The Smart Stepfamily

An 8-Session Guide to a Healthy Stepfamily

by Ron Deal (Author)Ron L. Deal (Author)
Releases: September 03, 2019
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Discover the key steps to building a healthy blended family with stepfamily expert Ron L. Deal. Through eight engaging sessions, you'll learn useable solutions for everyday living and glean valuable insight and practical tips for becoming a smart stepfamily.

"The most highly practical program I know on this topic."--GARY CHAPMAN, PhD, author of the New York Times bestselling book The Five Love Languages

For small groups, premarital counseling, or personal study

Disc One (total running time 1:00:09)
· Session 1: Becoming a Smart Stepfamily
· Session 2: STEP Up to Discover a Redemptive God
· Session 3: STEP Down Your Expectations
· Session 4: STEP Through the Wilderness Wanderings

Disc Two (total running time 1:24:12)
· Session 5: Two-STEP Your Marriage
· Session 6: Side STEP Common Pitfalls
· Session 7: STEP In Line with the Parenting Team
· Session 8: STEP Over into the Promised Land
· Bonus Session for Children: Living in a Blended Family
· Bonus: A Word for Dating or Engaged Couples
· Bonus: A Word for Pastors, Educators, and Group Leaders

To get the most out of these videos, group leaders and participants will need a copy of The Smart Stepfamily, Revised & Expanded Edition book and The Smart Stepfamily Participant's Guide.

Ron L. Deal
is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, director of FamilyLife Blended™ for FamilyLife®, the author of numerous books on stepfamily living including the bestselling The Smart Stepfamily, and consulting editor for the Smart Stepfamily series of books. Ron is a licensed marriage and family therapist and popular speaker. He and his wife, Nan, have three sons and live in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn more at


Ron Deal, Author

Ron L. Deal, Author

Ron L. Deal is a marriage and family author, speaker, and therapist ( He is founder of Smart Stepfamilies™(, Director of FamilyLife Blended™ (a division of FamilyLife®) (, and is the author/coauthor of numerous books including The Smart Stepfamily Marriage, The Smart Stepmom, The Smart Stepdad, Dating and the Single Parent, and the bestselling The Smart Stepfamily. In addition, he is the Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series and has published over a dozen videos and study resources, and hundreds of magazine and online articles. His work has been quoted/referenced by many news outlets such as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Ron's books, conference events, social media presence, online resources, and one-minute radio feature FamilyLife Blended (heard daily on hundreds of stations nationwide and online) make him the leading voice on blended families in the U.S.. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist who frequently appears in the national media, including FamilyLife Today and Focus on the Family, and he conducts marriage and family seminars around the country and internationally. He and his wife, Nan, have three boys.

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