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Conferences, Events, & Cruises with Ron Deal


"An awesome experience! Ron has a gift of connecting to married couples."
-- Randall (Atlanta)

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.

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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.

Music by Braden Deal

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

Covington, LA - Becoming Stepfamily Smart Seminar & Worship Lesson
6/30/2018, All Day - Blended Family Training
Host: First Baptist Church (FBC website)   |   Two Opportunities to hear Ron Deal:

Guest Speaker: Saturday evening & Sunday Morning Worship (Sat at 6:00 PM; Sun at 9:30 and 11:00 AM at the main campus) -  "When You Have a Less-Than-Perfect Family"
Children's Ministry program available
Open to everyone

"Becoming Stepfamily Smart" Seminar - Sunday evening 3 hours, time TBD
For registration information contact Jay Johnston, 615-260-4752, [email protected]

Registration is required.  Visit
FBC website for more information.

Hickory, NC - Becoming Stepfamily Smart, Saturday, July 28, 2018
7/28/2018, 9:00am-12:00am - Blended Family Training

Becoming Stepfamily Smart workshop with Ron Deal - Saturday morning, 9:00 am - noon

Sponsored by Blue Ridge Broadcasting, 106.9 the Light (WMIT)
  |  Location of workshop in Hickory, NC: Discovery Church  |  Contact: Jon Wood, email or phone at 828-285-8477, x 4050 1069theLight.org

Milwaukee, WI - Building Blended Families, Sept 14-15, 2018
9/14/2018, 7:00pm - Blended Family Training

Building Blended Families conference with Ron Deal. Friday, 7:00-9:30 pm; Sat 8:30 am-12:00 pm

Host: Eastbrook Church
  |   Contact: Ruth Carver, Pastor of Congregational Care, 414-228-5220, [email protected]
   |   Register and get information here

Dallas, TX - Stepfamily Therapy Training, Sept 27-29, 2018
9/27/2018, 8:30am-11:45am - Train the Trainer

Professional training in stepfamily therapy
for counselors, psychologists, marriage & family therapists, and other mental health providers.

Attend "A Good Blend: Understanding & Counseling Stepfamilies," a  3-hour pre-conference workshop with Ron Deal on Sept 27th.  

Part of the American Association of Christian Counselors Mega National Conference, Dallas, TX, Sept 27-29, 2018. Includes training in Coaching, Counseling, Recovery, and Marriage & Family across 8 professional tracks. Multiple CE's available. Keynote speakers include Josh McDowell, Everett Worthington, Kay Warren, Tony Evans, & more    |    Click here for registration information, topics, and speakers or call 800-526-8673.


Little Rock, AR - The Summit on Stepfamily Ministry, national train-the-trainer event, Oct 25-26, 2018
10/25/2018, All Day - Train the Trainer

On Thursday and Friday Oct 25-26, 2018 join Ron Deal and hundreds of stepfamily ministry leaders from around the country for the sixth annual Summit on Stepfamily Ministry. This is the premiere ministry equipping event for childrens ministry, student ministry, and adult education ministries concerning blended families.

Sponsored by FamilyLife Blended, this event focuses on preventing redivorce and breaking the generational cycle of divorce. Open and appropriate for "beginner" or seasoned lay or staff leaders.

Location: Geyer Springs First Baptist Church, 12400 Interstate 30, Little Rock, AR 72210   |   Register and find details here 






Hurricane, WV - Building A Successful Stepfamily, Nov 9-10, 2018
11/9/2018, 7:00pm - Blended Family Training

Building A Successful Stepfamily conference with Ron Deal. Friday, 7:00-9:30 pm; Sat 8:30 am-1:00 pm

Host: River Ridge Church
  |   Contact: Blair Hayes, Groups Pastor, 304-397-6173, [email protected]
   |   Get information about here 

Austin, TX - Stepfamily Therapy Training, Feb 22-23, 2019
2/22/2019, All Day - Train the Trainer

Professional training in stepfamily therapy for counselors, psychologists, marriage & family therapists, and other mental health providers with Ron Deal. 5.5 hours of CE training, plus other workshops options

of the 2019 Christian Counselors of Texas annual conference  |    Event location: Courtyard Austin Pflugerville

Click here for information and registration 


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