Hiding the Real Me: Ron & Nan Deal
"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.
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Nan DealNan 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,...more
Ron DealRon 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
“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.
Episodes in this Series
How Shame is Killing Your Marriage: Ron and Nan Deal
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.
Kicking Shame to the Curb: Ron & Nan Deal
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.