Ron Deal

Ron 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 of books including the bestselling Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages® and Becoming Stepfamily Smart (with Dr. Gary Chapman), The Smart Stepfamily: 7 Steps to a Healthy Family, and Preparing to Blend. Ron is a licensed marriage and family therapist, popular conference speaker, and host of the FamilyLife Blended podcast. He and his wife, Nan, have three sons and live in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn more at

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Why would a parent put their child to death? View Show Notes →
Ron, we get married in a couple of months…and now my son gets angry? View Show Notes →
Can every home be a godly home? View Show Notes →
No one likes to get caught in someone else's conflict. View Show Notes →
Are you an owner of your house or just a houseguest? View Show Notes →
Look at your life through someone else's eyes. View Show Notes →
Today, I'm stepping into controversy and some of you are going to be irritated. View Show Notes →
Everyone likes a warm smile. But what about a cold shoulder. View Show Notes →
When God repeats himself—pay attention! View Show Notes →
Parents need to be reminded: Kids don't think like us. View Show Notes →
The best way to love others is to be caught up in a love relationship with God. View Show Notes →
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. View Show Notes →
My audience is getting more gray. View Show Notes →
Prayer reveals your heart to those around you. View Show Notes →
Today, I'm on my soapbox. View Show Notes →
So, what's the moral of that story? View Show Notes →
When it comes to insurance, which beneficiary do you want to be—primary or secondary? View Show Notes →
Never get caught in a forest fire. View Show Notes →
Stories make faith come alive. View Show Notes →
What, you mean we can eat ham and turkey at Thanksgiving? View Show Notes →