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About Coach Ron


Ron L. Deal

Ron enjoys talking with people about how they can improve their life.  With 16 years full-time ministry experience and a consulting ministry that reaches around the country, Ron loves watching the Spirit of God move people from where they are to where they can be. 

He is President of As For Me And My House Ministries, LLC (the parent company of Smart Stepfamilies) and the author of The Smart Stepfamily: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family.  He has published over 50 professional and popular articles on marriage and family life, as well as family ministry.  He presents workshops and conferences throughout the country on a variety of family related topics and has appeared in numerous national media interviews including Focus on the Family.  Ron's ministry Smart Stepfamilies is considered a primary referral point for organizations like Focus on the Family, FamilyLife, and the Association of Marriage and Family Ministries. 

Ron and his wife Nan have been married over 20 years and have three beautiful children.  She works as a freelance voice talent and he trains and equips people for healthy living.  As a family life minister Ron taught courses on marriage, parenting, family life, sexuality, and stepfamily living.  As a licensed marriage &family therapist and professional counselor, Ron has expertise in emotional, relationship, and spiritual healing. 

Getting Started


LEARN - Videos & Articles

EXPERIENCE - Conferences & Cruises

SAVE - Marriage Therapy Intensives

GROW - Get a Couple Checkup

EDUCATE - Blended Family Ministry & Professional Training