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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.

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Presented by bestselling author & conference speaker Ron L. Deal

Founder & President, Smart Stepfamilies
Director, FamilyLife Blended

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

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

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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. Click here to host a conference.

Love Like You Mean It Marriage Cruise - Miami, Key West, Cozumel
For Dating, First Marriage, & Stepfamily Couples • February 09, 2015 - February 13, 2015

Hosted by FamilyLife   |   Special guests include Kirk & Chelsea Cameron, Dennis Rainey, Andrew Peterson, Voddie Baucham, Michael Jr., and more... plus breakout sessions for blended family couples by Ron Deal   |   Learn more... 

What people are saying...

"We celebrated our tenth anniversary by taking part in the 2014 Love Like You Mean It Cruise! Words cannot fully express how wonderful and romantic the experience was for us. We have both been through divorce previously and have been through some ups and downs in our marriage but the commitment to the marriage covenant is what has kept us together...Opportunities like the Love Like You Mean It Cruise and programs like FamilyLife Today make a difference. We thoroughly enjoyed the sessions each day on the cruise with phenomenal speakers! Ron Deal's 4 Pillars of Stepparent Success was especially good for us. The concerts we attended and comedy and "Moms' Night Out" Movie Premiere were all so much a blessing and entertaining! The dining was exceptionally good. Grand Turk Island was beautiful. We will not wait another ten years to do this again!"

--Carol Rasmussen - Montana

Langley (Vancouver), BC (Canada) - Building A Successful Stepfamily
Blended Family Training • March 06, 2015 - March 07, 2015
Host: FamilyLife Canada - Location: Power to Change Bldg, 20385 64 Ave., Langley, BC V2Y 1N5   |   Contact: Mindy Black at 604-514-2135, events@familylifecanada.com    |   Information and online registration available here

Dallas, TX - Stepfamily Ministry Training
Train the Trainer • April 21, 2015 - April 23, 2015
Practical training in stepfamily ministry for pastors, lay couples, marriage mentors, etc., with Ron Deal. Includes a 3-hour pre-conference workshop and a conference breakout    |    Part of the National Marriage Conference put on by the marriage ministry of Watermark Community Church    |    Conference info and registration: National Marriage Conference 

Jacksonville, IL (near Springfield) -- Building A Successful Stepfamily
Blended Family Training • April 24, 2015 - April 25, 2015
Host: First Christian Church   |   Contact: Susan Green at 217-370-7852 or jsbcmr60@yahoo.com     |   Get information here www.fccjacksonville.org 

Rome, Ga (near Atlanta) - A Special Getaway Destination Event - Building A Successful Stepfamily
Blended Family Training • May 01, 2015 - May 03, 2015

Host: WinShape Marriage Retreat   |  Join Ron at this unique 2.5 day retreat event at the beautiful WinShape Retreat center. Experience, worship, grow.  |  Registration information: WinShape Retreat






Spring (Houston), TX - Building A Successful Stepfamily
Blended Family Training • May 30, 2015
Host: North Central Church   |   Contact: Adam Sanchez at 832-444-5262 or asanchez_1127@yahoo.com    |   NOTE: this is a one-day event (9-5pm). Get information and register online www.ncentral.org

Poplar Bluff, MO - Building A Successful Stepfamily
Blended Family Training • August 07, 2015 - August 08, 2015
Host: Fellowship General Baptist Church   |   Contact: Byron Beck at 573-785-6981 or beckbyron@gmail.com    |   Visit their website 

Kokomo, IN (near Indianapolis) -- Building A Successful Stepfamily
Blended Family Training • September 11, 2015 - September 12, 2015
Host: New Life Church   |   Contact: Christy Winter at 765-473-5962 or winter_christy@comcast.net    |   Get information about New Life Church here 

Nashville, TN - Stepfamily Therapy Training
Train the Trainer • September 23, 2015 - September 26, 2015
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


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