Authors Ron Deal and Laura Petherbridge offer new stepmoms practical advice on how to survive and thrive in a blended family. (Part 1 of 2)
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Laura PetherbridgeView Bio
Laura Petherbridge is a teacher on divorce recovery at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Fla. She is featured on the DivorceCare video series which is used by more than 12,000 churches worldwide. Laura is also a speaker and the author of two books, When "I Do" Becomes "I Don't" and The Smart Stepmom (co-written with Ron Deal). Laura has been a stepmom for nearly 25 years. She and her husband, Steve, reside in Lady Lake, Fla.
Ron DealView Bio
Ron Deal is the founder of Smart Stepfamilies and director of FamilyLife Blended for FamilyLife. He is also a licensed marriage and family therapist, a popular conference speaker, and author. Ron and his wife Nan reside in Little Rock, Ark., and are the parents of three sons.