Programs

Sep
30

Logical Consequences--Connect ...with Ron Deal

Parenting is challenging at times. So, here’s a discipline tip for parents and stepparents: Connec...

Sep
29

My Mom Is Dating Againwith Ron Deal

Ron, I never thought I’d say this, but my 67-year-old mom has a boyfriend....

Sep
28

Be a Gentle Servantwith Ron Deal

If you want to love someone well, be a gentle-servant. ...

Sep
27

Family Communication: Filtered...with Ron Deal

Is your family communication filtered or unfiltered?...

Sep
26

Digital Jealousy, Connecting T...with Ron Deal

This is ironic, in today’s digital world we’re more connected and disconnected than ever before....

Sep
23

Different & the Same--Value On...with Ron Deal

In biological families, when a husband and wife move toward each other, they bring their children wi...

Sep
22

What's Going on Here?with Ron Deal

Sometimes life throws you a curve....

Sep
20

The Disengaged Stepparentwith Ron Deal

Ron, he has nothing to do with them. He has completely shut down toward my kids....

Sep
19

Stop Nagging (Proverbs 19)with Ron Deal

Someone once said that being nagged is like being nibbled to death by a duck....

Sep
16

National Stepfamily Daywith Ron Deal

Now, as far as national days go, Mother’s Day and Thanksgiving I get. But Bologna Day?...

Sep
15

The Proof Is in the Puddingwith Ron Deal

Actions speak much louder than words....

Sep
14

Where the Pain Iswith Ron Deal

When we’re suffering, why do we distance ourselves from the suffering Savior?...

Sep
13

Loving With Maturitywith Ron Deal

I once witnessed someone act in a mature, loving way and I learned a lot....

Sep
12

Different & the Same--A Valuab...with Ron Deal

A biological family is born out of hopefulness while a stepfamily is born out of loss....

Sep
09

Stepgrandchildren (Proverbs 17...with Ron Deal

Do you see that smile on that older person's face? They must be a grandparent....

Sep
08

God Pushing Inwith Ron Deal

Is God offended by our pain?...

Sep
07

A Seed of Truthwith Ron Deal

A seed of truth, planted in your heart by the Holy Spirit, can grow beautiful things....

Sep
06

Shift the Outsider Inwith Ron Deal

I’m such an outsider, how do I get in?...

Sep
05

You Married the Wrong Personwith Ron Deal

Have you ever felt like you married the wrong person? Well, I say, you did....

Sep
02

Learning Obedience (Hebrews 5:...with Ron Deal

Really? Jesus learned obedience?...

Sep
01

Righteousness, Boundaries, and...with Ron Deal

Wouldn’t it be great if standing on the truth guaranteed being loved for it?...

Aug
31

When Your Stepdaughter Is the ...with Ron Deal

What if your stepdaughter is "the other woman"?...

Aug
30

My Marriage Is Better, and I F...with Ron Deal

Yes, Ron, this marriage and family are much better than my first and I feel guilty about it....

Aug
29

My Family Is Falling Apartwith Ron Deal

Help me. My family is falling apart....

Aug
26

Honoring the Past and the Pres...with Ron Deal

Wise stepparents honor their stepchildren’s past. ...

Aug
25

Different & the Samewith Ron Deal

They just don’t get it, Ron. Stepfamilies are not the same. ...

Aug
24

Financing Togethernesswith Ron Deal

A pre-nup. You want us to do a pre-nup?...

Aug
23

Lock Outwith Ron Deal

Is your family playing the game of Lock Out?...

Aug
22

Money Issueswith Ron Deal

Do you want to start a fight in a stepfamily with adult kids? Just start talking about money....

Aug
19

New Marriage, New Forgivenesswith Ron Deal

Sometimes announcing an engagement is an opportunity to find forgiveness....