Nan Deal

Nan Deal is the co-founder of Connor's Song, a non-profit organization that she and her husband founded in honor of their son Connor Lee Deal who died at the age of 12 in 2009. In cooperation with the Touch A Life Foundation, Connor's Song run Connor Creative Art Center in Ghana, West Africa, a facility that provides hope and healing through art therapy for almost 100 trafficked children rescued from the fishing industry in Ghana. Nan, a school teacher, and her husband, Ron, live in Little Rock, AR and have three sons: Braden, Brennan, and Connor, forever 12. Ron Deal is a marriage and family author, conference speaker, and therapist. He is also director of FamilyLife Blended.

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How do you keep romance alive when it fizzles? Ron & Nan Deal, Juli Slattery, and Michael R. Sytsma, PhD have answers. Rediscover how to bring that love back! View Show Notes →
Have you ever gotten to such a dark place that you doubted that even God would take you back.. View Show Notes →
Could shame be killing your marriage? Counselor Ron Deal and his wife Nan know shame can keep you from being intimate and vulnerable. Time to fight back. View Show Notes →
"I feel like I'm always holding back the real me." Counselor Ron Deal knows shame can keep us fake, isolated, and voiceless. He also knows the way out. View Show Notes →
Shame: It can gut you like a fish. Counselor Ron Deal chats about shame, his own story, and why giving shame the boot is non-negotiable. View Show Notes →
On FamilyLife Today, Dave and Ann Wilson host Ron & Nan Deal, who continue their marriage's raw story through addiction recovery and its pain and anger. The good news? Hope gets the last word. View Show Notes →
On FamilyLife Today, Dave and Ann Wilson host Ron & Nan Deal, who began their marriage with issues that spiraled after the loss of their 12-year-old. Hear their story of grief, addiction, & the road to hope. View Show Notes →
On FamilyLife Today, Dave and Ann Wilson host Ron & Nan Deal, who have led FamilyLife Blended for over a decade, but their story's far from flawless. Like all of us, they carried baggage into marriage. View Show Notes →
Facing the loss of a loved one can leave life feeling so empty and gray. Ron and Nan Deal, along with Brad and Jill Sullivan, give listeners the hope that the color WILL return! View Show Notes →
The loss of a child can leave many parents feeling there's nowhere to turn. Ron and Nan Deal, along with Brad and Jill Sullivan, share about the While We're Waiting retreats, which minister to parents right where they are on their grief journey. View Show Notes →
Hear the stories of two children, Hannah Sullivan and Connor Deal, who both lost their lives to illness. Their parents, Brad and Jill Sullivan and Ron and Nan Deal, share the stories of their precious children and the hope they have in the Lord of seeing them again. View Show Notes →
Parents are making some difficult decisions regarding school this fall. As a teacher, Nan Deal offers suggestions for forming a cooperation between teachers and parents to make sure children are learning. View Show Notes →
As a teacher, school administrator, or parent/stepparent, what can you do to make school-home relationships thrive? Ron Deal conducts a panel discussion with a school prinicpal, counselor, and teacher, along with Gayla Grace, on this important subject. View Show Notes →
It's a devastating loss when a loved one dies, especially when it is unexpected. Al Hsu talks about the complex grief he experienced when his father took his own life. Ron and Nan Deal talk about the sudden loss of their son, Connor. View Show Notes →
Ron and Nan Deal lost their 12-year-old son Connor in 2009. The Deals discuss how they regained their footing, especially in their marriage, after experiencing such a tragic loss. View Show Notes →
Ron and Nan Deal share how losing their middle son, Connor, in 2009 at the age of 12 still has them reeling. The Deals share what has helped them, and hurt them, as they've grieved the loss of their son. View Show Notes →
Ron and Nan Deal walk us through the events in 2009 that took the life of their 12-year old son, Connor. The Deals tells how their family got through this tremendous loss. View Show Notes →