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Getting Started


This is a great site. I wish I would have found it years ago!  --Erikka

Ron L. Deal, founder & president



Welcome to Smart Stepfamilies! We're honored to offer encouragement to your family or, if you are a family educator, to support your efforts to help blended families. Feel free to click around our site in order to become familiar with it, but be sure to:  

1. Browse hundreds of articles by topic and life stage;

2. Check out our highly-endorsed resources at FamilyLife.com;

3. Find the location of a conference designed specifically to address your unique family needs; and

4. Take the online Couple Checkup to discover your relationship strengths and learn how to grow more!

So, what's the next step? May I suggest you mouse over the Smart Help link. I'm sure you can find your way from there!


Ron L. Deal, President & Founder



LEARN - Videos & Articles

EXPERIENCE - Conferences & Cruises

SAVE - Marriage Therapy Intensives

GROW - Get a Couple Checkup

EDUCATE - Blended Family Ministry & Professional Training