All work and no play may make Jack a dull boy, but that’s only the beginning.  It makes Jack and Jill’s marriage pretty dull, too.  Fun, friendship, and romance is likely how your relationship got started.  Be sure to intentionally keep it an active part of your relationship forever. 

Ron L. Deal is president of Smart Stepfamilies™, director of blended family ministries for FamilyLife®, a popular conference speaker on marriage and family matters, and author/coauthor of a series of DVD’s and books for stepfamilies including The Smart Stepfamily, The Remarriage Checkup (with David H. Olson), The Smart Stepmom (with Laura Petherbridge), The Smart Stepdad, and his latest Dating and the Single Parent. Learn more at

Publication date: September 14, 2012