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Conferences, Events, & Cruises with Ron L. Deal

 


98% said "Yes!" At a recent event when asked if the presentation was helpful to their stepfamily hundreds of attendees said "Yes!"

Attend or host Ron's humorous and practical events for couples. 

  • Build strength and intimacy in your home
  • Increase your understanding of the special challenges of blended families
  • Develop a game-plan for successful living with these "laugh and learn" events

 

"Ron, I wanted to say thank you for blessing us this past weekend. Besides being one of the best public speakers we've ever heard, we were truly blessed by your testimony... God Bless you!"
--Maria W.


Presented by bestselling author & conference speaker Ron L. Deal, Founder & President, Smart Stepfamilies and Director, FamilyLife Blended

View conference endorsements from Dr. Gary Chapman, Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott, Dr. Kevin Leman, and more here



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Conference Registration & Schedule:

For registration information, email or phone the contact person listed for each event. Registration is handled by the conference host, not Smart Stepfamilies.

All seminars follow the same time schedule unless specified otherwise.
Click here for the Building A Successful Stepfamily conference time schedule.

Ministry training events are also listed.

Click here for Stepmom events with Laura Petherbridge

Click here for more Couple Checkup Conference information

 

 

Here are just some of the cities that have been inspired by the Building A Successful Stepfamily conference.

  • Houston
  • New York City
  • Chicago
  • Oklahoma City
  • Sacramento
  • Los Angeles
  • Albuquerque
  • Atlanta
  • Fresno
  • Bakersfield
  • Des Moines
  • Minneapolis
  • Memphis
  • Baton Rouge
  • Phoenix
  • Lubbock
  • Salt Lake City
  • Portland
  • Boise
  • Birmingham
  • Nashville
  • Little Rock
  • Charlotte... and many more

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All presentations are by Ron Deal unless noted otherwise. These are not FamilyLife sponsored events unless indicated. Contact the conference host for registration information and cost.


Music by Braden Deal


"While Ron's books are very good, he is even better in person!"
-- conference attendee


Love Like You Mean It Marriage Cruise - New Orleans, Cozumel, Progresso Mexico
For Dating, First Marriage, & Stepfamily Couples • February 13, 2017 - February 18, 2017

Join Ron for the 2017 Love Like You Mean It Cruise!



Hosted by FamilyLife, this 6 day, 5 night romantic voyage is a destination event you won't want to miss!


Special artists and speakers include Dennis & Barbara Rainey, Ron Deal, Janice Gaines, comedian Michael Jr., Jeremy Camp, H.B. Charles, Love and the Outcome, Paul David Tripp, Justin Unger, Maze, Charlotte Ritchie, David Phelps, Kevin DeYoung, Bob Lepine, Acts of Renewal, and more...   |   Come spend Valentine's on the cruise of a lifetime!


Learn more here... 








Bakersfield, CA - Couple Checkup Conference
For Dating, First Marriage, & Stepfamily Couples • March 31, 2017 - April 01, 2017
Host: Riverlakes Community Church   |   Get contact information and learn more about this unique marriage enrichment event with Ron Deal here






Internet Livestream (live from Little Rock, accessible world wide) - Blended & Blessed
Blended Family Training • April 29, 2017

A FREE global event!


Hosted by FamilyLife Blended, this one-day enrichment event for stepfamily couples, single parents, and those that care for them is available on your computer or mobile device...for FREE!


Join Ron Deal, comedians, worship leaders, and other national speakers as they offer inspiring and practical messages to help you thrive in your blended family journey.


Register and learn more here


Learn more and register here... 


Columbus, NE - Couple Checkup Conference
For Dating, First Marriage, & Stepfamily Couples • July 21, 2017 - July 22, 2017
Host: 1C Church   |   Get contact information and learn more about this unique marriage enrichment event with Ron Deal here





Yorktown, VA - Building A Successful Stepfamily
Blended Family Training • September 22, 2017 - September 23, 2017
Host: Northside Christian Church   |   Contact: Larry Lamb at 757-595-5890 or larrylnorthsidecc.org     |   Get information about Northside  here 







Nashville, TN - Stepfamily Therapy Training
Train the Trainer • September 27, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Professional training in stepfamily therapy for counselors, psychologists, marriage & family therapists, and other mental health providers with Ron Deal. Includes a 3-hour pre-conference workshop and a conference breakout    |    Part of the American Association of Christian Counselors World Conference, Nashville, TN  

Click here for information and registration 





Nashville, TN - National Event: "The Summit on Stepfamily Ministry"
Train the Trainer • October 26, 2017 - October 27, 2017
On Thursday and Friday Oct 26-27, 2017 join Ron Deal and hundreds of stepfamily ministry leaders from around the country for the fifth annual Summit on Stepfamily Ministry.

Sponsored by FamilyLife Blended, this years event will equip ministry leaders for the work of preventing redivorce and breaking the generational cycle of divorce.  For children, student, and family pastors, and "beginner" or seasoned stepfamily ministry leaders.

Summit Location:
Fellowship Bible Church, Brentwood, TN   |   Register and find details here  

Register and learn more here



Westerville, OH - Building A Successful Stepfamily
Blended Family Training • November 03, 2017 - November 04, 2017
Host: Church of the Messiah United Methodist   |   Contact: Kathy Currier at 614-882-2167 or kcurrier@messiahumc.net     |   Get information about Church of the Messiah  here 








Rome, Ga (near Atlanta) - A Special Getaway Destination Event - Building A Successful Stepfamily
Blended Family Training • December 01, 2017 - December 03, 2017
Host: WinShape Marriage Retreat   |  Join Ron at this unique 2.5 day retreat event at the beautiful WinShape Retreat center. Experience, worship, grow, and relax in a quiet destination setting  |  Registration information: WinShape Retreat  








Bentonville, AR & Big Cedar Lodge - Couple Checkup Conference
For Dating, First Marriage, & Stepfamily Couples • February 02, 2018 - February 04, 2018
Host: Grace Point Church   |  Event Location: Big Cedar Lodge  |     Get contact information and learn more about this unique marriage enrichment event with Ron Deal here






 




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