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About Ron Deal

Ron Deal and his wife Nan Deal smiling at each other.

Ron Deal is husband to Nan (since 1986) and proud father of Braden, Connor, and Brennan. Everything else is just details.

Ron L. Deal is a bestselling author, licensed marriage & family therapist, podcaster, and popular conference speaker who conducts “laugh and learn” marriage and family seminars and professional training around the country. He specializes in both marriage enrichment and stepfamily education.

Frequently featured in the national media, Ron is a leading national expert and the most widely read and viewed author on blended families in the country. He serves as President of Smart Stepfamilies™ and Director of FamilyLife Blended®, a division of FamilyLife®.

Connor Creative Art Center

Connor Creative Art Center is a therapeutic space for formerly trafficked and exploited children
located on the property of the Touch A Life Care Center in Ghana, West Africa.

It was built in memory of the Deal's son, Connor, who died tragically at the age of 12.

Learn About The Art Center


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