Skip to main content

Alumni Update & Speaking Event - Ron Deal

Ron Deal Headshot

The 2021 Oklahoma Christian University Behavioral and Social Sciences “Outstanding Alumni” awardee, Ron Deal, will be providing a special guest lecture this Friday, November 5th, at 1:40 PM. Deal is a bestselling author, podcaster and popular conference speaker. He is one of the most widely read and referenced authors on blended families in the U.S.

Held in the DAH Cail Auditorium, Deal will be lecturing over his research and insights related to step families. Dr. Bobby Kern’s “Divorce and Step Families” class will be in attendance, but the event is open to the public; all are welcome! For those who would like to join remotely, the guest lecture Zoom link can be found here. Please join us!

Deal graduated in 1988 with bachelor’s degrees in both Family Life/Family Services and Biblical Studies and in 1993 earned a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University. Ron is President of Smart Stepfamilies™ and Director of FamilyLife Blended®, a division of FamilyLife®. Ron is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor.

Ron has developed multiple video and group resources and is the author of nine books, including Building Love Together in Blended Families with Dr. Gary Chapman and The Smart Stepfamily. Ron’s audio teaching, through the podcast FamilyLife Blended and his one-minute radio feature, is heard each month by over 1 million listeners.

Ron has extensive experience with media, including Fox News, CNBC, Family Talk and Focus on the Family, and his work has been quoted by the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Today.com and USA Today.