Ron Deal

Ron is a marriage and family author, conference speaker, and therapist. He is Founder and President of As For Me And My House Ministries, LLC (www.RonDeal.org) and now serves as director of FamilyLife Blended.

Ron is author of The Smart Stepfamily: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family (and DVD series), The Smart Stepmom (coauthored with Laura Petherbridge), The Smart Stepfamily Marriage (coauthored with Dr. David Olson), and The Smart Stepdad.  His latest book is Dating and the Single Parent.  A recognized expert in marriage and blended families, Ron is a member of the Stepfamily Expert Council for the National Stepfamily Resource Center, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor with nearly 25 years experience in local church ministry and family ministry consulting. Ron is also a popular conference speaker and has appeared in dozens of national radio and TV broadcasts both in the US and Canada.

Ron Deal is husband to Nan (since 1986) and proud father of Braden, Connor, and Brennan.

Identity In Blended Families

Identity In Blended Families

Growing up, Dave Bondeson’s father told him, “Remember, you’re a Bondeson and a Christian.” Dave finds it challenging to translate that into a blended family with a stepdaughter whose last name is not Bondeson.

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The Impact of Divorce

Authors Dave and Ann Wilson talk to Ron Deal about the impact divorce can have on a person’s life. The Wilsons share how the divorce impacted Dave’s ability to resolve conflict in a healthy way.

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The Emotional Side of Divorce

Dave and Ann Wilson talk to Ron Deal about the hard realities of his parents’ divorce when he was seven years old. Hear firsthand how divorce impacts a child.

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Seasons of Drifting

A panel of experts answers your questions about forgiveness in marriage. Voddie Baucham, Juli Slattery, DA and Elicia Horton, and Ron Deal address difficult situations with truth from Scripture.

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Frustrations with Intimacy

A panel of experts answers some of your toughest questions about marital intimacy. Voddie Baucham, Juli Slattery, DA and Elicia Horton, and Ron Deal address difficult situations with truth from Scripture.

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Loneliness

Loneliness

There are many people, single AND married, who feel isolated and alone on Valentine’s Day. Director of FamilyLife Blended and licensed counselor Ron Deal talks about healthy ways of coping with loneliness.

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Marriage Reset

Marriage Reset

Ron Deal tackles the delicate topic of sexual intimacy. As Deal explains, to be intimate with someone is to know them at a deep level. But what does a person do with their sexual past, especially as they enter into a new marriage?

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Stepfamilies And Christmas

Stepfamilies and Christmas

If you’re in a stepfamily, the holidays can get complicated pretty fast. Ron Deal offers some perspective, and gives counsel for how to navigate Christmas in a stepfamily.

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How To Blend A Stepfamily

How to Blend a Stepfamily

Ron Deal explains the benefits of “cooking” your stepfamily with a crock pot and not a blender. He stresses the value of being patient as your blended family blends at its own pace.

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Putting Your Spouse In The Front Seat

Putting Your Spouse in the Front Seat

Ron Deal talks about struggles that take place in a blended family between the biological children and the new spouse. While it’s tempting to want to put the children first, Deal cautions against it.

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