Ron L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series of books including the bestselling Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages® and Becoming Stepfamily Smart (with Dr. Gary Chapman), The Smart Stepfamily: 7 Steps to a Healthy Family, and Preparing to Blend. Ron is a licensed marriage and family therapist, popular conference speaker, and host of the FamilyLife Blended podcast. He and his wife, Nan, have three sons and live in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn more at FamilyLife.com/blended.
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CONFERENCES: Blended Families (e.g., Building A Successful Stepfamily Conference); Marriage Enrichment (e.g., Couple Check-Up Conference & Empowered to Love); Passionate Sexuality.
Sermons, Workshops, and Seminars: When You Have a Less-than-Perfect Family (family sermon or keynote event); Getting a Handle on Love When Your Love-handles Get You (humorous marriage sermon or keynote); Passionate Sexuality workshop, seminar or retreat; Empowered to Love (Christ’s Humility for Your Marriage). Recalibrated: How Grief Changes Us (sermon/workshop addressing loss and how people can support the grieving; based on the Deal’s loss of their son); Various other topics including professional training in marital and stepfamily therapy are available.