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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.

Latest Episodes

32: The Essentials of Co-parenting

If you've ever had frustrations dealing with between-parenting issues, today's conversation will provide you practical help. We're going to wrestle with the every day hiccups of co-parenting and the stressful, ultra frustrating challenge of dealing with a difficult former spouse. Healthy co-parenting truly works. Jay and Tammy Daughtry talk with Ron Deal about how they have thrived in this area and how you can do the same. Show Notes and Resources Learn more about Jay and Tammy Daughtry's ministry http://modernfamilydynamics.com/ Co-Parenting Works! by Tammy Daughtry https://coparentinginternational.com/resources?olsPage=products%2Fco-parenting One Heart, Two Homes Digital Resource https://coparentinginternational.com/resources?olsPage=products%2Fhome-study Cooperative Co-Parenting article https://www.smartstepfamilies.com/smart-help/learn/ex-spouses-co-parenting-multiple-home-realities/cooperative-co-parenting Learn more and register for the Summit on Stepfamily Ministry. https://www.summitonstepfamilies.com/ Learn about FamilyLife's other podcasts. https://www.familylife.com/podcast Visit FamilyLife Blended online for articles, videos, and resources for blended families. https://www.familylife.com/blended

65 MINMAY 11
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32: The Essentials of Co-parenting

31: Mother’s & Father’s Day in Blended Families

For stepparents, biological parents, and children, Mother's Day and Father's Day seem to have tons of swirling emotions. How do you manage this so the day doesn't work against you? Our panel of guests today react to the challenges that all members of a stepfamily can feel on these special days. Previous podcast guests have shared their experiences and tips for you. Additionally, Ron Deal talks with Bryan Stell, Jennifer Walker, Tanisha Johnson and Shannon Simmons about how they each have lived and learned through the many Mother's Days and Father's Days they have celebrated. Show Notes and Resources The Smart Stepmom by Ron Deal and Laura Petherbridge. https://shop.familylife.com/p-5665-the-smart-stepmom.aspx The Smart Stepdad book by Ron Deal. https://shop.familylife.com/p-5666-the-smart-stepdad.aspx Learn More about Building Love Together in Blended Families by Dr. Gary Chapman and Ron Deal. https://shop.familylife.com/p-5763-building-love-together-in-blended-families.aspx Learn a...

56 MINMAY 4
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31: Mother’s & Father’s Day in Blended Families

30: Re-Sex: The Challenges of Sex for Blended Family Couples

Should you ask your spouse about their previous sex life? What if you find yourself thinking about sex with your former spouse-is that a problem? And, what if your spouse is thinking about sex with their former spouse-should you be concerned? What if there are clear differences in your sex life now and then-what do you do with that and how do you keep it from being a problem? Healthy marital sexuality is important to the vitality of any marriage. More and more, married couples are engaging in re-sex, that is, a second or subsequent sexual relationship. Whether the story is death, divorce, or relationship dissolution, one or both partners has had a sexual relationship with at least one other person prior to the current marriage. Dr. Juli Slattery joins Ron Deal to have a conversation about sex. Show Notes and Resources Learn more about Dr. Juli Slattery. https://www.authenticintimacy.com/ Get the book Rethinking Sexuality. https://shop.authenticintimacy.com/products/rethinking-sexuality Sex as Sacrament? Learn more... https://www.authenticintimacy.com/resources/2756/is-sexual-intimacy-a-sacrament Sexual differences CAN build intimacy. Check this out... https://www.authenticintimacy.com/resources/12334/sexual-differences-can-make-us-better-lovers Learn about FamilyLife's other podcasts. https://www.familylife.com/podcast Visit FamilyLife Blended online for articles, videos, and resources for blended families. https://www.familylife.com/blended

75 MINAPR 27
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30: Re-Sex: The Challenges of Sex for Blended Family Couples

29: When A Parent Goes M.I.A.

