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I just wanted to thank you Ron for having a web site that offers encouragement for stepparenting.  Before getting married and becoming the stepmom to two pre-teen girls, I found your web site and was able to read some very useful and eye-opening information.  I received some great insight as well as a new-found motivation to ensure a healthy, happy home life for my new husband and stepdaughters.  Without the available resource information, I know my first year with my new family would have been a very rocky road.  Instead, I practiced some of the great suggestions and examples from the articles and so far I have had wonderful success.  Thank you again for giving me a place to turn to in order to help myself and my new blended family!

Carrie, from California

The Stepping Forward campaign seeks to strengthen Smart Stepfamilies' ability to train, equip, and encourage blended families in their journey and equip churches to effectively minister to single parents and stepfamilies in their community. When you step forward to contribute, we are able to Step Forward our ministry. 

Please consider making a tax deductible donation to our ministry. Every gift contributes to our effort to build stronger families.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, support our new combined work with FamilyLife (learn about our merger). Send checks to:

FamilyLife (memo "for Blended Family Ministries"), 5800 Ranch Drive, Little Rock, AR 72223. Attention: Shanna Raper (to learn more about online, phone or non-cash gifts visit www.familylife.com and click the Donate button or contact Shanna at 501-228-2413, sraper@familylife.com).

Remember, your gift does not support me personally, just the ministry efforts of Smart Stepfamilies and FamilyLife.  The opportunities to reach stepfamilies and prevent divorce are expanding every day.  Help us faithfully answer the call.

Ron L. Deal, President


May God Bless You!

Ron L. Deal, Founder & President


My name is Tracy.  My husband and I attended your stepfamily conference recently.  I wanted to send you a note to say THANK YOU.  It was a life changing experience.  Through your conference God has opened our eyes and our hearts to so many of the misunderstandings and feelings of frustration we have been having during the course of our three years of marriage.  With five children (ages 7 to 17) there were lots of misunderstandings!  We will continue to seek Gods word in growing our family and our marriage.  Praise God for you and this ministry.

Tracy B., Illinois


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