54 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.

    55: The Smart Stepmom

    55: The Smart Stepmom

    What does it mean to be a smart stepmom? Laura Petherbridge answers that question as she speaks with Dennis Rainey, Bob Lepine, and Ron Deal on how to navigate a role that can be confusing, lonely, and frustrating. She offers principles to help stepmoms feel encouraged and empowered in the important role they play.

    Show Notes and Resources

    Get The Smart Stepmom book. https://shop.familylife.com/p-5665-the-smart-stepmom.aspx.

    Subscribe to the FamilyLife Blended newsletter. http://familylife.com/blendedsubscribe.

    Learn more about Laura Petherbridge and her ministry. http://thesmartstepmom.com/.

    Learn more about FamilyLife Blended. https://www.familylife.com/familylifeblended/blended-families/.

    Your generous support of FamilyLife helps create podcasts like the FamilyLife Blended® Podcast. https://donate.familylife.com/blended/?cru_source=D000BLENDG&cru_medium=DesktopHeaderNav&cru_campaign=Blended.

    54: The Power of God at Work in Stepfamilies

    54: The Power of God at Work in Stepfamilies

    Marriage, while typically a two-person dance, gets complicated when couples try to manage a stepfamily maze with multiple lives around them. Ron Deal talks with Dave and Ann Wilson about how to navigate stepfamily struggles that create marital stress by sharing life with other stepfamilies and holding onto God's hand, relying on Him for answers and help to persevere.

    Show Notes and Resources

    Learn more about our Blended & Blessed Livestream Event. https://www.blendedandblessed.com/.

    Get Ron's Smart Stepfamily Video series for FREE. https://www.familylife.com/the-smart-stepfamily

    Buy The Smart Stepfamily Participant's Guide and book. https://shop.familylife.com/p-3640-smart-stepfamily-couples-set.aspx

    Learn more about FamilyLife Blended. https://www.familylife.com/familylifeblended/blended-families

    Your generous support of FamilyLife helps create podcasts like the FamilyLife Blended® Podcast. https://donate.familylife.com/blended/

    53: Managing Yourself in the Midst of the Unknown

    53: Managing Yourself in the Midst of the Unknown

    If self-control is a fruit of the Spirit, how do we allow the Spirit to cultivate that fruit in our lives? Pastor Rob Bugh answers that question and speaks with Ron Deal on the value of self-control, particularly in blended family relationships, and how his lack of it contributed to much heartache in the early years of his blended family.

    Show Notes and Resources

    Get Rob's book: When the Bottom Drops Out: Finding Grace in the Depths of Disappointment. https://www.amazon.com/When-Bottom-Drops-Out-Disappointment/dp/1414363494.

    Learn more about our Blended & Blessed Livestream Event. https://www.blendedandblessed.com

    Your generous support of FamilyLife helps create podcasts like the FamilyLife Blended® Podcast. https://donate.familylife.com/blended

    Learn more about FamilyLife Blended. https://www.familylife.com/familylifeblended/blended-families

    52: Blended and Blessed Backstage

    52: Blended and Blessed Backstage

    Blended and Blessed® is a one-of-a-kind annual event for stepfamily couples, single parents, dating couples with kids, and those who care about blended families, with valuable teaching by trusted and respected experts. Get a glimpse of the upcoming event as you listen to fun and informative interviews from previous speakers including Ron Deal and Shaunti Feldhahn.

    Show Notes and Resources

    Learn more about our Blended & Blessed Livestream Event. https://www.blendedandblessed.com/.

    Get Rob and Rhonda Bugh's book. https://www.amazon.com/When-Bottom-Drops-Out-Disappointment/dp/1414363494

    Get Lauren Reitsema's book. https://shop.familylife.com/p-5706-in-their-shoes.aspx

    Learn about Joneen Mackenzie. https://www.myrelationshipcenter.org/services/speakers/joneen-mackenzie

    Learn more about Shaunti and her resources. https://shaunti.com/

    Listen to the Battle of the Moms podcast episode. https://www.familylife.com/podcast/familylife-blended-podcast/40-battle-of-the-moms

    Learn about FamilyLife Blended. https://www.familylife.com/familylifeblended/blended-families/

    51: Growing Up in a Blender: Play the Long Game

    51: Growing Up in a Blender: Play the Long Game

    When blended family variables create tough dynamics to parent through, we might consider giving up on those relationships. But Jim Ramos, raised in a blended family, speaks with Ron Deal about he was impacted by his parents and stepparents and the value of playing the long game in our stepfamilies.

    Show Notes and Resources

    Learn more about Jim Ramos and Men in the Arena. https://meninthearena.org/

    Read Ron's Article: What Do We Do Now? When Step-siblings Have Sex. https://smartstepfamilies.com/smart-help/learn/parenting-stepparenting/what-do-we-do-now-when-stepsiblings-have-sex

    Get your copy of Building Love Together. https://shop.familylife.com/p-5763-building-love-together-in-blended-families.aspx

    Learn more about our Blended & Blessed Livestream Event. https://www.blendedandblessed.com/

    Get The Smart StepMom. https://shop.familylife.com/p-5665-the-smart-stepmom.aspx

    Get Daily Encouragement for the Smart Stepfamily. https://shop.familylife.com/p-5224-daily-encouragement-for-the-smart-stepfamily.aspx

    50: Parenting Troubled Children in Stepfamilies

    50: Parenting Troubled Children in Stepfamilies

    How do you help a child or stepchild who feels lost, or angry, or who really fights against the family? And what if their anger or hurt is justified—and you deserve it, but everyone else doesn't? In this episode, Ron Deal speaks with Danny Huerta, Vice President of Parenting and Youth at Focus on the Family, about parenting troubled children in a stepfamily.

    Show Notes and Resources

    Learn more about Focus on the Family's parenting resources. http://focusonthefamily.com/parenting

    Check out Danny's book 7 Traits of Effective Parenting. https://store.focusonthefamily.com/7-traits-of-effective-parenting#refcd=869302

    Take the FREE 7 Traits Assessment to learn more about your parenting. https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/the-7-traits-of-effective-parenting/

    Help strengthen stepfamilies by donating to FamilyLife Blended.https://donate.familylife.com/blended/?cru_source=D000BLENDG&cru_medium=DesktopHeaderNav&cru_campaign=Blended

    Learn more about our Blended & Blessed Livestream Event.https://www.blendedandblessed.com/.

    Learn about FamilyLife Blended. https://www.familylife.com/familylifeblended/blended-families/

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