The Complex World of a Blended Family

Jerry and Kate Angelo reflect on the issues that destroyed their first marriages, and the circumstances that brought them to God and to each other to form a blended family of six. Also joining them is FamilyLife’s Blended Family Ministry Director, Ron Deal.

Stepparenting has its challenges. That's what Jerry and Kate Angelo found out when they married and became a blended family of six. View Show Notes →
Jerry and Kate Angelo reflect on the issues that thwarted their first marriages, and remember with gratitude the circumstances that brought them back to God and to each other. View Show Notes →

Meet Series Guests

Jerry and Kate Angelo

Revs. Jerry and Kate Angelo are Founders and Directors of Marriage Awakening in their hometown of Springfield, MO. The ministry of Marriage Awakening is dedicated to strengthening and empowering marriages and families. They are ministers with the General Council of the Assemblies of God and they also lead the Marriage Builders Sunday school class at Life 360 Church. In addition to organizing events to encourage married couples to go on regular date nights, Jerry and Kate also speak publicly at various venues including the annual International Marriage Conference by NAME. They are members of the American Association of Christian Counselors and they also direct a local marriage counseling center outreach program called "NAME of the Ozarks" at their church. God has given Jerry and Kate a vision to utilize Marriage Awakening to coach couples of all ages by sharing with them God’s principles and plan for their marriage.

Ron Deal

Ron Deal is President of Smart Stepfamilies™ and Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®. He is a family ministry consultant and conducts marriage and family seminars around the country; he specializes in marriage education and stepfamily enrichment. He is one of the most widely read authors on stepfamily living in the country.

Ron is author of the bestselling book The Smart Stepfamily (and DVD series), The Smart Stepdad, Dating and the Single Parent, The Smart Stepmom (with Laura Petherbridge), The Smart Stepfamily Marriage (with David Olson), Daily Encouragement for the Smart Stepfamily, The Smart Stepfamily Guide to Financial Planning (with Greg Pettys and David Edwards), and most recently Building Love Together in Blended Families (with Dr. Gary Chapman).

He is a member of the Stepfamily Expert Council for the National Stepfamily Resource Center and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor.

Ron Deal is husband to Nan (since 1986) and proud father of Braden, Connor, and Brennan.