010 | Ron Deal: Blended Families
Join us for a conversation with Ron Deal on Blended Families!
Ron Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on stepfamilies in the country. He is founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, Director of FamilyLife Blended® (a division of FamilyLife®), and the author of more than a dozen books and resources including the bestselling books Building Love Together in Blended Families (co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman), The Smart Stepfamily, and his latest book for engaged couples and premarital counselors Preparing to Blend. His video series The Smart Stepfamily is the most widely viewed curriculum of its kind. Ron is a licensed marriage and family therapist, popular conference speaker, and host of the podcast FamilyLife Blended. He has appeared in dozens of national broadcasts and podcasts including FamilyLife Today, Focus on the Family, New Life Live, Family Talk, CNBC, Fox News, and ABC, and his work has been referenced by the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Institute for Family Studies, Good Morning America.com, Today.com, USA Today, Yahoo! Lifestyle, Newsweek.com, and U.S. News and World Report. He is an invited Fellow of the Townsend Institute for Counseling and Leadership and a member of the Stepfamily Expert Council for the National Stepfamily Resource Center, and is a featured contributor to Loveology.org, DivorceCare®, GriefShare®, Single and Parenting™, One Heart Two Homes, and FamilyLife’s Art of Parenting™ video curriculum. Ron's blended family principles and ministry strategies have been adopted, utilized, or referenced by leading marriage and family ministries including FamilyLife®, Focus on the Family®, New Life Ministries®, HomeWord®, American Association of Christian Counselors, SYMBIS, and Prepare-Enrich. He and his wife, Nan, have three sons and live in Little Rock, Arkansas. Find virtual training, conference information, and resources at smartstepfamilies.com
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