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#114: Building Healthy Stepfamilies – Part 2 (with guest Ron Deal)

Being a stepparent is a wonderful blessing, but it comes with its fair share of challenges. Blending families, with or without children involved, is hard because you have to get to know a new normal, but you also don’t want to overstep appropriate boundaries that involves loving and discipling any children involved. Often you’re left wondering how you can ever become the step-parent you wanted to be when you said “I do!” These hurdles aren’t impossible to jump, but they do take a good bit of wisdom and discernment. That’s where bestselling author, licensed marriage & family therapist, podcaster, and popular conference speaker, Ron Deal, can bring a good bit of help to a seemingly unwinnable situation. Dr. Meg shares the second part of a 2-part conversation with Ron, and they have a great talk about being a smarter stepparent in a blended family. Ron has a new book called Building Love Together in Blended Families: The Five Love Languages and Becoming Stepfamily Smart. This book will give you incredible insight into how to show and receive love in your new family. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

WELCOME

Dr. Meg starts this episode by again introducing her special guest, Ron Deal and the second part of their conversation regarding becoming “stepfamily smart”. She also teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.

 

A CONVERSATION WITH RON DEAL (PART 1)

In today’s episode Dr. Meeker finishes her conversation from last episode with Ron Deal about how to navigate the challenging transition into a stepfamily.

 

BREAK

 

A CONVERSATION WITH RON DEAL (PART 2)

In today’s episode Dr. Meeker finishes her conversation from last episode with Ron Deal about how to navigate the challenging transition into a stepfamily.

 

POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about navigating the journey into a stepfamily.

 

PARENT PEP RALLY

 

FROM THE PRODUCER

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