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.

Refreshment For Stepmoms

Refreshment for Stepmoms

Stepmoms bear a unique burden, and they often neglect their own care. Melanie Anthony offers hope for balance in the midst of the burden.

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Suffering in Silence

Ron Deal and Michelle Hill talk about the grieving process and how to care for yourself and others you know who may be grieving. We’ll also hear from Matthew Arbo and Abigail Dodds on FamilyLife This Week.

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Alienation From Children, Post Divorce

Alienation From Children, Post Divorce

Rodney and Lisa Webb share their difficult blended journey, as counselor and therapist Helen Wheeler and blended family expert Ron Deal speak wisdom.

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Divorce Care For Kids

Divorce Care for Kids

Parenting is difficult, but when you add divorce, the challenge multiplies. Navigating even the most routine parental responsibilities can become difficult. Linda Ranson Jacobs talks to Ron Deal, offering help and hope to parents who may be struggling.

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Stepdad Challenges

Stepdad Challenges

Ronnie Tyler may have been in love with her husband, Lamar, but she wasn’t that interested in his help with raising her two children. Ron Deal explores the complex nuances of blended relationships.

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Eternity Is Now In Session

Eternity Is Now in Session

Pastor and theologian John Ortberg talks with Ron Deal, providing a fresh perspective on the nature of eternity and our own connection to an eternal Creator.

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The Good News About Marriage

The Good News About Marriage

In this encouraging exploration of the real state of marriage, researcher and author Shaunti Feldhahn teams up with Ron Deal for a deep look at the facts behind the statistics.

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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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Growing Up Blended 1

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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