Honeymoon at the End of the Journey

with Ron Deal | July 29, 2020

Nearly every newly-wed couple experiences discouragement on their way to happily ever after. In stepfamily couples, the pre-marriage fantasy of marital peace and harmony usually doesn't become reality for five or more years because it takes the family that long to figure out how to be a family. Merging people and cultures takes a while. That's why I like to joke that for stepfamily couples, the honeymoon comes at the end of the journey, not at the beginning. It may be longer but it's worth it.

Nearly every newly-wed couple experiences discouragement on their way to happily ever after. In stepfamily couples, the pre-marriage fantasy of marital peace and harmony usually doesn't become reality for five or more years because it takes the family that long to figure out how to be a family. Merging people and cultures takes a while. That's why I like to joke that for stepfamily couples, the honeymoon comes at the end of the journey, not at the beginning. It may be longer but it's worth it.

Honeymoon at the End of the Journey

With Ron Deal
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July 29, 2020
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Ron: Sometimes, the road to marital happiness is a lot longer than you thought.

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

Ron: Nearly every newly-wed couple experiences some discouragement on their way to happily ever after. In stepfamily couples, the pre-marriage fantasy of marital peace and harmony usually doesn’t become reality for five or more years because it takes the family about that long to figure out how to be a family. Merging people and cultures just takes a while. That’s why I like to joke that for stepfamily couples, the honeymoon comes at the end of the journey, not at the beginning.

Yes, the road to the honeymoon—or maybe I should say “family-moon”—may be longer than you thought, but, boy, is it worth it. 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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