Couple Checkup Conference -The Couple Checkup Research Team conducted an analysis of over one hundred thousand couples, just like you, from around the world and discovered the strengths of highly intimate, happy couples.Our research has resulted in two acclaimed hardcover books (The Couple Checkup and the forthcoming The Remarriage Checkup) and now, a live conference event for dating, engaged, married, and remarried couples from author, conference speaker, and research team member Ron L. Deal.But this is not just another marriage conference.Yes, it’s humorous, practical, and rooted in Biblical wisdom, but it’s also personal.Very personal.Learn more...
"Connecting"- A practical one-day workshop that equips healthy and distressed couples with vital skills for communicating effectively and managing conflict. Based on Christian PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) from the University of Denver.
Family & Parenting
"Positive Parenting: Proven Strategies for Raising Healthy Kids"
- This seminar teaches parents practical discipline techniques that teach children self-discipline, character, and appropriate behavior.
"Christian Family Wellness"
- An interactive family series (or retreat) that teaches survival skills of healthy families. This international program has proven successful in multiple cultures and with various family types (intact, single-parent, and stepfamily). An intergenerational event that brings the entire family together.
"Shaping the Faith of the Next Generation"
- All parents want their children to become faithful and remain faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. But how do parents practically train up a child? This 3-4 hour seminar tells parents what they can do to shape their children’s faith.
Leadership Consultation & Training:
Stepfamily Therapy - half-day or one-day training workshop
Establishing a Church-Based Counseling Center
Family Life Ministry & the Church
Ron is a national trainer of the Prepare/Enrich Couple Relationship Profile - for pastoral and professional use in premarital and marital counseling.
The following popular sermons and class topics are also available for worship assemblies and special classes.
SERMONS or WORKSHOPS
"Getting a Handle on Love When Your Love Handles Get You" –
A fun, whimsical look at marriage over the long term. This sermon or class reminds us to "do the things you did at first" as we seek to give our mates the very best of ourselves. Ron's most requested presentation. To watch a video sample of this presentation click here (6 minutes).
"When You Have a Less-than-Perfect Family"– We all want to look perfect, especially at church. But the inside story that we all know to be true is that we aren't. Families of the Bible weren't perfect either. What can we learn from their messed-up experiences and how does God respond to less-than-perfect people? A fun, grace-filled message that speaks to all of us.
"A Biblical Prescription for Transformation" – Becoming more Christ-like is a challenge for all of us. This lesson looks at what God, the greatest psychologist ever, says to do in order to mature in Christ.
"Before we attended the Building a Successful Stepfamily conference Jared and I had an idea of the best way to "blend" him into our family. We came to the seminar with a time table of how quickly our family should become a family. Your seminar has taken the pressure, stress, and anxiety off of us. There are no words to express the gratitude my fiancé and I have for you and your ministry...Thank you for everything!"
Melissa & Jared (Georgia)
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