Successful Stepfamilies, a certified Family Wellness instructor, author
Author of Created by therapist, and stepfamily enrichment Specialist
Ron Deal, M.MFT. is the author and presenter of the "Building A Successful Stepfamily" seminar and the author of a forthcoming book for Christian stepfamilies from Bethany House Publishers. He is Family Life Minister for the Southwest Church of Christ and a family therapist with the Better Life Counseling Center, Inc.
Ron is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Family Life Educator, a Certified Family Wellness instructor, and a member of the Stepfamily Association of America's Advisory Council.
Ron's media appearances to address the needs of stepfamilies include radio programs such as "FamilyLife Today" with Dennis Rainey, "Life Talk" with AACC president Dr. Tim Clinton, and the national TV program "Time for Hope." He writes feature family and ministry articles for a number of publications and online magazines.
Ron has spoken at the National Conference on Stepfamilies and both the Utah and Arkansas Governors' conferences on the family. In addition, Ron is featured as a family life specialist on a weekly TV news segment entitled the “Home Builder Series.” He and his wife, Nan, have three boys.