FamilyLife Blended®

Ron L. Deal

Listen With the Intent to Understand (day 2 of 5)

October 22, 2019

We all know that high cholesterol is bad for you, right? Well, here is another tip for reducing the cholesterol in your marital heart. Be a really good listener.

Listening is one of the most important and, honestly, one of the most difficult skills of marriage. It's hard to listen beneath your spouse’s words to how they feel and what the statement really means to them. All while not making assumptions or listening through a filter of what it means to you. Good listeners work really hard at understanding their spouse. Do you want a healthy blended marriage? Listening will help you love large with your whole heart, cholesterol free.

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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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