Programs

Dec
05

Rules Without Relationshipwith Ron Deal

Well, the old adage is true: Rules without relationship leads to rebellion. ...

Dec
04

Holiday Flexibilitywith Ron Deal

Co-Parents: If you really want to bless your children, here's a quality to strive for....

Dec
03

The Dance of Wantwith Ron Deal

Are you dancing the dance of want?...

Dec
02

Holding Them Hostagewith Ron Deal

Mom...Dad...are you holding your kids hostage?...

Nov
29

Just Not Home Anymorewith Ron Deal

I don't know. It just doesn't feel like home anymore....

Nov
28

Thankfulness Produces Gratitud...with Ron Deal

Thanksgiving! No, I mean, thanks for giving....

Nov
27

Announcing an Engagementwith Ron Deal

Hey Ron, what's the best way to tell my kids I'm getting married?...

Nov
26

Talking Blended: What Do I Cal...with Ron Deal

You know, sometimes members of a stepfamily are confused about what to call each other....

Nov
25

Ears to Hearwith Ron Deal

The Bible says, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear." What? Speak up! I can't hear you!...

Nov
22

My Husband Won't Engage My Dau...with Ron Deal

Yeah, kids are sometimes hesitant to warm up to their stepparent. But what do you do when it's the s...

Nov
21

Avoiding Worry (Proverbs 12)with Ron Deal

Have you ever noticed that worry can spoil an otherwise happy day?...

Nov
20

Stop Runningwith Ron Deal

You know that scene in Forrest Gump when he runs back and forth across the country for three years? ...

Nov
19

Daddy-Daughter Dancewith Ron Deal

Well, he didn't get to walk his daughter down the aisle, but he did get the daddy-daughter dance....

Nov
18

Talking Blendedwith Ron Deal

So, what do you call a stepfamily?...

Nov
15

Faith Shaping: Think Out Loudwith Ron Deal

One way to develop faith in your children is to think out loud. ...

Nov
14

Managing Yourselfwith Ron Deal

Good parenting is in part about managing your children. But often more about managing yourself. ...

Nov
13
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The Cowardly Co-Parent (Prover...with Ron Deal

Parents are lying to their kids...for personal gain. And, it's got to stop....

Nov
12

Big Payoffwith Ron Deal

A stepmom, Linda, sent me an e-mail. I could see her smile in her words....

Nov
11

Veteran's Day--Thank Youwith Ron Deal

Thank you for your service....

Nov
08

Staying Closewith Ron Deal

If you want to feel close in your marriage, do things that make you close. ...

Nov
07

Tell the Truth (Proverbs 12)with Ron Deal

I'm not sure you want to do this, but if you want to push a friend or family member away, just lie t...

Nov
06

A Big Hug!with Ron Deal

Parenting over the long haul is tough. Stepparenting is really tough....

Nov
05

Trying to Be Supportivewith Ron Deal

Ron, I'm an adult and my mom is dating a guy and I'm having a rough time with it....

Nov
04

What's Your Role?with Ron Deal

Parents, what's your role when it comes to your kids and the other parent?...

Nov
01

Forgiving an Enemywith Ron Deal

Okay, let's face it some people are just easier to forgive than others. ...

Oct
31

The Parental Unity Rules Part ...with Ron Deal

How do you maintain parental unity when you disagree?...

Oct
30

The Parental Unity Rules Part ...with Ron Deal

Parents really must work together. So, here's another tip for maintaining your parental unity. ...

Oct
29

The Parental Unity Rules Part ...with Ron Deal

Now here's another no-brainer about blended families: adding a stepparent to the parenting team is b...

Oct
28

The Parental Unity Rules Part ...with Ron Deal

Your strength in parenting comes in part from your unity as a team....

Oct
25

Adapt as Needed (Day 5 of 5)

Fighting barriers in your marriage? Well, here's another tip for reducing the cholesterol in your ma...