Founder and President of Smart Stepfamilies, Ron L. Deal, has extensive experience with the media. He has appeared on dozens of national radio and TV broadcasts in the US, Canada, and the UK (including Fox News, ABC Nightline, WGN News, Focus on the Family, FamilyLife Today, HomeWord, & The 700 Club) and his work with stepfamilies has been covered by newspapers and online blogs around the world.
"Nothing prepared me for what I have experienced as a stepmother over the last almost 12 years. It has been one of the most challenging, painful, lonely, difficult experiences of my life... It has also been one of the greatest learning experiences I have had—and much of that is due to the hope and knowledge I have received from reading your website, your books, and recently participating in a webinar... I am grateful that you have made your life’s work providing resources, direction, information, and hope for the many people struggling with stepfamily issues. With gratitude I am making a donation to the Stepping Forward Campaign."