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Smart Stepfamilies

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About Smart Stepfamilies

Ron L. Deal, founder & president
 Created by author, therapist, and blended family expert Ron L. Deal, Smart Stepfamilies (formerly called Successful Stepfamilies) empowers remarried couples and stepfamilies for successful family living and trains churches and professionals to help blended families. Contact us  
Smart Stepfamilies:
  • Is the largest web site for stepfamilies and stepfamily ministries available;
  • Is a primary point of referral for remarriage and stepfamily training by organizations like FamilyLife, Focus on the Family, Prepare-Enrich, HomeWord, America's Family Coaches, and the Association of Marriage & Family Ministries. Ron Deal's books, video resources, and articles are among the most widely referenced or quoted by leading organizations and publications.
  • Provides conferences & webinars for couples, ministry leaders, and therapists;
  • Provides practical, proven resources like the Amazon blended family category bestselling book The Smart Stepfamily: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family by Ron L. Deal, considered by many respected family experts to be the best resource available for blended families and dating couples.


Smart Stepfamilies and FamilyLife have partnered to create FamilyLife Blended. Learn more here

 “Smart Stepfamilies is the most highly practical program I know for helping couples who are dealing with the common struggles of stepparenting. The church desperately needs to offer hope to this large segment of our society. Ron is an excellent presenter and his book The Smart Stepfamily is the most helpful book I know on this topic. I highly recommend him and his ministry.”


Dr. Gary D. Chapman

New York Times bestselling author of The Five Love Languages



"Ron Deal is a true minister to stepfamilies." 

Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott 

Bestselling authors of Love Talk and Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts




"Ron Deal is the 'go-to' guy in America today for helping stepfamilies."

Dr. Gary Rosberg

Co-Founder, America's Family Coaches

Co-author of the award winning book Divorce-Proof Your Marriage


LEARN - Videos & Articles

EXPERIENCE - Conferences & Cruises

SAVE - Marriage Therapy Intensives

GROW - Get a Couple Checkup

EDUCATE - Blended Family Ministry & Professional Training