If a parent dies, it is devastating to a child and the other parent has to carry the load of parenting. But what if one parent is there, but absent. Many people think life would be easier if the other parent was "missing in action". It's not. That kind of ambiguity is confusing for everyone. And, how does that impact a blended family, kids, and a parent and stepparent who have to pick up all the pieces? Despite their strong faith and good intentions, Andy and Heather Hetchler were blown away by how hard it was to bring their two families together when one former spouse was an MIA parent. Eventually they made some headway and began sharing what they learned with others. This is their conversation with Ron Deal. Show Notes and Resources Learn more about Andy and Heather's ministry Learn2Step. https://www.learning2step.com/ Read the Where's Mom article. https://www.familylife.com/articles/topics/blended-family/stepparents/multiple-home-realities/wheres-mom/ Article Helping Children Cope With Loss: Practical Emotional Coaching. https://www.smartstepfamilies.com/view/emotional-coaching Learn more about the Blended & Blessed livestream. https://www.blendedandblessed.com Learn about FamilyLife's other podcasts. https://www.familylife.com/podcast Visit FamilyLife Blended online for articles, videos, and resources for blended families. https://www.familylife.com/blended

63 MINAPR 20
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29: When A Parent Goes M.I.A.

28: Growing Up in a Blender

Many times the voice of the child in a blended family is drowned by the conflict and loss associated with how the couple entered the stepfamily journey. In this episode, Ron Deal invites children of divorce, Ryan Guinee and David Bowden, to share how they grew up in a stepfamily blender. They offer perspective on their experiences and progress as adult men with wives and children of their own. Show Notes and Resources Learn more about David Bowden's ministry. https://www.spokengospel.com/ Changes that Heal by Dr. Henry Cloud. https://www.christianbook.com/changes-four-practical-steps-happier-healthier/henry-cloud/9780310351788/pd/351788?event=ESRCG Learn more about the Blended & Blessed livestream. https://www.blendedandblessed.com Learn about FamilyLife's other podcasts. https://www.familylife.com/podcast Hear episode 2 of the FamilyLife Blended Podcast with guests Dave and Ann Wilson called Life in a Blender. https://www.familylife.com/podcast/familylife-blended-podcast/2-life-in-...

68 MINAPR 13
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28: Growing Up in a Blender

27: Beyond Broken

We sometimes hear the term "broken" when people describe families that have gone through a divorce. However, Ron Deal suggests that we not refer to stepfamilies, as broken families because all of humanity is broken due to sin. Today's guests Sandi Patty and Don Peslis share how brokenness was a starting point for their relationship and how God has redeemed their story beyond broken. Show Notes and Resources Learn more about Sandi and Don. https://www.sandipatty.com/ Hear I Am They's song Scars. https://www.iamtheyband.com/#official-audio Learn more about the Blended & Blessed livestream. https://www.blendedandblessed.com Learn about FamilyLife's other podcasts. https://www.familylife.com/podcast Building Love Together in Blended Families by Dr. Gary Chapman and Ron Deal. https://shop.familylife.com/p-5763-building-love-together-in-blended-families.aspx Your generous support of FamilyLife helps create podcasts like the FamilyLife Blended Podcast. https://donate.familylife.com/familylife-blended/

51 MINAPR 6
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27: Beyond Broken

26: Two Homes, Two Sets of Values: From a Child’s Point of View

What if you were hearing conflicting messages about moral values-from two people you loved and respected-and very much wanted to please? That is what a child who lives in two different homes and is part of a blended family often feels. Melody Fabien joins Ron Deal for a conversation about her experience learning to navigate between the homes, hearts, and faith of her divorced parents. Her stance to remain sexually abstinent before marriage was not supported by one of her parents and caused much heartache. Learn how she eventually reconciled how to live between two homes and how God redeemed her story and continues to use it to help other couples. Show Notes and Resources Learn more about Melody Fabien. http://www.cdandmelody.com/ Learn more about the Blended & Blessed livestream. https://www.blendedandblessed.com/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network. https://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/ Visit FamilyLife Blended online for articles, videos, and resources for blended families. https://www.familylife.com/blended Your generous support of FamilyLife helps create podcasts like the FamilyLife Blended Podcast. https://donate.familylife.com/familylife-blended/

55 MINMAR 30
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26: Two Homes, Two Sets of Values: From a Child’s Point of View

25: Building Love Together in Blended Families

Dr. Gary Chapman has spread the message of love languages to millions of people. In this episode, Dr. Chapman and Ron Deal discuss their new book, Building Love Together in Blended Families, and how couples can navigate love languages in stepfamilies. Through stories, research, and practical tips, they encourage families to help build love together in: marriage, stepparenting, sibling relationship, and grandparenting. Show Notes and Resources Building Love Together in Blended Families by Dr. Gary Chapman and Ron Deal. https://shop.familylife.com/p-5763-building-love-together-in-blended-families.aspx To take a quiz to find out your love language. https://www.5lovelanguages.com/ Learn more about the Blended & Blessed livestream. https://www.blendedandblessed.com/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network. https://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/ Visit FamilyLife Blended online for articles, videos, and resources for blended families. https://www.familylife.com/blended Your generous support of FamilyLife helps create podcasts like the FamilyLife Blended Podcast. https://donate.familylife.com/familylife-blended/

