57: The Smart Stepdad
How do you know if you're ready to be a stepdad? Ron Deal talks with Bob Lepine and Dennis Rainey and gives insight into this important role. He encourages men to step out in faith and rely on God's wisdom for a role that can be daunting, but rewarding.
Most Recent EpisodesHow do you know if you're ready to be a stepdad? Ron Deal talks with Bob Lepine and Dennis Rainey and gives insight into this important role. He encourages men to step out in faith and rely on God's wisdom for a role that can be daunting, but rewarding.Adult stepfamilies—when children are adults from the beginning—experience as many transitions as those with young kids. Listen to Ron Deal's conversation with Terry Moss & his family on how they worked through the adjustments in their adult stepfamily.What does it mean to be a smart stepmom? Laura Petherbridge anwers that question as she speaks with Dennis Rainey and Ron Deal on how to navigate a role that can be confusing and frustrating with how to feel empowered and encouraged instead.Marriage gets complicated when couples must manage a stepfamily maze with multiple lives aroud them. Ron Deal talks with Dave & Ann Wilson about how to navigate those struggles by sharing life with other stepfamilies and leaning on God for help.If self-control is a fruit of the Spirit, how do we allow the Spirit to cultivate that fruit in us? Pastor Rob Bugh answers that question and speaks with Ron Deal on how his lack of self-control contributed to much heartache in his blended family.Blended and Blessed is a one-of-a-kind event for stepfamily couples with valuable teaching by respected experts. Get a glimpse of the upcoming event as you hear fun and informative interviews from previous speakers including Ron Deal and Shaunti Feldhahn.When blended family variables create tough dynamics to parent through, we might consider giving up on those relationships. In this episode, Ron Deal speaks with Jim Ramos about the importance of playing the long game in your stepfamily.How do you help a child or stepchild who feels lost, or angry, or who really fights against the family? In this episode, Ron Deal speaks with Danny Huerta of Focus on the Family about how to parent a troubled child in a stepfamily.