Good News for Stepcouples

with Ron Deal | July 27, 2020

For many years I misreported and said the divorce rate for second marriages was 60 percent and 73 percent for third marriages. My numbers were based on a census report but thankfully my friend, Shaunti Feldhahn, discovered in doing research for her book, The Good News About Marriage, that the data was misreported by an official. The mistake was reported around the world. We now know that we overestimated the blended family divorce rate by 10-30 percent. Hey, my mistake is good news for you.

For many years I misreported and said the divorce rate for second marriages was 60 percent and 73 percent for third marriages. My numbers were based on a census report but thankfully my friend, Shaunti Feldhahn, discovered in doing research for her book, The Good News About Marriage, that the data was misreported by an official. The mistake was reported around the world. We now know that we overestimated the blended family divorce rate by 10-30 percent. Hey, my mistake is good news for you.

Good News for Stepcouples

With Ron Deal
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July 27, 2020
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Ron: Well folks, it’s time for a confession. I got it wrong.

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: Yes, for many years I misreported and said the divorce rate for second marriages was 60 percent and 73 percent for third marriages. I even published that in one of my books.

My numbers were based on a census report but thankfully my friend, Shaunti Feldhahn, discovered in doing research for her book, The Good News About Marriage, that the data was misreported by an official. The mistake was picked up by me and others and reported around the world. We now know that we overestimated the blended family divorce rate by 10-30 percent. Hey, my mistake is good news for you. Be optimistic about your future. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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In this 60 second short feature, Ron Deal delivers a daily word of encouragement for those in stepfamilies and those who know them—which is a whole lot of us today. A relevant, real-world outlook with a biblical perspective.

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