52 MINMAR 23
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25: Building Love Together in Blended Families

24: Blending Despite Betrayal

As a first-marriage, blended family, Darryl and Gwen Smith had good intentions when they wed over thirty years ago. However, their immaturity and emotional baggage led to a divorce. Utlimately, after spending time in prison and losing his family, Darryl became a Christian. God restored him and began to soften Gwen's heart toward him. They discuss with Ron Deal their remarriage and how God is helping them to unpack their baggage and continuing to heal their family. Show Notes and Resources Learn more about the Blended & Blessed livestream. https://www.blendedandblessed.com/ Building Love Together in Blended Families by Dr. Gary Chapman and Ron Deal. https://shop.familylife.com/p-5763-building-love-together-in-blended-families.aspx Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network. https://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/ Visit FamilyLife Blended online for articles, videos, and resources for blended families. https://www.familylife.com/blended Your genero...

57 MINMAR 16
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24: Blending Despite Betrayal

22: The Clutter-Free Home, the Clutter-Free Family

Many stepcouples know that they will be merging families, but most don't realize that they are merging their belongings, as well. Maybe you combined two families and didn't have room for everything. Who decides what goes and what stays? Author and speaker, Kathi Lipp, helps people de-clutter their homes. She and Ron Deal will discuss how we all need to purge things from our relationships as well. Show Notes and Resources Learn more about Kathi Lipp, her books, and events. https://www.kathilipp.com/ Learn more about the Blended & Blessed live event and livestream. https://www.blendedandblessed.com/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network. https://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/ Visit FamilyLife Blended online for articles, videos, and resources for blended families. https://www.familylife.com/blended Your generous support of FamilyLife helps create podcasts like the FamilyLife Blended Podcast. https://donate.familylife.com/familylife-blended/

56 MINMAR 2
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22: The Clutter-Free Home, the Clutter-Free Family

Latest Episodes

32: The Essentials of Co-parenting

If you've ever had frustrations dealing with between-parenting issues, today's conversation will provide you practical help. We're going to wrestle with the every day hiccups of co-parenting and the stressful, ultra frustrating challenge of dealing with a difficult former spouse. Healthy co-parenting truly works. Jay and Tammy Daughtry talk with Ron Deal about how they have thrived in this area and how you can do the same. Show Notes and Resources Learn more about Jay and Tammy Daughtry's ministry http://modernfamilydynamics.com/ Co-Parenting Works! by Tammy Daughtry https://coparentinginternational.com/resources?olsPage=products%2Fco-parenting One Heart, Two Homes Digital Resource https://coparentinginternational.com/resources?olsPage=products%2Fhome-study Cooperative Co-Parenting article https://www.smartstepfamilies.com/smart-help/learn/ex-spouses-co-parenting-multiple-home-realities/cooperative-co-parenting Learn more and register for the Summit on Stepfamily Ministry. https://www.summitonstepfamilies.com/ Learn about FamilyLife's other podcasts. https://www.familylife.com/podcast Visit FamilyLife Blended online for articles, videos, and resources for blended families. https://www.familylife.com/blended

65 MINMAY 11
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32: The Essentials of Co-parenting

31: Mother’s & Father’s Day in Blended Families

For stepparents, biological parents, and children, Mother's Day and Father's Day seem to have tons of swirling emotions. How do you manage this so the day doesn't work against you? Our panel of guests today react to the challenges that all members of a stepfamily can feel on these special days. Previous podcast guests have shared their experiences and tips for you. Additionally, Ron Deal talks with Bryan Stell, Jennifer Walker, Tanisha Johnson and Shannon Simmons about how they each have lived and learned through the many Mother's Days and Father's Days they have celebrated. Show Notes and Resources The Smart Stepmom by Ron Deal and Laura Petherbridge. https://shop.familylife.com/p-5665-the-smart-stepmom.aspx The Smart Stepdad book by Ron Deal. https://shop.familylife.com/p-5666-the-smart-stepdad.aspx Learn More about Building Love Together in Blended Families by Dr. Gary Chapman and Ron Deal. https://shop.familylife.com/p-5763-building-love-together-in-blended-families.aspx Learn a...

