71 episodes

FamilyLife Blended® Podcast with host Ron Deal, provides timeless wisdom and practical help and hope for blended families and those who love them.

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FamilyLife Blended® Podcast with host Ron Deal, provides timeless wisdom and practical help and hope for blended families and those who love them.

    72: Ridding Your Soul of Shame

    72: Ridding Your Soul of Shame

    Shame is a common theme in blended families, perhaps stemming from a previous divorce, failed relationship building in your current stepfamily, or the negative stigma associated with a non-traditional family. Learn how shame develops and what you can do to release your shame as you listen to Ron Deal's interview with Dr. Curt Thompson.

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    Curt Thompson

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    71: Have Serious Fun, And Make Each Day Count

    71: Have Serious Fun, And Make Each Day Count

    The benefit of "fun" is often overlooked when we consider how to build healthy stepfamily relationships. But Ron Deal's podcast guest, Dr. Jim Burns, says it's an important piece that can help connect relationships.. Listen to their conversation about why and how intentional play can benefit your family.

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    Jim Burns, his ministry & his new book, Have Serious Fun

    Stepfamily Resources

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    70: Having an Ours Baby

    70: Having an Ours Baby

    Many stepcouples want to have a baby together. Is it a good idea? Are there negative implications? In this episode, Ron Deal talks with Heidi Farrell about how an "ours" baby impacts the family and other children, what research shows on this important topic, and what dynamics should be considered before making a decision.

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    Heidi Farrell

    How to Add an Ours Baby to Your Stepfamily…Without Resentment Getting in the Way

    The Smart Stepfamily

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    69: Good Co-Parenting: Conflict and Cooperation with Your Ex

    69: Good Co-Parenting: Conflict and Cooperation with Your Ex

    Children need healthy relationships with both parents after divorce, which requires good co-parenting. Listen to Ron Deal's conversation with Dr. Mary Jeppsen on how co-parent anger dramatically impacts a child and how former spouses can keep conflict at a minimum and cooperation at a maximum in order to co-parent well.

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    Learn more about Dr. Jeppsen.

    Stepfamily Resources

    Certificate in Blended Family Ministry course for ministry leaders

    Well Blended: Growing Unity and Character in your Stepfamily – a self-paced course

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    68: Preparing to Blend: Getting ready for life after the wedding

    68: Preparing to Blend: Getting ready for life after the wedding

    Preparing to blend a family can be a daunting endeavor. But you can—and should—get smart about stepfamily living ahead of time to create a strong family. Listen to Ron Deal talk with two stepcouples about what they did during their pre-married season that helped them prepare to blend their families.

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    JonathanPitts.net

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    67: Blended with Grit: Widowhood and Forming a New Family

    67: Blended with Grit: Widowhood and Forming a New Family

    Remarriage after widowhood creates unique struggles. Listen to Ryan and Jess Ronne, parents and stepparents to 8, share with Ron Deal about how insecurities can create conflict in a new marriage after widowhood and how they found beauty from ashes as they worked through their struggles and insecurities.

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    JessPlusTheMess.com

    Blended with Grit and Grace.

    Sunlight Burning at Midnight.

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    Smart Stepfamily Therapy Providers.

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