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Building a Successful Stepfamily Conference
January 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm| $40 - $75
SPONSORED BY THE ALBERT & ETHEL HERZSTEIN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Join us for a practical, yet comprehensive training event that teaches adults how to build their stepfamily dream home and nurture a household of faith. This event is not exclusive to blended families. Singles and married couples desiring more education to strengthen, develop and support blended families are also encouraged to attend.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.
8:15 – 9:00 am Check-in/Late Registration
9:00 – 10:15 am Becoming Stepfamily Smart
10:15 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 – 11:30 am How to Cook a Stepfamily
11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 – 2:30 pm Marriage: Priority One
2:30 – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 – 3:45 pm Attachment, Loss, & Loyalty
3:45 – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 – 5:00 pm 4 Pillars of Stepparent Success
5:00 pm Program Concludes
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Ron L. Deal is president of Smart Stepfamilies™ and director of FamilyLife Blended™, a division of FamilyLife®. He is a family therapist and conference speaker specializing in marriage and stepfamily enrichment. He is one of the most widely read authors on stepfamily living in the country and his one-minute radio feature FamilyLife Blended can be heard daily on stations nationwide and online.
Ron is author of the Amazon bestselling book The Smart Stepfamily, The Smart Stepfamily Small Group Resource DVD and Participant Guide, The Smart Stepdad, Dating and the Single Parent, The Smart Stepmom (with Laura Petherbridge), and The Smart Stepfamily Marriage (with Dr. David Olson), which is based on the largest survey of remarriage strengths ever conducted. He is a member of the Stepfamily Expert Council for the National Stepfamily Resource Center and is a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed professional counselor.
Ron has extensive experience with the media. He has appeared on dozens of national radio and TV broadcasts in the UK, Canada, Australia, and the US, including The 700 Club, Fox News, ABC Nightline, WGN-TV News, FamilyLife Today®, Family Talk, and Focus on the Family. His work with stepfamilies has been referenced by ABC News.com, Today.com, New York Daily News, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Ladies Home Journal, and newspapers/blogs throughout the world.
He and his wife, Nan, have been married since 1986 and have three boys. Find resources and conference information at www.FamilyLifeBlended.com.