56 MINMAY 4
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31: Mother’s & Father’s Day in Blended Families

30: Re-Sex: The Challenges of Sex for Blended Family Couples

Should you ask your spouse about their previous sex life? What if you find yourself thinking about sex with your former spouse-is that a problem? And, what if your spouse is thinking about sex with their former spouse-should you be concerned? What if there are clear differences in your sex life now and then-what do you do with that and how do you keep it from being a problem? Healthy marital sexuality is important to the vitality of any marriage. More and more, married couples are engaging in re-sex, that is, a second or subsequent sexual relationship. Whether the story is death, divorce, or relationship dissolution, one or both partners has had a sexual relationship with at least one other person prior to the current marriage. Dr. Juli Slattery joins Ron Deal to have a conversation about sex. Show Notes and Resources Learn more about Dr. Juli Slattery. https://www.authenticintimacy.com/ Get the book Rethinking Sexuality. https://shop.authenticintimacy.com/products/rethinking-sexuality Sex as Sacrament? Learn more... https://www.authenticintimacy.com/resources/2756/is-sexual-intimacy-a-sacrament Sexual differences CAN build intimacy. Check this out... https://www.authenticintimacy.com/resources/12334/sexual-differences-can-make-us-better-lovers Learn about FamilyLife's other podcasts. https://www.familylife.com/podcast Visit FamilyLife Blended online for articles, videos, and resources for blended families. https://www.familylife.com/blended

75 MINAPR 27
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30: Re-Sex: The Challenges of Sex for Blended Family Couples

29: When A Parent Goes M.I.A.

If a parent dies, it is devastating to a child and the other parent has to carry the load of parenting. But what if one parent is there, but absent. Many people think life would be easier if the other parent was "missing in action". It's not. That kind of ambiguity is confusing for everyone. And, how does that impact a blended family, kids, and a parent and stepparent who have to pick up all the pieces? Despite their strong faith and good intentions, Andy and Heather Hetchler were blown away by how hard it was to bring their two families together when one former spouse was an MIA parent. Eventually they made some headway and began sharing what they learned with others. This is their conversation with Ron Deal. Show Notes and Resources Learn more about Andy and Heather's ministry Learn2Step. https://www.learning2step.com/ Read the Where's Mom article. https://www.familylife.com/articles/topics/blended-family/stepparents/multiple-home-realities/wheres-mom/ Article Helping Children Cope With Loss: Practical Emotional Coaching. https://www.smartstepfamilies.com/view/emotional-coaching Learn more about the Blended & Blessed livestream. https://www.blendedandblessed.com Learn about FamilyLife's other podcasts. https://www.familylife.com/podcast Visit FamilyLife Blended online for articles, videos, and resources for blended families. https://www.familylife.com/blended

63 MINAPR 20
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29: When A Parent Goes M.I.A.

28: Growing Up in a Blender

Many times the voice of the child in a blended family is drowned by the conflict and loss associated with how the couple entered the stepfamily journey. In this episode, Ron Deal invites children of divorce, Ryan Guinee and David Bowden, to share how they grew up in a stepfamily blender. They offer perspective on their experiences and progress as adult men with wives and children of their own. Show Notes and Resources Learn more about David Bowden's ministry. https://www.spokengospel.com/ Changes that Heal by Dr. Henry Cloud. https://www.christianbook.com/changes-four-practical-steps-happier-healthier/henry-cloud/9780310351788/pd/351788?event=ESRCG Learn more about the Blended & Blessed livestream. https://www.blendedandblessed.com Learn about FamilyLife's other podcasts. https://www.familylife.com/podcast Hear episode 2 of the FamilyLife Blended Podcast with guests Dave and Ann Wilson called Life in a Blender. https://www.familylife.com/podcast/familylife-blended-podcast/2-life-in-...

