112: Stepmom Help: Pro Tips from Jen & Bill
Do you struggle with 2nd wife syndrome? Are you confused with your role and often feel you can't measure up? Ron Deal speaks with Bill & Jen Rogers on the valuable role stepmoms play and offers encouragement & pro tips for those stuck in the trenches.
Recent FamilyLife Blended® Podcast Episodes
112: Stepmom Help: Pro Tips from Jen & BillDo you struggle with 2nd wife syndrome? Are you confused with your role and often feel you can't measure up? Ron Deal speaks with Bill & Jen Rogers on the valuable role stepmoms play and offers encouragement & pro tips for those stuck in the trenches.00:00 00:00
111: Custody Battles and Court ConversationLitigation creates stress and anxiety for stepfamilies, but there are ways to experience peace in the midst of it. Listen to Ron Deal with Scott & Vanessa Martindale on how to find resolution in custody cases that best meets the needs of your child.00:00 00:00
110: Growing Up Blended: Dr. Darrell BockWhen complicated circumstances show up in blended families, relationship-building slows down. Ron Deal speaks with Dr. Darrell Bock about how the death of his mom, a dad who traveled weekly, & a new stepmom with 3 kids created tension and unease for all.00:00 00:00
109 Who Comes First in a Blended Family?Stepfamilies are fundamentally different than biological families which creates tension & ambiguity. Ron Deal speaks with Dr Patricia Papernow about key principles for healthy relationship building while navigating complex dynamics & competing priorities.00:00 00:00
108: Prioritize Marriage in Your HomeHow can you establish your marital relationship as the foundation for the home when children preceded your union? Ron Deal & Gayla Grace offer practical tips on how to put your spouse in the front seat of your heart while still prioritizing your children.00:00 00:00
FamilyLife Blended® provides timeless wisdom and practical help and hope for blended families and those who love them. Join Ron L. Deal, LMFT, LPC as he and his guests discuss a wide variety of marriage, family, and relationship topics related to blended families.
Meet Our HostRon L. Deal, LMFT, LPC Ron Deal is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife® and President of Smart Stepfamilies™. He is a family ministry consultant and conducts marriage and family seminars around the country; he specializes in marriage education and stepfamily enrichment. He is one of the most widely read authors on stepfamily living in the country. Ron is author of the bestselling books Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages® and Becoming Stepfamily Smart with Dr. Gary Chapman and The Smart Stepfamily: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family (and DVD series). Other books in the Smart Stepfamily Series include The Smart Stepdad, Dating and the Single Parent, The Smart Stepmom (with Laura Petherbridge), The Smart Stepfamily Marriage: Keys to Success in the Blended Family (with Dr. David Olson, which is based on the largest survey of stepcouple strengths ever conducted), a one-year devotional Daily Encouragement for the Smart Stepfamily, and The Smart Stepfamily Guide to Financial Planning (with Greg Pettys and David Edwards). He is a member of the Stepfamily Expert Council for the National Stepfamily Resource Center and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. Ron has extensive experience with the media and is the host of the FamilyLife Blended Podcast. His one-minute radio feature, FamilyLife Blended® Minute, can be heard daily on over 850 stations nationwide and online. In addition, he has appeared on dozens of national and international radio and TV broadcasts including The 700 Club, Fox News, ABC Nightline, WGN-TV News, FamilyLife Today, New Life Live, and Focus on the Family, and his work with stepfamilies has been covered by Today.com, ABC News.com, New York Daily News, Ladies Home Journal, and newspapers/blogs throughout the world. He has written numerous book chapters and articles for magazines including Focus on the Family, FamilyLife, ParentLife, Gospel Today, Christianity Today, and CrossWalk.com. He and his wife, Nan, have been married since 1986 and have three boys. Find resources and conference information at www.familylife.com/blended.