Ron L. Deal is the president of Smart Stepfamilies and director of FamilyLife Blended, a division of FamilyLife, and is one of the most widely read authors on blended families in the country. He is a family therapist and conference speaker specializing in marriage and stepfamily enrichment. Ron’s one-minute radio feature FamilyLife Blended can be heard daily on stations nationwide and online, and his podcast FamilyLife Blended with Ron Deal is available for download.
Ron is author of the Amazon bestselling books The Smart Stepfamily (plus DVD series and Participant Guide), The Smart Stepdad, Dating and the Single Parent, The Smart Stepmom (with Laura Petherbridge), The Smart Stepfamily Marriage (with Dr. David Olson), a one-year devotional for couples Daily Encouragement for the Smart Stepfamily, and The Smart Stepfamily Guide to Financial Planning (with Greg Pettys and David Edwards). In 2020 he will release with New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman their much-anticipated book Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages and Becoming Stepfamily Smart. He is a featured contributor to FamilyLife’s Art of Parenting video curriculum, a member of the Stepfamily Expert Council for the National Stepfamily Resource Center, and a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed professional counselor.
Ron and his wife, Nan, have been married since 1986 and have three boys. Find resources and conference information at RonDeal.org and FamilyLife.com/blended.