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Ron L. Deal

Behind Enemy Lines

October 12, 2020

Can you imagine being caught behind enemy lines?

On social media I suggested that children who live between homes are like people who hold citizenship in two countries. They belong in each and want peace. In response one follower posted: “If parents only knew how much that would change their child’s life. I’m 43 years old and my parents have been divorced for 37 of them, yet I still feel like I’m behind enemy lines when I visit or speak about the other parent.” Parents and stepparents--forgive and negotiate peaceful relations for everyone.

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About Ron L. Deal

Ron L. Deal is the Director of blended family ministries at FamilyLife®, and is the author/coauthor of the books The Smart StepfamilyThe Smart Stepdad, The Smart Stepmom, Dating and the Single Parent, and The Remarriage Checkup. Ron voices the FamilyLife Blended short feature and is one of the most widely read authors on stepfamily living in the country. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist who frequently appears in the national media, including FamilyLife Today® and Focus on the Family, and he conducts marriage and family seminars around the countryRon and his wife, Nan, have been married since 1986 and have three boys.

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