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Blended families face unique challenges.

What if your biological child doesn’t get along with your new spouse?

What if step-siblings won’t even speak to each other?

What if your step-kids avoid you?

Bestselling author and marriage and family therapist Ron Deal specializes in stepfamily education and is here to help.  Along with my friend Dr. Gary Chapman, he has written a new book called Building Love Together in Blended Families.  On this podcast, you’ll learn:


-Why rushing relationships can be harmful

-How to handle rejection from a step child

-How to create a climate of connection between step-siblings

-How to incorporate new grandparents in the mix

Ron Deal is President of Smart Stepfamilies and Director of FamilyLifeBlended for Family Life.  He and his wife Nan have three children.  He is the author of several books including The Smart Stepfamily, The Smart Stepdad, and Dating and the Single Parent.   about Ron’s newest book, written with Dr. Gary Chapman, Building Love Together in Blended Families.





Arlene Pellicane

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