68 MINAPR 13
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28: Growing Up in a Blender

27: Beyond Broken

We sometimes hear the term "broken" when people describe families that have gone through a divorce. However, Ron Deal suggests that we not refer to stepfamilies, as broken families because all of humanity is broken due to sin. Today's guests Sandi Patty and Don Peslis share how brokenness was a starting point for their relationship and how God has redeemed their story beyond broken. Show Notes and Resources Learn more about Sandi and Don. https://www.sandipatty.com/ Hear I Am They's song Scars. https://www.iamtheyband.com/#official-audio Learn more about the Blended & Blessed livestream. https://www.blendedandblessed.com Learn about FamilyLife's other podcasts. https://www.familylife.com/podcast Building Love Together in Blended Families by Dr. Gary Chapman and Ron Deal. https://shop.familylife.com/p-5763-building-love-together-in-blended-families.aspx Your generous support of FamilyLife helps create podcasts like the FamilyLife Blended Podcast. https://donate.familylife.com/familylife-blended/

51 MINAPR 6
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27: Beyond Broken

26: Two Homes, Two Sets of Values: From a Child’s Point of View

What if you were hearing conflicting messages about moral values-from two people you loved and respected-and very much wanted to please? That is what a child who lives in two different homes and is part of a blended family often feels. Melody Fabien joins Ron Deal for a conversation about her experience learning to navigate between the homes, hearts, and faith of her divorced parents. Her stance to remain sexually abstinent before marriage was not supported by one of her parents and caused much heartache. Learn how she eventually reconciled how to live between two homes and how God redeemed her story and continues to use it to help other couples. Show Notes and Resources Learn more about Melody Fabien. http://www.cdandmelody.com/ Learn more about the Blended & Blessed livestream. https://www.blendedandblessed.com/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network. https://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/ Visit FamilyLife Blended online for articles, videos, and resources for blended families. https://www.familylife.com/blended Your generous support of FamilyLife helps create podcasts like the FamilyLife Blended Podcast. https://donate.familylife.com/familylife-blended/

55 MINMAR 30
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26: Two Homes, Two Sets of Values: From a Child’s Point of View

25: Building Love Together in Blended Families

Dr. Gary Chapman has spread the message of love languages to millions of people. In this episode, Dr. Chapman and Ron Deal discuss their new book, Building Love Together in Blended Families, and how couples can navigate love languages in stepfamilies. Through stories, research, and practical tips, they encourage families to help build love together in: marriage, stepparenting, sibling relationship, and grandparenting. Show Notes and Resources Building Love Together in Blended Families by Dr. Gary Chapman and Ron Deal. https://shop.familylife.com/p-5763-building-love-together-in-blended-families.aspx To take a quiz to find out your love language. https://www.5lovelanguages.com/ Learn more about the Blended & Blessed livestream. https://www.blendedandblessed.com/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network. https://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/ Visit FamilyLife Blended online for articles, videos, and resources for blended families. https://www.familylife.com/blended Your generous support of FamilyLife helps create podcasts like the FamilyLife Blended Podcast. https://donate.familylife.com/familylife-blended/

52 MINMAR 23
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25: Building Love Together in Blended Families

24: Blending Despite Betrayal

As a first-marriage, blended family, Darryl and Gwen Smith had good intentions when they wed over thirty years ago. However, their immaturity and emotional baggage led to a divorce. Utlimately, after spending time in prison and losing his family, Darryl became a Christian. God restored him and began to soften Gwen's heart toward him. They discuss with Ron Deal their remarriage and how God is helping them to unpack their baggage and continuing to heal their family. Show Notes and Resources Learn more about the Blended & Blessed livestream. https://www.blendedandblessed.com/ Building Love Together in Blended Families by Dr. Gary Chapman and Ron Deal. https://shop.familylife.com/p-5763-building-love-together-in-blended-families.aspx Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network. https://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/ Visit FamilyLife Blended online for articles, videos, and resources for blended families. https://www.familylife.com/blended Your genero...

57 MINMAR 16
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24: Blending Despite Betrayal

22: The Clutter-Free Home, the Clutter-Free Family

Many stepcouples know that they will be merging families, but most don't realize that they are merging their belongings, as well. Maybe you combined two families and didn't have room for everything. Who decides what goes and what stays? Author and speaker, Kathi Lipp, helps people de-clutter their homes. She and Ron Deal will discuss how we all need to purge things from our relationships as well. Show Notes and Resources Learn more about Kathi Lipp, her books, and events. https://www.kathilipp.com/ Learn more about the Blended & Blessed live event and livestream. https://www.blendedandblessed.com/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network. https://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/ Visit FamilyLife Blended online for articles, videos, and resources for blended families. https://www.familylife.com/blended Your generous support of FamilyLife helps create podcasts like the FamilyLife Blended Podcast. https://donate.familylife.com/familylife-blended/

56 MINMAR 2
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22: The Clutter-Free Home, the Clutter-Free Family
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