended family almost thirteen years ago and are proud parents to their five children.