65: Turn Your Season and Your Life Around
Pro baseball player Darryl Strawberry has experienced fame and fortune, but also addiction and hopelessness. Today, he just wants to talk about Jesus as he and his wife Tracy share with Ron Deal how they found hope for their blended family through Christ.
Most Recent EpisodesPro baseball player Darryl Strawberry has experienced fame and fortune, but also addiction and hopelessness. Today, he just wants to talk about Jesus as he and his wife Tracy share with Ron Deal how they found hope for their blended family through Christ.Special days give families an opportunity to honor each other, celebrate one another, and strengthen family identity. Ron Deal and his guests present ideas on how to creatively use a family calendar to strengthen family relationships throughout the year.Sometimes in stepfamilies, we take things out on each other that really are about someone or something from the past. Listen to Ron Deal talk with Shelby Abbott on how to keep unresolved issues of the past from damaging relationships in the present.The end of your marriage doesn't mean the end of God's favor. But when you're in ministry, it can feel that way. Drs. Bobby & Janice Love speak with Ron Deal about how to manage the spotlight of ministry when you walk through divorce and remarriage.What does the Bible teach about divorce and remarriage and how does it apply to God's people? Listen to Ron Deal's conversation with Dr. Rubel Shelly on a subject that's hard to understand in Scripture and often disagreed upon in Christian circles.Stepparenting is a marathon, not a sprint. And getting to the finish line with strong relatiomships requires a lot of grace, personal strength, and wisdom. Listen to Ron Deal talk with Jere and Laurie Short on this important topic.Little things can create big changes in blended family homes. Jed and Jenny Jurchenko share with Ron Deal how they created positive change in their home by taking small, positive steps to grow their most important relationships.We could spend 1/3 of our lives without a paycheck as we live longer now, which makes saving for later-life so important. Ron Deal talks with Greg Pettys about how to prepare for retirement while being mindful of your blended family dynamics.
FamilyLife Blended® provides timeless wisdom and practical help and hope for blended families and those who love them. Join Ron L. Deal, LMFT, LPC as he and his guests discuss a wide variety of marriage, family, and relationship topics related to blended families.
Meet Our Host
Ron L. Deal, LMFT, LPC
Ron Deal is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife® and President of Smart Stepfamilies™. 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 books Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages® and Becoming Stepfamily Smart with Dr. Gary Chapman and The Smart Stepfamily: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family (and DVD series). Other books in the Smart Stepfamily Series include The Smart Stepdad, Dating and the Single Parent, The Smart Stepmom (with Laura Petherbridge), The Smart Stepfamily Marriage: Keys to Success in the Blended Family (with Dr. David Olson, which is based on the largest survey of stepcouple strengths ever conducted), a one-year devotional Daily Encouragement for the Smart Stepfamily, and The Smart Stepfamily Guide to Financial Planning (with Greg Pettys and David Edwards).
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 has extensive experience with the media and is the host of the FamilyLife Blended Podcast. His one-minute radio feature, FamilyLife Blended® Minute, can be heard daily on over 850 stations nationwide and online. In addition, he has appeared on dozens of national and international radio and TV broadcasts including The 700 Club, Fox News, ABC Nightline, WGN-TV News, FamilyLife Today, New Life Live, and Focus on the Family, and his work with stepfamilies has been covered by Today.com, ABC News.com, New York Daily News, Ladies Home Journal, and newspapers/blogs throughout the world. He has written numerous book chapters and articles for magazines including Focus on the Family, FamilyLife, ParentLife, Gospel Today, Christianity Today, and CrossWalk.com. He and his wife, Nan, have been married since 1986 and have three boys. Find resources and conference information at www.familylife.com/blended.