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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.


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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

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.

Malibu, CA - Stepfamily Ministry Workshop - Pepperdine Bible Lectureship
Train the Trainer • April 29, 2014 - May 02, 2014

Join Ron Deal as he presents the essentials of stepfamily ministry in a 1-hour breakout session "A Good Blend: Stepfamilies and the Church" (optional individual coaching sessions following the workshop are available)   |   Part of the annual Pepperdine Bible Lectureship on the beautiful Malibu coast (ave. 5000 attendees), co-sponsored by the Center for the Family, Pepperdine University    |   Find additional information here

 

 

 

Southhaven, MS (Memphis) - Building A Successful Stepfamily
Blended Family Training • May 30, 2014 - May 31, 2014

Host: Colonial Hills Church   |   Contact: Monica Jones at 662-393-2445 or monica.jones@mychc.tv   |   Get information and register online www.mychc.tv/blendedfamily

 

 

 

Bozeman, MT - Building A Successful Stepfamily
Blended Family Training • June 20, 2014 - June 21, 2014

Host: Journey Church  |  Contact: David & Elizabeth Hogenson at 406-578-2347 or dlhogenson@gmail.com   |   For more information and to register visit: http://journeyweb.net/smart-step-families/    


Begins on Friday with a special Ministers Workshop, 3-4:30 pm. Call host for details. 

 

 



San Diego, CA - Stepfamily Therapy Training
Train the Trainer • July 17, 2014 - July 19, 2014

"Divorce, Remarriage, & Blended Families" - 12 hours of professional training in divorce recovery and stepfamily therapy for counselors, psychologists, marriage & family therapists, and other mental health providers with Ron Deal & Dr. Tom Whiteman.     |    Part of the American Association of Christian Counselors International Marriage & Family Summit    |    Click here for details and registration

 

 

 


Bronx (NY City), NY - Building A Successful Stepfamily
Blended Family Training • July 26, 2014

Host: Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene   |   Contact: Collette Brown at 914-263-4266 or doncollb@hotmail.com    |   NOTE: this is a one-day event (9-5pm). Get information and register online www.bronxbethany.net
 





Chicago, IL - "I Still Do"
For Dating, First Marriage, & Stepfamily Couples • August 02, 2014

Join thousands of couples at this special one-day enrichment event hosted by FamilyLife   |   Includes a special presentation for blended family couples by Ron Deal   |   Learn more  



Portland, OR - "I Still Do"
For Dating, First Marriage, & Stepfamily Couples • August 23, 2014

Join thousands of couples at this special one-day enrichment event hosted by FamilyLife   |   Includes a special presentation for blended family couples by Ron Deal   |   Learn more  



Little Rock, AR - Building A Successful Stepfamily CLASS SERIES
Blended Family Training • September 10, 2014 - October 22, 2014
Special 6-week class series of Building A Successful Stepfamily, Wednesday nights Sept 10-Oct 22, 7:00-8:00 pm (we will skip Wed, Oct 1st)

Host: Central Church of Christ   |   Contact: Wade Poe at 501-374-2039 or wade@arcentralchurch.org
   |   Get information online www.arcentralchurch.org

Plus, Ron Deal will be speaking at Central on Sunday August 17th.
Adult Bible Class: "Getting a Handle on Love When Your Love-handles Get You" -- a fun, whimsical look at marriage
Sermon: "When You Have a Less-than-Perfect Family"




Asheville, NC - Sisterhood of Stepmoms Retreat
Blended Family Training • September 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014
Find community. Be encouraged. Get refreshed with this retreat designed just for stepmothers by our friends at the Sisterhood of Stepmoms   |   Featuring: Laura Petherbridge, Heather Hetchler, Gayla Grace, & Amy Urbach   |   Learn more and register here: sisterhoodofstepmoms.com 


"The Sisterhood of Stepmoms retreat is a gift to any stepmother. No matter where you are in the journey, I highly recommend this event."
-- Ron L. Deal, President, Smart Stepfamilies
bestselling author, The Smart Stepfamily 




Otisville, MI - Building A Successful Stepfamily
Blended Family Training • September 26, 2014 - September 27, 2014

Host: Richfield Church of the Nazarene  |  Contact: Sherry Fitch at (248) 802-3127 or divorcecarefitch@comcast.net   |   For more information: www.richfieldnaz.com

 

 

 

 

Washington, DC - Blended & Blessed Summit on Stepfamily Ministry & "I Still Do"
Train the Trainer • October 03, 2014 - October 04, 2014

On Friday, Oct 3rd attend Blended & Blessed, the second annual national summit on stepfamily ministry. Hosted by FamilyLife Blended, this one-day event will equip ministry leaders for the work of preventing redivorce and breaking the generational cycle of divorce.   |   Summit location to be determined. Come to the Summit and stay for "I Still Do"   |   Find details here


"I Still Do" will take place on Saturday, Oct 4th at the Verizon Center. Join thousands of couples at this special one-day enrichment event hosted by FamilyLife   |   Includes a special presentation for blended family couples by Ron Deal   |   Learn more  



New Providence, NJ (New York City metro area) - Couple Checkup Conference
For Dating, First Marriage, & Stepfamily Couples • October 17, 2014 - October 18, 2014

Host: The Presbyterian Church at New Providence  |  Contact: Ian Rankine at revrank@gmail.com  |  Learn more about this event here: www.CoupleCheckupConference.com

 

 

Flower Mound (Dallas/Fort Worth), TX - Couple Checkup Conference
For Dating, First Marriage, & Stepfamily Couples • November 07, 2014 - November 08, 2014

Host: RockPointe Church  |  Find contact info and learn more about this event here: www.CoupleCheckupConference.com  



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



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




 

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