Featured Speaker

Ron Deal

Ron L. Deal is founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, Director of FamilyLife Blended™ at FamilyLife®, and is the author/coauthor of the books The Smart Stepfamily, The Smart Stepdad, The Smart Stepmom, Dating and the Single Parent, and The Smart Stepfamily Marriage. Ron is one of the most widely read authors on stepfamily living in the country and his one-minute radio feature FamilyLife Blended can be heard daily on stations nationwide and online. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist who frequently appears in the national media, including FamilyLife Today and Focus on the Family, and he conducts marriage and family seminars around the country. Ron and his wife, Nan, have been married since 1986 and have three boys.

Advance Notice
Ideally please submit speaker requests at least six months in advance of the event date, but feel free to submit “short-notice” requests as well.

Negotiable and outlined in the agreement to be reviewed by the host/person making the request.

Speaker Topics
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.

Building a Successful Stepfamily Conference PROMO

Ron Deal on Instilling Faith in Your Home D6 Video

Ron Deal speaks to ministry leaders at the Marriage Ministry Conference at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, TX – April 2015